Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting

Conference Room 4, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA


Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 3:00 PM (Estimated duration: One hour and fifteen minutes, expected ending at 4:15 PM)

Meeting Agenda

1.     Introductions, 5 minutes (3:00 PM) T. Bennett, Chair

2.     Update on North-South Rail Link Study, 30 minutes (3:05 PM) Scott Hamwey, Manager of Long Range Planning, MassDOT – Presentation on the status of the feasibility reassessment currently underway on the North-South Rail Link.

3.     Chair’s Report, 5 minutes (3:35 PM) T. Bennett, Chair

4.     Approval of Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2017, 5 minutes (3:40 PM) T. Bennett, Chair (posted to MPO Website Calendar)

5.     Election Committee, 15 minutes (3:45 PM) M. Gowing, Chair – Election Committee nominates candidates for Chair and Vice Chair positions. Floor nominations will be closed at the end of the meeting and the election of officers for 2018 will be held at the October 11 meeting.

6.     Old Business, New Business, and Member Announcements, 15 minutes (4:00 PM) Ongoing Advisory Council items and issues, including notices by members and items that were not anticipated.

7.     Adjourn (4:15 PM)


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Agenda posted before 3:00 PM, September 7, 2017