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MPO Elections in October

The Boston Region MPO is accepting nominations for candidates to fill four of the 12 elected municipal seats on the MPO’s board, for a three-year term. Nominations are due October 2; and the election will be held on October 29.

Boston Region Transportation Plans Finalized

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has approved three transportation-planning documents: the new Long-Range Transportation Plan, Charting Progress to 2040; the federal fiscal years (FFYs 2016–20) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); and the FFY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

Amendments to Planning Documents Released for Public Review

The Boston Region MPO released draft Amendment Five of the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2015–18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and draft Amendment One of the FFY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 30-day public review period, which will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015, and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Pedestrian Signal-Phasing Report Released

The Boston Region MPO released findings of a study of the practices and guidelines that the region’s municipalities use to determine when to employ either exclusive or concurrent pedestrian signal-phasing timing. Exclusive phasing allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in all directions while traffic is stopped. Concurrent phasing allows pedestrians to cross in one direction while vehicles move parallel to them. The report recommends improvements for pedestrian safety at signalized intersections.