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Boston MPO Transportation Planning Documents Available for Public Review

Type:  Announcements  


PRESS RELEASE                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 May 2, 2012
Contact: Maureen Kelly                                                                                      Telephone: 617­973­7097
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization                                  
Transportation Planning Documents Available for Public Review;
Public Review Period Open until May 31;
Public Meetings in May
The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released for public review the draft federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2013–16 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the draft FFY 2013 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The MPO is responsible for programming federal transportation dollars in the Boston region. The TIP specifies the highway and transit projects to be implemented in the region over the next several years and the funding amounts programmed for those projects. The UPWP outlines the transportation planning studies to be conducted in the region in the coming year.
The draft documents are available on the MPO’s website, In addition, copies in CD, print, and accessible formats can be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the MPO staff via the addresses and methods listed below.


Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
State Transportation Building 
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150 
Boston, MA 02116­3968 


Voice: (617) 973-7100,  Fax: (617) 973­8855, TTY: (617) 973­7089


The 30-day public comment period for the draft documents will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, and will end on Thursday, May 31, 2012. The MPO is planning to take action on the documents at its meeting currently scheduled for June 28, 2012, at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held in conference rooms 2 and 3 of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, in Boston. Members of the public are invited to attend. Written comments will be accepted at the street address and e-mail address above before the close of the public comment period, and written and spoken comments will be accepted at the meeting.
The MPO will hold three public meetings in May to provide an opportunity for members of the public to interact directly with the MPO staff about the documents. These meetings will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday, May 15
5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Melrose City Hall
Aldermanic Chamber
562 Main Street
Getting there by transit: MBTA bus Routes 106, 131,132,136, and 137
Tuesday, May 22
5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Randolph Town Hall
Lincoln Room
41 South Main Street
Getting there by transit: MBTA bus Routes 238 and 240, and Brockton Area Transit (BAT) bus Route 12
Wednesday, May 23
Two sessions:
12:30 PM–2:00 PM
5:30 PM–7:00 PM
State Transportation Building*
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Getting there by transit: Orange and Silver Lines (Tufts Medical Center Station), the Green Line (Boylston or Arlington Station), and MBTA bus Routes 43 and 55
*A photo ID is required for access to the State Transportation Building.
Meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities and via public transportation. Assistive listening devices and large-print materials will be available at the meeting sites. Upon advance request, every effort will be made to prepare materials in other formats and in languages other than English, and to provide interpreters in American Sign Language and other languages. For assistance or accommodations, contact Pam Wolfe, preferably two weeks before the meeting, at 617.973.7141 (voice), 617.973.7089 (TTY), 617.973.8855 (fax), or
The Boston Region MPO is responsible for conducting regional transportation planning and for programming federal capital funding in its area. The MPO members include transportation and planning agencies and organizations, and municipalities.

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