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Rail Vision Advisory Committee Meeting

Meeting Info

Date: September 13, 2018 at 10 AM - 12 PM

Location: State Transportation Building • 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 1 • Boston, MA

Attendees: General Public

Event Description

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The MBTA's Rail Vision will identify cost-effective strategies to transform the MBTA's existing Commuter Rail system to better support improved mobility and economic competitiveness in the Boston region.

The role of the Rail Vision Advisory Committee is to provide informed advice to agency leadership and the project team. The members represent diverse perspectives of the MBTA service area.


Welcome (5 minutes)

  • Review of the agenda
  • Ground rules

Evaluation Framework (5 minutes)

  • Evaluation approach
  • Focus on the Tier 1 Evaluation

Overview of Service Concepts (60 minutes)

  • Concepts that reduce travel times
  • Concepts that increase service frequency
  • Concepts that improve service connectivity
  • Discussion:
    • Are there other concepts that should be considered?
    • Suggestions on how to present concepts to the public?

Informational Primer on How Tier 1 Models Work (35 minutes)

  • Operations analyses - ATTUne
  • Ridership and land use analyses – Regional Dynamic Model
  • Operating Costs

Public Comment (10 minutes)

Next Meeting and Adjourn (5 minutes)