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This Friday: Public Workshop on the Boston Region MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

September 7, 2011

Senator Karen Spilka is inviting members of the MetroWest community to join her at a public workshop this Friday, September 9th to discuss the draft Long Range Transportation Plan: Paths to a Sustainable Region, now being considered by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO). The Long Range Plan establishes the Boston MPO’s transportation vision for the region, discusses plans to accomplish the vision, and identifies the regionally significant projects to be funded over the next 23 years. The residents of the 101 municipalities that make up the Boston MPO have until September 13th to review the draft and submit their comments.

David Mohler, Executive Director of the Office of Transportation Planning will discuss the draft and its proposals for transportation investments between now and 2035. All significant transportation projects must be included in Long Range Transportation Plan if they are to receive funding. This is the chance for residents, public officials, and businesses to share with MassDOT their concerns and priorities for transportation investments in the region.

The draft of Paths to a Sustainable Region, can be viewed here.

Chapter 8: Recommended Plan lists all the significant transportation projects the Boston MPO has selected for funding over the next 20-plus years in Table 8-1 on page 5. For the MetroWest region it includes two rail trails and one highway project. All the selected projects are shown on a map on page 6. This workshop gives the public a voice in the process. Senator Spilka urges her residents to attend this meeting to discuss their vision for the 495/MetroWest region and what they see as the pressing transportation and infrastructure needs of MetroWest communities.

Details
Public Workshop on the Boston Region MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan

This Friday, September 9, 2011
8:30 a.m.
Hopkinton Fire Department, Training Room
73 Main Street, Hopkinton

Any constituent who has questions about the event may call Senator Spilka’s State House office at (617) 722-1640.

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