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Boston Region MPO Releases Draft Amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program for Public Revi

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PRESS RELEASE                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             JANUARY 22, 2010
Contact: Maureen Kelly    Telephone: 617-973-7097
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
Boston Region MPO Releases Draft Amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program for Public Review


The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the planning document that outlines the highway and transit projects programmed to receive federal funding in the 101-municipality area of eastern Massachusetts that composes the MPO region. The amendment pertains to transportation projects that are programmed to receive economic-stimulus funding this year.
The amendment affects the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010 element of the FFYs 2010–2013 Transportation Improvement Program and Air Quality Conformity Determination (TIP) by removing one project from a group of projects that are to be implemented with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and adding four other projects in its place. In addition, the MPO’s Transportation Planning and Programming Committee has adopted an administrative modification to the TIP that adjusted certain project costs.
For details on the changes to the ARRA-funded project list and the administrative modification, visit the MPO’s website,, click on the “TIP” link, and then on “Amendment 3.” The document may also be obtained by contacting the MPO staff at the addresses noted below. It will be provided in print, CD, or accessible formats, upon request.
The public review process will begin Monday, January 25, 2010, and end Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 5:00 PM. Written comments must be received by the MPO by that time. They should be addressed to David Mohler, Chair, MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee, and may be sent via any of the following addresses or methods:
By mail: 
Boston Region MPO
State Transportation Building 
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150 
Boston 02116¬3968 
By e¬mail: 
By fax:  (617) 973-8855 
By TTY: (617) 973-7089
The Boston Region MPO is responsible for conducting regional transportation planning and for programming federal capital funding for transit and highway projects in 101 municipalities in eastern Massachusetts. The MPO members include transportation and planning agencies and organizations, and municipalities.


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