Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting

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March 3, 2021, 2:30 PM

(Estimated duration: One hour and 50 minutes, expected ending at 4:20 PM)

Meeting Agenda

1.     Introductions, 5 minutes (2:30 PM), L. Diggins, Chair

2.     Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Potential Studies, 40 minutes (2:35 PM), Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, MPO Staff, presentation and discussion of initial list of study concepts to be considered for inclusion in the FFY 2022 UPWP

3.     FFYs 2021–26 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Preliminary Project Scenarios, 40 minutes (3:15 PM), Matt Genova, TIP Manager, presentation and discussion of currently programmed projects in the FFYs 2021–25 TIP and possible new programming scenarios for FFYs 2021–26

4.     Destination 2040 Needs Assessment Discussion, 10 minutes (3:55 PM), L. Diggins, Chair, discussion of Chapter 6 of the Needs Assessment (pages 163-204) for the current Long-Range Transportation Plan for the Boston Region

5.     Advisory Council Membership, 10 minutes (4:05 PM), Matt Archer, MPO Staff, discussion of ideas regarding Advisory Council membership and solicitation for new members of the Membership Committee 

6.     Chair’s Report, 2 minutes (4:15 PM), L. Diggins, Chair

7.     Approval of December 11, 2019, and January 8, 2020 Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes (4:17 PM), L. Diggins, Chair (Minutes posted to MPO Website Calendar before meeting)

8.     Old Business, New Business, and Member Announcements, 1 minute (4:19 PM)

9.     Adjourn (4:20 PM)


Agenda posted before 9:00 PM, March 3, 2021.


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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.

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