NOTE: If you require any accommodations in order to participate or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Rσisνn Foley, MPO Staff, at or 857.702.3704.

Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, March 18, 2021

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

March 25, 2021, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, 50 minutes, expected ending at 12:50 PM)

Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 3.

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Please note: This meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Unified Planning Work Program Committee beginning at 9:00 AM.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 10 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 20 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of February 18, 2021, MPO Meeting Minutes, 5 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2021–25 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Four, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed TIP amendment and vote to release it for a 21-day public review period, 10 minutes (to be posted)

9.      FFYs 2022–26 TIP Development: State Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update, Michelle Ho, MassDOT Staff, and Jillian Linnell, MBTA Staff: Presentation and discussion of the highway and transit project selection process and discussion of continuing CIP projects, 30 minutes (to be posted)

10.   FFYs 2022–26 TIP Development: Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Capital Planning ProcessJoy Glynn, MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA): Presentation and discussion of the MWRTA and Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) capital project selection processes, 10 minutes (to be posted)

11.   Action Item: FFYs 2022–26 TIP Development: Draft Programming Scenario Approval, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and continued discussion of possible draft programming scenarios for the FFYs 2022–26 TIP, including a vote to approve one scenario for inclusion in the draft FFYs 2022–26 TIP, 60 minutes (to be posted)

12.   Members’ Items: Reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues, 5 minutes


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Times reflect the expected duration of each item and do not constitute a schedule.

Meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities and are near public transportation. Upon request (preferably two weeks in advance of the meeting), every effort will be made to provide accommodations such as assistive listening devices, materials in accessible formats and in languages other than English, and interpreters in American Sign Language and other languages. Please contact the MPO staff at 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), 617.570.9192 (fax), or

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administered by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, or both, prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. The Boston Region MPO considers these protected populations in its Title VI Programs, consistent with federal interpretation and administration. In addition, the Boston Region MPO provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

The Boston Region MPO also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 sections 92a, 98, 98a, which prohibits making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to, or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, the Boston Region MPO complies with the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4, which requires that all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

A complaint form and additional information can be obtained by contacting the MPO or at To request this information in a different language or in an accessible format, please contact

Title VI Specialist, Boston Region MPO, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116,, 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY)