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 10:00 AM, April 27, 2021

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

April 29, 2021, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes, expected ending at 12:15 PM)

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

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 10 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

7.      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 amendments and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: FFYs 2021–25 TIP Amendment Five, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed TIP amendments and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope, Intersection Improvement Program, Casey Claude, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and expected adoption of this work scope, which will identify municipality-owned intersections that would benefit from low-cost safety improvements. MPO staff will study up to five of the identified locations to develop low-cost improvement recommendations, which MPO staff will present to the respective municipalities, 5 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Work Scope, Bus Network Redesign Equity Analysis, Steven Andrews, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and expected adoption of this work scope, which will provide insights into the equity implications of proposed bus network redesign changes, and provide bus network redesign-related planning and graphical support, 5 minutes (posted)

11.   FFYs 2022–26 TIP Transit Element: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Projects in the TIP, Jillian Linnell, MBTA Staff: Presentation of projects anticipated to be programmed in the FFYs 2022–26 TIP, 15 minutes (posted)

12.   Exploring Resilience in MPO-funded Corridor and Intersection Studies, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of study results from the Revere Route 1A Resilience Pilot study, including findings and recommendations, 15 minutes (posted)

13.   Modeling Roadmap: Fundamentals and Futures of Modeling at Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS), Marty Milkovits, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of a framework for stakeholders to understand models in general, followed by a review of the broad trends in transportation modeling, discussion of the goal for CTPS’ modeling practice, and description of the engagement steps for new modeling tools to support the next Long-Range Transportation Plan, 30 minutes

14.   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)