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 updated at 2:00 PM, November 27, 2023

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Transportation Board Room, 2nd Floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

November 30, 2023, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 2 hours and 12 minutes, expected ending at 12:12 PM)

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

Please note:     This meeting will be preceded by refreshments and networking outside of the Transportation Board Room beginning at 9:30 AM.

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Secretary of Transportation, 5 minutes

3.      Members’ Items: Comments, reports, and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues, 10 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 5 minutes  

5.      Welcome by the Executive Director, Introduction to the Role of the Boston Region MPO, and Overview of the MPO Investment Process, Tegin Teich, Executive Director, and Ethan Lapointe, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Manager, MPO Staff: Welcome to new and returning board members; a brief overview of the role of the Boston Region MPO related to the allocation of federal funds for transportation improvements in the Boston region; and an overview of the MPO’s five-year capital plan and the MPO board’s decision-making role in its development, 30 minutes

6.      Federal Policy and Funding Context, Bill Keyrouze, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Discussion of the framework of federal funding policy and funding flows relevant for MPOs, 30 minutes

Break, 15 minutes

7.      Vision Zero Action Plan Development Update, Rebecca Morgan, Director of Projects and Partnerships, MPO Staff: Update on the MPO’s process to develop a Vision Zero Action Plan for the Boston region, funded by the federal Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary grant and enabling municipalities to apply for implementation funding in the future, 10 minutes

8.      Action Item: Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Update Process, Tom Bent, Inner Core Committee and Ad Hoc Committee Chair: Presentation and vote on the committee’s recommendation regarding the process to further update the Boston Region MPO’s MOU, 15 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Election of Vice Chair for Federal Fiscal Year 2024, David Mohler, Executive Director of the Office of Transportation Planning, Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Presentation of nominees and vote to elect the vice chair, 5 minutes

10.   Action Item: Appointment of Committee Slates, David Mohler, Executive Director of the Office of Transportation Planning, Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Presentation of recommended committee slates and vote to approve, 10 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:
857.702.3700 (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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