The Boston Region MPO released draft Amendment Five of the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2015–18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and draft Amendment One of the FFY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 30-day public review period, which will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015, and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
The Boston Region MPO released findings of a study of the practices and guidelines that the region’s municipalities use to determine when to employ either exclusive or concurrent pedestrian signal-phasing timing. Exclusive phasing allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in all directions while traffic is stopped. Concurrent phasing allows pedestrians to cross in one direction while vehicles move parallel to them. The report recommends improvements for pedestrian safety at signalized intersections.