Federal Certification Review

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:00am

Pioneer Valley MPO
Transportation Planning Certification Review

60 Congress St. Springfield, MA
October 28-29, 2015


DAY 1: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

8:45-9:00        Introductions & Opening Remarks

9:00-9:30        MPO Organizational Structure and Background

9:30-10:15      Metropolitan Planning Process and Key Documents

•    Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

•    Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

10:15-10:30    15-Minute Break

10:30-12:00    Metropolitan Planning Process and Key Documents (cont.)

•    Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Project Programming

o Connection to other planning documents (LRTP, Capital Investment Plan, Program for Mass


o Project selection and prioritization processes (MPO Target Project selection, etc.)

o Transit project programming procedures

•    Air Quality Conformity

•    Congestion Management Process

12:00-1:00      Lunch Break

1:00-1:30        Public Participation Process

1:30-2:30        Consultation and Coordination

•    Transit and other Intermodal Transportation Planning Coordination

•    Regional Cooperation

•    Interdisciplinary Consultation

2:30-2:45        15-Minute Break

2:45-3:45        Civil Rights and Nondiscrimination

•    Title VI & Limited English Proficiency

•    Environmental Justice

3:45-5:00        Planning Focus Areas

•    Safety

•    Performance-Based Planning

•    Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

•    Planning & Environmental Linkages

•    Other

DAY 2: Thursday, October 29, 2015

10:00-12:00    MPO Meeting

•    Federal Team to give brief presentation on Certification Review Process and solicit input from MPO

members and public.

12:00-1:00      Lunch Break

1:00-3:00        Contingency & Wrap-up

•    Time for additional discussion not covered on Day 1.

•    Brief (<30 min.) wrap-up and debrief of certification review process.

3:00-6:00        Federal Team preps for Public Meeting

6:00-8:00        Evening Public Meeting

•          Federal Team to receive input from general public on the planning process.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. PVPC  provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact PVPC by phone (413-781-6045), fax (413-732-2593), TTD/TTY (413-781-7168) or by email gmroux@pvpc.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the meeting.

Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: PVPC complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of MassDOT to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity administered by PVPC. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact PVPC (413-781-6045), fax (413-732-2593), TTD/TTY (413-781-7168) or by e-mail at gmroux@pvpc.org .

If information is needed in another language, please contact the PVPC Title VI Specialist by phone at (413) 781-6045.
 Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do PVPC pelo fone 413-781-6045.”

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如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系马萨诸塞州交通部(PVPC)《民权法》第六章专职人员,电话 413-781-6045。
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