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Boston Region MPO Hosts Public Meetings on Short-Range and Long-Range Transportation Planning

Type:  Announcements  

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 18, 2011
Contact: Maureen Kelly, Tel: 617-973-7097, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, mkelly@bostonmpo.org


Boston Region MPO Hosts Public Meetings on Short-Range and Long-Range Transportation Planning

 

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hosting a series of public meetings and workshops this winter to discuss a plan for implementing transportation projects over the next four years, a long-range transportation plan with a 25-year horizon, and transportation equity concerns. The MPO’s plans affect a 101-municipality area of eastern Massachusetts that composes the MPO region.

 

TIP-Building Workshops (for the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program)


In February, the MPO will host several TIP-Building workshops. The workshops will focus on the development of the draft Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2012–2015 Transportation Improvement Program and Air Quality Conformity Determination (TIP), the four-year plan for investing federal transportation dollars in the region. The TIP-Building Workshops are open to the public, but will be of particular interest to municipal staff and project proponents who are seeking federal funding to implement transportation projects. MPO staff will provide information about changes that are occurring to the TIP development process and the process the MPO uses to evaluate proposed projects.

 

Tuesday, February 8, 9:00 AM
Peabody Library South Branch, 78 Lynn Street, Peabody
Accessible via MBTA bus Route 435

 

Tuesday, February 15, 9:00 AM
Framingham Town Hall- Blumer Community Room, 150 Concord Street, Framingham
Accessible via the Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line (Framingham Station)


Wednesday, February 16 - (at the MPO’s winter open house), 1:00 PM (afternoon session) and 6:00 PM (evening session)
State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Accessible by Silver and Orange lines (Tufts Medical Center Station), Green Line (Boylston or Arlington stations), and MBTA bus Routes 43 and 55

 

Tuesday, February 22, 9:00 AM
Hingham Public Library- Whiton Room, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham
Accessible via MBTA bus Route 220

 

Regional Transportation Needs Assessment Workshops


Another set of workshops will focus on the development of the MPO’s long-range transportation plan, Paths to a Sustainable Region. In particular, there will be a discussion about the Needs Assessment that the MPO has conducted to identify problems within all modes of the region’s transportation network, such as transit service needs, the locations of traffic bottlenecks and congestion, locations where there are numerous motor vehicle crashes, and transportation equity issues. The MPO is releasing this Needs Assessment, which will be available prior to the public meetings at www.bostonmpo.org, for public review and will welcome feedback at the meetings or by contacting the MPO:

 

By mail: 
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
Attention: Michael Callahan, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150 
Boston, MA 02116

By email: mcallahan@bostonmpo.org 
By fax: 617-973¬8855 
By TTY: 617-973¬7089

 

Thursday, February 10, 5:30 PM
Saugus Town Hall Auditorium, 298 Central Street, Saugus
Accessible via MBTA bus Routes 429 and 430

 

Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 PM
Needham Public Library -Community Room, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham
Accessible by the Needham commuter rail line (Needham Heights Station) or MBTA bus Route 59

 

Wednesday, February 16, (at the MPO’s winter open house), Noon (afternoon session) and 5:00 PM (evening session)
State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Accessible by Silver and Orange lines (Tufts Medical Center Station), Green Line (Boylston or Arlington stations), and MBTA bus Routes 43 and 55

 

Transportation Equity Forum
The MPO staff will also hold a Transportation Equity Forum on February 2 to provide another opportunity to discuss the Needs Assessment for the long-range plan with residents of neighborhoods that have high concentrations of low-income or minority residents, and to provide for consideration of transportation equity issues as the plan is being developed.

 

Wednesday, February 2, 5:30 PM
Boston Public Library -Conference Room 6, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
Accessible by the Green Line (Copley Station), Orange Line (Back Bay Station), and MBTA bus Routes 9, 10, 39, and 55

 

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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