Good news for long term transportation efforts today, June 26th: the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted to endorse the Central Transportation Planning Staff FFY 15 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP.) Included in the FFY 15 UPWP is a study to assess current and future constraints of our transportation system in the urban core.
The Core Capacity Constraints Study has three main components: 1) it will document current conditions on our roadways and mass transit systems 2) the study will build upon the first step and look to a future year to identify possible constraints with our current infrastructure based on modeled patterns of development and 3) examine possible transit investments that could mitigate the identified current and future constraints. Identifying our shortfalls will help long term planning of our roadways and public transportation systems.
We are looking forward to the results of this study as we continue to make the case for investments in and improvements to our existing transportation infrastructure.
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger