Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, September 27, 2018



Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 1 hour and 37 minutes, expected ending at 11:37 AM)

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 2 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 1 minute 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 1 minute

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of July 19, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for Updates to Express Highway Volume Charts, Scott Peterson, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of a work program for a pilot project to develop up-to-date balanced volume data for select expressways and to make it available for viewing online in graphical and tabular forms, as well as available for downloading to support staff and the public’s interest in traffic volumes on major roadways in the region; 10 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Program for the Pedestrian Report Card Assessment Dashboard, Casey-Marie Claude, MPO Staff: presentation, discussion, and vote to approve a work program for implementing the previously developed Pedestrian Report Card Assessment tool and creating an interactive web-based performance dashboard to document the pedestrian suitability of intersections and route segments throughout the Boston region; 10 minutes (posted)

10.   Disparate Impact/Disproportionate (DI/DB) Burden Policy Development Update, Betsy Harvey, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the outreach process conducted to support the development of a DI/DB policy for the MPO, including a discussion about the input received from stakeholders and potential next steps to further the development of a DI/DB policy; 30 minutes

11.   Intermodal Warehouses in Massachusetts and Update on the MPO’s Freight Program, Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of a recently completed technical memorandum on intermodal warehouses in Massachusetts, and an update on work planned as part of the MPO’s freight program; 30 minutes (posted)

12.   Members’ Items, reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues; 5 minutes


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