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, October 14, 2021


Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

October 21, 2021, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 2 hours and 21 minutes, expected ending at 12:21 PM)

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

This meeting will be followed by a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee meeting beginning at approximately 1:00 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, 2 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 10 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of August 19, 2021, and September 2, 2021, MPO Meeting Minutes, 10 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Scope, Addressing Priority Corridors from the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program for studying one of the priority corridors identified in the Needs Assessment of the LRTP, 5 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope, Addressing Safety, Mobility and Access on Subregional Priority Roadways for FFY 2022, Chen-Yuan Wang, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program to identify and evaluate roadway corridor segments in the Boston region that have not been identified in the Needs Assessment of the LRTP, 5 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Work Scope, Safety and Operations at Selected Intersections for FFY 2022, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program to identify improvements that address safety and operations problems at as many as three intersections in the Boston region, 5 minutes (posted)

11.   Action Item: Work Scope, MBTA 2022 Title VI Program Monitoring, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program to assist the MBTA with its annual monitoring for ongoing Title VI compliance, 5 minutes (posted)

12.   Action Item: FFY 2022 UPWP Amendment One, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to release Amendment One for a 21-day public comment period, 10 minutes (posted)

13.   Action Item: MPO Public Outreach Plan, Jonathan Church, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse the public outreach plan, 10 minutes (posted)

14.   Action Item: Community Connections Program Update, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Update on and discussion of the Community Connections program, including outreach to regional transit authorities regarding operations projects, 25 minutes

15.   Long-Range Transportation Plan Kick-Off, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the new LRTP, Destination 2050, scheduled for adoption in 2023, 30 minutes

16.   Members’ Items: Reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues, 2 minutes

Meeting materials are posted on the MPO’s meeting calendar webpage at

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 MPO staff to request these services. See below for contact information.

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

By Telephone:
857.702.3702 (voice)

For people with hearing or speaking difficulties, connect through the state MassRelay service:

·         Relay Using TTY or Hearing Carry-over: 800.439.2370

·         Relay Using Voice Carry-over: 866.887.6619

·         Relay Using Text to Speech: 866.645.9870

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