NOTE: If you require any accommodations in order to participate or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Stella Jordan, MPO Staff, at or 857.702.3675.

Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, September 14, 2023

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

September 21, 2023, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 1 hour and 56 minutes, expected ending at 11:56 AM)

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

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 1 minutes

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes  

4.      Public Comments, 5 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: July 20, 2023, MPO Meeting Minutes, Vote to approve the July 20, 2023, MPO meeting minutes, 3 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, Betsy Harvey, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to release the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for a 15-day public review period, 15 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope, Applying Conveyal to Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Scoping¸ Srilekha Murthy, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to apply Conveyal software to TIP project scoring and evaluation, 5 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Transit Transformation Program: Update and Discussion, Ethan Lapointe and Logan Casey, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the development of the Transit Transformation Program, including takeaways from stakeholder engagement, literature review, and qualifying projects, 20 minutes

11.   TIP Process, Engagement, and Readiness Committee, Ethan Lapointe and Logan Casey, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and request for volunteers to serve on the committee, 10 minutes

12.   Lab and Municipal Parking Study, Sophie Fox, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the discrete Lab and Municipal Parking Study, funded in the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Unified Planning Work Program, 20 minutes (posted)

13.   Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Infrastructure and Signs and Lines Grant Solicitations, Miranda Briseño, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Staff: Presentation and discussion of the SRTS Infrastructure and Signs and Lines grant, 20 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 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:
857.702.3700 (voice)

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·       Relay Using TTY or Hearing Carry-over: 800.439.2370

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