May 10, 2018

Re: Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Unified Planning Work Program


Dear Mr. Mohler,

The Regional Transportation Advisory Council is an independent group of citizen and regional advocacy groups, municipal officials, and agencies charged by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with providing public input on transportation planning and programming.

The Advisory Council has reviewed and discussed the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). We appreciate the effort that MPO staff have taken to discuss the proposed UPWP projects and selection process with the Advisory Council.

The RTAC offers the following two comments on the 2019 UPWP:

  1. We appreciate the MPO staff’s consideration of the feedback provided by the RTAC on the initial UPWP project list.
  2. We encourage the MPO to continue working to better track the outcomes and any follow-up actions taken as a result of UPWP studies so that the MPO can continue to identify projects with the greatest impacts.

We appreciate the opportunity to express our thoughts to the MPO.



Tegin Teich, Chair

Regional Transportation Advisory Council