The Transportation Committee of the 495/MetroWest Partnership will meet virtually on Thursday, October 14th at 8:30 AM. The agenda will include:
- A presentation from the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization regarding their Long Range Transportation Plan (LTRP) development process. A new LRTP will be adopted in the Spring of 2023; input is being sought this Fall.
- An overview from the Regional Transit Authority Advocacy Coalition (RTAAC) on their proposed RTA Advancement bill, legislation currently pending that aims to ensure adequate funding for RTAs, dedicate a portion of TNC fees to RTAs, and enhance support for RTA capital projects, among other provisions.
- A brief presentation from GATRA on two new demand-response services, GATRA GO United and GATRA GO Connect, which between them will serve Foxborough, Franklin, Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham.
The 495/MetroWest Partnership’s Transportation Committee focuses on regional mobility and enhancing transportation options in the region, addressing areas such as municipal roads and bridges, highway infrastructure, traffic congestion, commuter rail, regional transportation authorities, transit modernization and long-term visioning, interagency coordination, workforce transportation, complete streets projects, and transportation policy.