Meeting Minutes of the Old Colony MPO Meeting, August 21, 2018, 10 AM
Old Colony Planning Council Offices, 70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301
|Stephen Woelfel, Representing Stephanie Pollack, Secretary and CEO, MassDOT|
|Timothy Kochan, Representing Jonathan L. Gulliver, Administrator, MassDOT Highway Division|
|Eldon Moreira, Vice-Chairman, West Bridgewater Board of Selectmen|
|Pat Ciaramella, Executive Director, OCPC, Representing Frank Staffier, President, OCPC|
|Ray Ledoux, Administrator, Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Dan Salvucci, Vice-Chairman, Whitman Board of Selectmen|
|James Downey, Representing Chairman Kenneth Tavares, Plymouth Board of Selectmen|
|Elijah Romulus, Bridgewater|
|Paul Umano, Brockton|
|Glenn Geiler, BAT|
|Kelly Forrester, BAT|
|Heather Hamilton, BSC Group|
|Mary Ellen DeFrias, MassDevelopment|
|Derek Krevat, MassDOT|
|Charles Kilmer, Old Colony Planning Council|
|Kyle Mowatt, Old Colony Planning Council|
|Shawn Bailey, Old Colony Planning Council|
|Bill McNulty, Old Colony Planning Council|
|Paul Chenard, Old Colony Planning Council|
1. Call to Order and Introductions
Chairperson Woelfel called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M. and then read the meeting accessibility statement, and the Title VI Notice of Protection Statement. Those in attendance then introduced themselves.
2. Public Comments
There were no public comments.
3. Minutes of the July 17, 2018 Meeting
Chairperson Woelfel asked the MPO Members for any comments or changes regarding the minutes of the July 17, 2018 meeting. There being none, the Old Colony MPO then endorsed the minutes of the July 17, 2018 Old Colony MPO Meeting.
4. Brockton Area Transit (BAT) Report
Vice-Chairman Ray Ledoux provided a report on BAT activities:
- The State Budget, which includes an increase in RTA funding, was recently signed by the Governor The budget provides an increase of transit funding. Budget provides two tiers of funding: $4 Million for competitive funding (for new projects); and $2 Million for RTAs that are in financial trouble. Both funding levels will require MOU to be signed by MassDOT.
- A Task Force will be created to discuss some of the issues facing regional transit in the Commonwealth. The initial report will be out by November 1.
- BAT instituted a fare increase in July.
- BAT implemented an Ashmont service change. The change involves the addition of one trip starting on September 4.
- BAT recently entered 12 new buses into regular service.
- BAT received the result of their Triennial Review. BAT received zero deficiencies.
5. Performance Based Planning and Brockton Area Transit (BAT) Proposed Transit State of Good Repair Targets
· Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Adoption of the Proposed Set of Federally Required Performance Targets Pertaining to Transit State of Good Repair
Kelly Forrester discussed the Performance Based Planning and BATs Proposed Transit State of Good Repair Targets. The Performance Measures are as follows:
- Rolling Stock - The percentage of revenue vehicles (by type) that exceed the useful life benchmark (ULB).
- Equipment - The percentage of non-revenue service vehicles (by type) that exceed the ULB.
- Facilities - The percentage of facilities (by group) that are rated less than 3.0 on the Transit Economic Requirements Model (TERM) Scale.
Kelly Forrester stated that BAT has zero Buses and Cutaway Buses that exceed the default ULB for FY18. For Vans, six vehicles exceed the ULB for FY18. Three of these vans will be replaced for FY19. Twenty percent of non-revenue service vehicles exceeds default ULB of eight. Zero percent of facilities rated under 3.0 on TERM Scale.
Chairperson Woelfel asked if there is a motion to adopt the proposed set of federally required performance targets pertaining to Transit State of Good Repair as their own for the region. A motion was made and then seconded.
The Old Colony MPO voted unanimously to adopt proposed set of federally required performance targets pertaining to Transit State of Good Repair as their own for the region.
6. FFY 2018 Old Colony Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Budget Reallocation
· Review and Potential Approval
Charles Kilmer discussed the FFY 2018 Old Colony UPWP Budget Reallocation. The proposed FFY 2018 UPWP Budget Reallocation is as follows:
- 2200 - Highway Data Surveillance and System Monitoring – From $64,000 to $79,000
- 2500 - Management Systems and Travel Demand Modeling - From $72,000, to $87,000
- 3200 - Local Highway Transportation Technical Assistance - From $70,000 to $85,000
- 2300 - System Planning Resource Activities - From $43,000 to $33,000
- 3300 - Route 106 Corridor Study - From $48,000 to $33,000
- 3400 - Regional Policy Plan - From $81,000 to $66,000
- 3500 - Performance Management - From $43,000 to $38,000
Chairperson Woelfel asked if there is a motion to approve the FFY 2018 Old Colony UPWP Budget Reallocation. A motion was made and was seconded.
The Old Colony MPO voted unanimously to approve the FFY 2018 Old Colony UPWP Budget Reallocation.
7. Old Colony MPO Continuing, Cooperative, and Comprehensive (3C) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Update
· Review and Potential Endorsement
Charles Kilmer provided an update on the 3C MOU.
The existing 2011 Old Colony MPO MOU calls for the periodic review of its contents, and the updating as may be mutually agreeable. As such, a review and update process commenced earlier this summer and a Draft MOU was prepared and provided to the Old Colony MPO at their July 17, 2018 meeting. Following the July 17, 2018 meeting, the Draft MOU was provided to chief elected officials, BAT, GATRA, FHWA, FTA, JTC, and MassDOT for review and comment. OCPC did not receive any request for changes to the July 17, 2018 version on of the 3C MOU.
Chairperson Woelfel asked if there is a motion to endorse the Old Colony MPO 3C MOU. A motion was made and then seconded.
The Old Colony MPO voted unanimously to endorse the Old Colony MPO 3C MOU.
8. 2016 Old Colony Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Amendment 1
· Public Comments and Potential Endorsement
Charles Kilmer discussed the comments received for the 2016 Old Colony RTP Amendment 1. The comment(s) are as follows:
- Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) - The Old Colony JTC, at its public meeting on August 2, 2018, reviewed and approved the 2016 Old Colony RTP Amendment 1.
Chairperson Woelfel asked if there is a motion to endorse the 2016 Old Colony RTP Amendment 1. A motion was made and then seconded.
The Old Colony MPO voted unanimously to endorse the 2016 Old Colony RTP Amendment 1.
9. FFY 2018-2022 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Adjustments and/ or Amendments
Charles Kilmer stated that there are no Adjustments and/ or Amendments for the FFY 2018-2022 Old Colony TIP at this time.
10. Administrative Matters, Other Business, and Date and Time of Next Meeting(s)
Charles Kilmer stated that the next meetings would be held on September 18, 2018 and October 16, 2018.
Pat Ciaramella asked Tim Kochan the status on the Belmont Street Project in Brockton. Tim Kochan stated that he will bring this back to MassDOT and acquire a construction briefing which he will forward to OCPC.
Chairperson Woelfel adjourned the meeting at 10:26 AM.
Kyle Mowatt, Transportation Planner