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Transportation Improvement Program
Federal Fiscal Years 2025-29

Boston Region MPO

DRAFT FOR THE MPO, April 18, 2024

 

Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: 3C Transportation Planning in the Boston Region
Chapter 2: The TIP Process
Chapter 3: Highway and Transit Programming
Chapter 4: Performance Analysis
Chapter 5: Determination of Air Quality Conformity
Chapter 6: Transportation Equity Performance Report

Appendices

Certification of the Boston Region MPO Transportation Planning Process

Abbreviations


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Global Warming Solutions Act Requirements for Transportation

 

This form will certify that the Transportation Improvement Program and Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan is in compliance with all applicable requirements in the Massachusetts State Regulation 310 CMR 60.05: Global Warming Solutions Act Requirements for Transportation (GWSA). The regulation requires the MPO to conduct the following activities:

  1. Evaluate and report the aggregate transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impacts of Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) and Transportation Improvement Plans (TIPs). (310 CMR 60.05(5)(a)1)
  2. In consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), develop and utilize procedures to prioritize and select projects in RTPs and TIPs based on factors that include aggregate transportation GHG emissions impacts. (310 CMR 60.05(5)(a)2)
  3. Quantify net transportation GHG emissions impacts resulting from the projects in RTPs and TIPs and certify in a statement included with RTPs and TIPs pursuant to 23 CFR Part 450 that the MPO has made efforts to minimize aggregate transportation GHG emissions impacts. (310 CMR 60.05(5)(a)3)
  4. Determine in consultation with the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) that the appropriate planning assumptions used for transportation GHG emissions modeling are consistent with local land use policies, or that local authorities have made documented and credible commitments to establishing such consistency. (310 CMR 60.05(5)(a)4)
  5. Develop RTPs and TIPs. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)2.a)
  6. Ensure that RPAs are using appropriate planning assumptions. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)2.b)
  7. Perform regional aggregate transportation GHG emissions impact analysis of RTPs and TIPs. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)2.c)
  8. Calculate aggregate transportation GHG emissions impacts for RTPs and TIPs. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)2.d)
  9. Develop public consultation procedures for aggregate transportation GHG emissions impact reporting and related GWSA requirements consistent with current and approved regional public participation plans. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)2.e)
  10. Prior to making final endorsements on the RTPs, TIPs, State TIPs (STIPs), and projects included in these plans, MassDOT and the MPOs shall include the aggregate transportation GHG emission impact assessment in RTPs, TIPs, and STIPs and provide an opportunity for public review and comment on the RTPs, TIPs, and STIPs. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(c))
  11. After a final GHG assessment has been made by MassDOT and the MPOs, MassDOT and the MPOs shall submit MPO-endorsed RTPs, TIPs, STIPs or projects within 30 days of endorsement to the Department of Environmental Protection for review of the GHG assessment. (310 CMR 60.05(8)(a)1.c)

 

                                                           for        F

Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Secretary and CEO

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Chair, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

 

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Executive Summary

Introduction

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) five-year capital  plan, the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2025–29 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), is the near-term investment program for the region’s transportation system. Guided by the Boston Region MPO’s vision, goals, and objectives, the TIP prioritizes investments that preserve the current transportation system in a state of good repair, provide safe and reliable transportation for all modes, enhance livability, support clean air and healthy communities, promote equity, resiliency, and sustainability, and improve mobility throughout the region. These investments fund roadway and intersection improvements, maintenance and expansion of the public transit system, shared-use path construction, first-and-last-mile improvements for users of active transportation, and major highway reconstruction.

 

The Boston Region MPO is guided by a 22-member board with representatives of state agencies, regional organizations, and municipalities. Its jurisdiction extends roughly from Boston north to Ipswich, south to Marshfield, and west to municipalities along Interstate 495. Each year, the MPO conducts a process to decide how to spend federal transportation funds for capital projects. The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS), which is the staff to the MPO, manages the TIP development process.

 

MPO staff coordinates the evaluation of project funding requests, proposes programming of current and new projects based on anticipated funding levels, supports the MPO board in developing a draft TIP document, and facilitates a public review of the draft before the MPO board endorses the final document.

 

FFYs 2025–29 TIP Investments

The complete TIP project list is available in Chapter 3 of this document and online at bostonmpo.org/tip. The TIP tables provide details of how funding is allocated to each programmed project and capital investment program. These tables are organized by federal fiscal year and are grouped by highway and transit programs.

 

Highway Program

The Highway Program of the TIP funds the priority transportation projects advanced by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the cities and towns within the Boston region. The program is devoted primarily to preserving and modernizing the existing roadway network by reconstructing roadways, resurfacing highways, and replacing bridges.

 

In Massachusetts, Federal-Aid Highway Program funding, which is apportioned by the Federal Highway Administration and distributed by MassDOT, goes toward projects within various statewide programs, Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) payments, and Regional Targets for the state’s MPOs. In the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, roadway, bridge, and bicycle and pedestrian programs account for nearly $2.37 billion in funding to the Boston region. The Regional Target funding provided to the MPOs may be programmed for projects at the discretion of each MPO, whereas MassDOT has discretion to propose its recommended projects for statewide programs, such as those related to bridge repairs and interstate highway maintenance.

 

Transit Program

The Transit Program of the TIP provides funding for projects and programs that address the capital needs prioritized by the three transit authorities in the region: the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA), and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA). The Transit Program is predominantly dedicated to achieving and maintaining a state of good repair for all assets throughout the transit system.

 

The FFYs 2025–29 TIP includes $4.05 billion in transit investments for the transit authorities in the Boston MPO region to support state of good repair, modernize transit systems, and increase access to transit. Additionally, beginning in FFY 2025, the MPO will allocate $2.5 million of its annual Regional Target funds to its new Transit Transformation investment program. This program aims to build on the investments made through the Transit Program by using a portion of Highway Program funding to fulfill unmet transit project needs in the region. The MPO is funding transit projects in FFY 2025 using the $2.5 million set-aside and a surplus of funds available in that year, as detailed in Table ES-1. For the following years, the MPO has reserved $5 million for FFY 2026 and $6.5 million annually in FFYs 2027 through 2029 for the Transit Transformation investment program.

 

Regional Target Program Details

During FFYs 2025–29, the Boston Region MPO plans to fund 70 projects with its Regional Target funding. In total, 32 new projects were added to the MPO’s Regional Target Program during this TIP cycle. These 32 projects included ten in the Community Connections investment program; eight in the Transit Transformation investment program; six in a project design funding pilot in FFY 2025; and two projects listed in the MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Destination 2050, that will receive initial design funding in FFY 2026. Six roadway projects were newly funded for construction in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP Regional Target Program, including two projects previously listed under MassDOT’s Statewide Highway Program. Details on these projects are available in Table ES-1.


Table ES-1
New Regional Target Projects Funded in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP

Project Name

Proponent

MPO Investment Program

FFYs of Funding

Regional Target Dollars Programmed in FFYs 2025–29 

Arlington- Broadway Complete Streets Design

Arlington

Complete Streets

2025

$1,395,000

Arlington- Installation of 123 Bicycle Racks and Related Materials

Arlington

Community Connections

2025

$90,878

Arlington- Stratton School Improvements (Safe Routes to Schools)

MassDOT

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$1,625,250

Boston- Bluebikes Station Replacement and Electrification, 12 Stations

Boston

Community Connections

2025

$590,348

Boston- Repurposing Single Space Parking Meter Poles for 1,600 Bicycle Racks

Boston

Community Connections

2025

$379,470

Brookline- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 3 Stations and 62 Pedal Bikes

Brookline

Community Connections

2025

$200,000

Cambridge- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 8 Stations and 65 Pedal Bikes

Cambridge

Community Connections

2025

$385,456

CATA- CATA Gloucester Facility Modernization

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025

$1,293,000

CATA- Fare Upgrades for ADA and Dial-A-Ride Customers

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025

$65,000

CATA- Vehicle Replacement (4 Vehicles)

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025-26

$2,460,000

Chelsea-Revere- Regional On-Demand Microtransit Pilot Project

Chelsea
Revere

Community Connections

2025-28

$1,413,735

Framingham- Chris Walsh Trail, Phase 2 [Design Only]

Framingham

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$850,000

Holliston- Intersection Improvements at Route 16 and Whitney Street [Design Only]

Holliston

Intersection Improvements

2025

$250,000

Malden- Canal Street Bicycle Lanes

Malden

Community Connections

2025

$81,250

Marlborough- Reconstruction of Granger Boulevard [Design Only]

Marlborough

Complete Streets

2025

$1,215,000

MBTA- Central Square Station Accessibility Improvements (Cambridge)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$5,000,000

MBTA- Nubian Square Accessibility and Operational Improvements (Boston)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$5,000,000

MBTA- Systemwide Pedal and Park Modernization (Alewife, Ashmont, Braintree, Davis Square, Forest Hills, Malden Center, Nubian, Oak Grove, Route 128, Salem, South Station, Wollaston, and Wonderland)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$2,500,000

Medford– Shared-Use Path Connection at the Route 28/Wellington Underpass

MassDOT

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$5,509,294

MWRTA- Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative

MWRTA

Transit Transformation

2025-26

$2,500,000

MWRTA- Procurement of Three 29-foot Buses

MWRTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$1,980,000

Norfolk-Wrentham-Walpole- Shared-Use Path Installation (Metacomet Greenway) [Design Only]

Norfolk
Walpole Wrentham

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$1,550,000

Revere- Bluebikes Expansion to Northern Strand (Salem Street at North Marshall Street) and Griswold Park

Revere

Community Connections

2025

$169,000

Scituate- Installation of 25 Bicycle Racks

Scituate

Community Connections

2025

$22,800

Sherborn- Reconstruction of Route 27 and Route 16 [Design Only]

Sherborn

Intersection Improvements

2025

$900,000

Somerville- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 13 Stations

Somerville

Community Connections

2025

$278,127

Framingham- Design of Intersection Improvements at Route 126/135/MBTA and CSX Railroad

Framingham

Major Infrastructure

2026

$1,400,000

Lexington- Design of Safety Improvements at the Interstate 95 and Route 4/225 Interchange

Lexington

Major Infrastructure

2026

$1,650,000

Quincy- Intersection Improvements at Willard Street and Ricciuti Drive

Quincy

Intersection Improvements

2026

$1,885,352

Bellingham- Roadway Rehabilitation of Route 126 (Hartford Road), from 800 feet north of the I-495 NB off-ramp to Medway town line, including B-06-017.

Bellingham

Complete Streets

2029-30

*$8,340,000

Ipswich- Argilla Road Roadway Reconstruction

Ipswich

Complete Streets

2029-30

*$3,000,000

Sudbury-Framingham- Bike Path Construction of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, from the Sudbury Diamond Railroad Crossing to Eaton Road West

Sudbury

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2029-30

*$4,263,000

Total

N/A

N/A

N/A

$51,107,417

 

 

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* These projects are funded starting in FFY 2029 of the TIP, with further funding expected to be programmed in FFY 2030 of the FFYs 2026–30 TIP.
ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act. CATA = Cape Ann Transportation Authority. FFY = federal fiscal year. MassDOT = Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MBTA = Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. MWRTA = MetroWest Regional Transit Authority. N/A = not applicable. NB = northbound. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program.

Source: Boston Region MPO.


 

The signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), on November 15, 2021, increased the amount of Regional Target funding available to the Boston Region MPO in the previous FFYs 2024–28 TIP cycle by approximately nine percent from the funding levels in the FFYs 2023–27 TIP. This funding level was sustained in the development of this FFYs 2025–29 TIP.

 

The majority of the funding available for allocation by the MPO during the FFYs 2025–29 TIP cycle was in the fifth and final year of the TIP, FFY 2029. During the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, the MPO had significant amounts of funding available to program in FFYs 2025, 2026, and 2029.  However, there were shortfalls of funding in FFYs 2027 and 2028 as a result of delayed programming of 14 projects.

 

Projects already programmed in the TIP to receive Regional Target funds could not be accelerated to utilize surplus funding in FFYs 2025 and 2026, so the MPO worked with MassDOT, the MBTA, MWRTA, and CATA to identify other projects that could be funded in those years. Jointly, these agencies presented more than 13 projects to the MPO for consideration, from which the MPO selected 11 projects for funding in the Transit Transformation program in FFYs 2025 and 2026:

 

The MPO also voted to fund two projects in FFY 2025 that were previously incorporated into MassDOT’s Statewide Highway Program:

 

Because many of these projects were identified later in the project evaluation life cycle—that is, months after the regular cycle of project submissions—scoring information is included in the TIP with some delay compared to other project line items. While these projects were identified too late in the TIP cycle to be quantitatively evaluated using the MPO’s scoring criteria, these projects align well qualitatively with many of the MPO’s goals, including enhancing bicycle and pedestrian safety and access, and expanding the accessibility of and maintaining a state of good repair for the region’s transit system. These projects may be scored using the MPO’s scoring criteria in a later TIP cycle.

 

In addition to selecting projects, several other key decisions were made by the MPO in the drafting of the FFYs 2025–29 Regional Target Program:

 

 

 

Figure ES-1 shows how the Regional Target funding for FFYs 2025–29 is distributed across the MPO’s investment programs. As the chart shows, the Boston Region MPO’s Regional Target Program is devoted primarily to enhancing mobility and safety for all travel modes through significant investments in Complete Streets projects. A large portion of the MPO’s funding also supports the modernization of key regional roadways and transit infrastructure through investments in Major Infrastructure and Transit Transformation projects. The MPO also elected to leave approximately $4.8 million unprogrammed.


 

 

 

 

Figure ES-1
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Regional Target Funding by MPO Investment Program

 

 Pie chart of FFYs 2025–29 TIP Regional Target Funding by MPO Investment Program.

 

 

FFY = federal fiscal year. MPO = metropolitan planning organization. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

In addition to the distribution of funding across the MPO’s investment programs listed above, Table ES-2 further details the number of projects and the allocation of funds to each program in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP. As noted in Figure ES-1, the MPO has programmed more than 99 percent of its available funding over five years. More details about every project funded through the MPO’s Regional Target Program are available in Chapter 3.

 


 

 

Table ES-2
FFYs 2025–29 Boston Region MPO Regional Target Investment Summary

MPO Investment Program

Number of Projects

Regional Target Dollars Programmed

Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections

10

$69,238,369

Community Connections (allocated to projects)

16

$5,154,222

Community Connections (not yet allocated to projects)*

N/A

$15,423,415

Complete Streets

21

$334,236,398

Intersection Improvements

8

$47,155,319

Major Infrastructure—Roadway

4

$171,860,000

Transit Transformation (allocated to projects)

11

$55,548,000

Transit Transformation (not yet allocated to projects)

N/A

$24,500,000

Unprogrammed

N/A

$4,812,578

Total

70

$727,928,301

 

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* This figure includes $7 million in BikeShare Support funding starting in FFY 2026.

FFY = federal fiscal year. MPO = metropolitan planning organization. N/A = not applicable.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

 

When making decisions about which projects to fund, the MPO considers how the allocation of funds to each investment program compares to the funding goals outlined in the MPO’s current Long-Range Transportation Plan. The FFYs 2025–29 TIP is the first to be informed by the LRTP Destination 2050, which was adopted by the MPO in 2023. The funding goals for investment programs set forth in the LRTP reflect the types of projects the MPO seeks to fund to help it achieve its goals and objectives for the region, from enhancing safety for all users to promoting mobility and accessibility across the region. More information on the MPO’s goals and objectives is available in Chapter 1, and a comparison between LRTP investment program goals and program funding levels in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP is shown in Figure ES-2.

 

Figure ES-2
FFYs 2025–29 TIP: Regional Target Funding Levels Relative to LRTP Investment Program Goals

 

Chart of FFYs 2025–29 TIP: Regional Target Funding Levels Relative to LRTP Investment Program Goals.

FFY = federal fiscal year. LRTP = Long-Range Transportation Plan. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

The investments made in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP will be implemented in 48 cities and towns throughout the Boston region, ranging from dense inner core communities to developing suburbs further from the urban center. Figure ES-3 illustrates the distribution of Regional Target funding among the eight subregions within the Boston Region MPO’s jurisdiction, as defined by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). This figure also shows how the distribution of funds compares to key metrics for measuring the need for funding by subregion, including the percent of regional population, employment, and Federal-Aid roadway miles within each subregion.


 

 

 

Figure ES-3
FFYs 2025–29 TIP: Regional Target Funding Levels Relative to Key Indicators

 

Chart of FFYs 2025–29 TIP: Regional Target Funding Levels Relative to Key Indicators.

 

Note: Unprogrammed funds and funds held for the MPO’s Transit Transformation and Community Connections programs are not included in this figure.

FFY = federal fiscal year. MAGIC = Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination. MAPC = Metropolitan Area Planning Council. MetroWest = MetroWest Regional Collaborative. NSPC = North Suburban Planning Council. NSTF = North Shore Task Force. SSC = South Shore Coalition. SWAP = South West Advisory Committee. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program. TRIC = Three Rivers Interlocal Council.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

Additional information on the geographic distribution of Regional Target funding across the region, including a breakdown of funding by municipality, is included in Appendix D.

 

FINANCING THE FFYS 2025–29 TIP

Highway Program

The TIP Highway Program was developed with the assumption that federal funding for the state would range between $818 million and $882 million annually over the next five years. These amounts include the funds that would be set aside initially by MassDOT as payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program and exclude required matching funds. The funding levels for the FFYs 2025–29      TIP’s Highway Program represent an increase of approximately two percent over those in the FFYs 2024–28 TIP.

 

The process of deciding how to use this federal funding in the Boston region follows several steps. First, MassDOT reserves funding for Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) debt service payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program; annual GANs payments range between $122 million and $134 million annually over the first two years of this TIP. GANs payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program are expected to conclude in FFY 2026 but will pick back up in FFY 2032 (in future TIP cycles) to provide debt service payments for MassDOT’s Next Generation Bridge Program.

 

The remaining Federal-Aid Highway Program funds are budgeted to support state and regional (i.e., MPO) priorities. In the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, $1.09 billion to $1.18 billion annually was available for programming statewide, including both federal dollars and the local match. MassDOT customarily provides the non-federal match (which can also be provided by other entities); thus, projects are typically funded with 80 percent federal dollars and 20 percent state dollars, depending on the funding program. Required matching funds for project design, capital purchases, and municipally-initiated operating service projects are often borne by the proponent of the project.

 

Next, MassDOT allocates funding across the following funding categories:

 

After accounting for GANs repayments, planning adjustments, and several other line items, MassDOT allocates roughly one-third of the total core formula funding apportioned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) among the state’s 13 MPOs for programming. This discretionary funding for MPOs is suballocated by formula to determine the Regional Target amounts. The Boston Region MPO receives the largest portion of MPO funding in the state, with approximately 43 percent of Massachusetts’ Regional Target funds allocated to the region. MassDOT develops these targets in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA). This TIP was programmed with the assumption that the Boston Region MPO will have between $125 million and $161 million annually for Regional Target amounts, which consist of federal funding and state funding for the local match.

 

Each MPO may decide how to prioritize its Regional Target funding. Given that the Regional Target funding is a subset of the Highway Program, the MPO typically programs the majority of funding for roadway projects; however, the MPO has flexed portions of its highway funding to the Transit Program for transit expansion projects and through its Transit Transformation and Community Connections programs. The TIP Highway Program details the projects that will receive Regional Target funding from the Boston Region MPO and statewide infrastructure projects within the Boston region. Details on these investments are outlined in Chapter 3.

 

Transit Program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocates the funds programmed in the TIP Transit Program according to formula. The three regional transit authorities in the Boston Region MPO area that are recipients of these funds are the MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA. The MBTA, with its extensive transit program and infrastructure, is the recipient of the preponderance of the region’s federal transit funds.

 

The current federal transportation legislation, the BIL, allocates funding to transit projects through the following formula programs:

 

THE TIP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Overview

When determining which projects to fund through the Regional Target funding process, MPO members collaborate with municipalities, state agencies, members of the public, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders. The MPO board uses evaluation criteria in its project selection process to help identify and prioritize projects that advance progress across the MPO’s six goal areas:

 

More information on the MPO’s goal areas can be found on the Destination 2050 website at bostonmpo.org/destination2050/.

 

Additionally, the MPO has established investment programs, which are designed to direct Regional Target funding towards MPO priority areas over the next 20 years, to help meet these goals. The investment programs are as follows:

 

Projects that the MPO selects to receive Regional Target funding through the TIP development process are included in one of the six investment programs listed above. More information on and descriptions of the MPO’s investment programs are available in Chapter 2.

 

The MPO incorporates performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) practices into its TIP development and other processes. These practices are designed to help direct MPO funds towards achieving specific and measurable outcomes for the transportation system. MPO investments directly relate to the PBPP framework and further the MPO’s goals and performance targets.  With the development of the FFYs 2025-29 TIP, the MPO leveraged funding availability across all federal fiscal years to program new projects to address transit system reliability, traffic safety for all users, NHS bridge condition, and other priorities. The MPO will continue to closely link its performance targets, investment decisions, and monitoring and evaluation activities. More information on PBPP is available in Chapter 4 and Appendix A (Table A-2).

 

Outreach and Data Collection

The outreach process begins early in the federal fiscal year. Cities and towns designate TIP contacts and begin developing a list of priority projects to be considered for federal funding, and the MPO staff asks the staff of cities and towns in the region to identify their priority projects. MPO staff compiles the project funding requests into a Universe of Projects, which is a list of all Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, and Major Infrastructure projects identified as potential candidates to receive funding through the TIP. In the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, staff also began tracking potential Community Connections projects in the Universe of Projects.

 

Transit Transformation projects are not typically listed in the Universe of Projects as priority projects. Rather, projects from regional transit authorities are typically identified during their annual program development process. During the fall of this TIP cycle, the MPO invited the regional transit authorities to submit applications for funding from the new Transit Transformation program.  The MPO also solicited additional transit projects later during the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP to utilize funding availability in FFYs 2025 and 2026.

 

The Universe includes projects at varying levels of readiness, from those with significant engineering and design work complete to those still early in the conceptual or planning stage. MPO staff collects data on each project in the Universe so that the projects may be evaluated.

 

Project Evaluation

MPO staff evaluates projects based on how well they address the MPO’s goals. For MPO staff to conduct a complete project evaluation, Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, and Major Infrastructure projects must have a functional design report or the project plans must include the level of detail defined in a functional design report. A functional design report is usually prepared when a project nears the 25 percent design stage. To complete an evaluation for projects under consideration through the MPO’s Community Connections program, project proponents must submit a completed application to MPO staff.

 

In response to significant cost increases in recent TIP cycles for projects already programmed for funding, the MPO board created a committee in the wake of the FFYs 2022–26 TIP cycle to further explore the causes of project cost increases and devise MPO policy changes to support more reliable project delivery. The TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee began its work in June 2021 and advanced a set of policy recommendations to the full MPO board in September 2021. These changes were formally adopted by the MPO on November 4, 2021, and were in effect for the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP.

 

Among other changes, the MPO elected to codify its policy of requiring that project proponents submit 25 percent designs and obtain an updated cost estimate for their projects prior to being programmed in the TIP. While this new policy was in effect for the FFYs 2025–29 TIP cycle, the MPO desired to keep this threshold flexible; the design progress demonstrated by proponents of selected projects since their application for funding in the FFYs 2024–28 TIP indicated sufficient readiness for programming in the outer years of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP.

 

The evaluation results for all projects are presented to the MPO board members for their consideration for programming in the TIP. Draft scores are shared directly with project proponents, at which point proponents are encouraged to review the scores and provide feedback so that MPO staff may make any warranted adjustments to arrive at appropriate final results. Once proponents review their scores, final scoring results are posted on the MPO’s website where MPO members, municipal officials, and members of the public may review them.

 

TIP Readiness Day

An important step toward TIP programming takes place midway through the TIP development cycle at a meeting—referred to as TIP Readiness Day—that both MassDOT and MPO staff attend. At this meeting, MassDOT project managers provide updates about cost and schedule changes related to currently programmed projects. These cost and schedule changes must be taken into account as MPO staff helps the MPO board consider updates to the already programmed years of the TIP, as well as the addition of new projects in the outermost year of the TIP.

 

Among the other new policies advanced by the TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee, the MPO board adopted a policy requiring proponents of projects that experienced a cost increase of 25 percent or more (for projects costing less than $10 million) or $2.5 million or more (for projects costing more than $10 million) to present to the MPO board on the reasons for these cost increases. The MPO would then compare these projects—at the new costs—to other projects and consider this cost-effectiveness evaluation when deciding whether or not to fund the projects at the higher costs. These cost changes are most often revealed through conversations between MassDOT staff and MPO staff during TIP Readiness Day, making this new policy especially relevant at this stage of TIP development.

 

Staff Recommendation and Draft TIP

Using the evaluation results and information about project readiness (i.e., the extent to which a project is fully designed and ready for construction), MPO staff prepares a recommendation or a series of programming scenarios for how to program the Regional Target funding in the TIP. Other considerations, such as whether a project was included in the LRTP, addresses an identified transportation need, or promotes distribution of transportation investments across the region, are also incorporated into these programming scenarios. The staff recommendation is always financially constrained—meaning, subject to available funding. There was approximately $723 million of Regional Target funding available to the Boston Region MPO for FFYs 2025–29. In this TIP cycle, the MPO board members discussed several scenarios for the Regional Target Program for highway projects and selected a preferred program in April 2024.

 

In addition to prioritizing the Regional Target funding, the MPO board reviews and endorses the statewide highway program that MassDOT recommends for programming. The board also reviews and endorses programming of funds for the MBTA’s, CATA’s, and MWRTA’s transit capital programs.

 

Approving The TIP

After selecting a preferred programming scenario, usually in April, the MPO board votes to release the draft TIP for a 21-30 day public review period. The comment period typically begins in late April, and during this time the MPO invites members of the public, municipal officials, and other stakeholders in the Boston region to review the proposed program and submit feedback. During the public review period, MPO staff hosts public meetings to discuss the draft TIP document and elicit additional comments.

 

After the public review period ends, the MPO board reviews all municipal and public comments and may change elements of the document or its programming. The MPO board then endorses the TIP and submits it to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration for approval. MassDOT incorporates the MPO-endorsed TIP into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The FHWA, FTA, and United States Environmental Protection Agency review the STIP for certification by September 30, the close of the federal fiscal year.

 

Updates To The TIP

Even after the TIP has been finalized, administrative modifications, amendments, and adjustments often must be introduced because of changes in project schedules, project costs, funding sources, or available revenues. This may necessitate reprogramming a project in a different funding year or programming additional funds for a project.

 

Notices of administrative modifications and amendments are posted on the MPO’s website. If an amendment is necessary, the MPO notifies affected municipalities, stakeholders, and members of the public via email. The MPO typically holds a 21-day public review period before taking final action on an amendment. In extraordinary circumstances, the MPO may vote to shorten the public review period to a minimum of 15 days. Administrative modifications and adjustments are minor and usually do not warrant a public review period.

 

Stay Involved With The TIP

Public engagement is an important aspect of the transportation planning process. Please visit bostonmpo.org for more information about the MPO, to view the entire TIP, and to submit your comments. You also may wish to sign up for email news updates and notices by visiting bostonmpo.org/subscribe and submitting your contact information. To request a copy of the TIP in accessible formats, please contact the MPO staff by any of the following means:

 

Mail: Boston Region MPO c/o CTPS MPO Activities Group, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116-3968

 

Telephone: 857.702.3700 (voice)

For people with hearing or speaking difficulties, connect through the state MassRelay service:

 

Email: publicinfo@ctps.org

 

The Executive Summary of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP is also available as a translation:

 

 

 

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Chapter 1: 3C Transportation Planning in the Boston Region

Chapter 1—3C Transportation Planning in the Boston Region

Decisions about how to allocate transportation funds in a metropolitan area are guided by information and ideas gathered from a broad group of people, including elected officials, municipal planners and engineers, transportation advocates, and interested residents. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) provide a forum for this decision-making process. Each metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more is required by federal legislation to establish an MPO, which decides how to spend federal transportation funds for capital projects and planning studies in the area.

 

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization performs this function for the 97 municipalities in eastern Massachusetts that comprise the MPO’s planning area. This MPO develops plans for funding transportation projects and programs; maintains transportation models and data resources to support studies, system performance monitoring, and air quality determinations; and conducts an ongoing public engagement process.

 

 

The Transportation Planning Process

The federal government regulates the funding, planning, and operation of the surface transportation system through the federal transportation program, which was enacted into law through Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code. Section 134 of Title 23 of the Federal Aid Highway Act, as amended, and Section 5303 of Title 49 of the Federal Transit Act, as amended.

 

The most recent reauthorization of the federal surface transportation law is the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).The BIL sets policies related to metropolitan transportation planning and requires that all MPOs carry out a continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C) transportation planning process.

 

The Boston Region MPO, which is responsible for carrying out the 3C planning process in the Boston region, has established the following objectives for the process:

 

 

More information about the federal, state, and regional guidance governing the transportation planning process, and about the regulatory framework in which the MPO operates can be found in Appendix E.

 

THE BOSTON REGION MPO

Planning Area

The Boston Region MPO’s planning area extends across 97 cities and towns from Boston north to Ipswich, south to Marshfield, and west to Interstate 495.

 

Figure 1-1 shows the map of the Boston Region MPO’s member municipalities.

Figure 1-1
Municipalities in the Boston Region

A map showing the 97 cities and towns that make up the Boston Region, including the eight subregions communities are grouped into. 

 

 

MPO Board Members and Staff

The MPO’s board comprises 22 voting members. Several state agencies, regional organizations, and the City of Boston are permanent voting members, while 12 municipalities are elected as voting members for three-year terms. Eight municipal members represent each of the eight subregions of the Boston region, and there are four at-large municipal seats. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) participate on the MPO board as advisory (nonvoting) members. More details about the MPO’s permanent members can be found in Appendix F.

 

Figure 1-2 shows MPO membership and the organization of the Central Transportation Planning Staff, which serves as staff to the MPO.

 

Figure 1-2
Boston Region MPO Organizational Chart

 A chart illustrating the organization structure of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, in addition to the membership of the MPO's Board

 

 

 A Vision for the Region

The following paragraph is the MPO’s vision statement, as adopted in Destination 2050, the MPO’s current Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which was adopted in July 2023:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization envisions an equitable, pollution-free, and modern regional transportation system that gets people to their destinations safely, easily, and reliably, and that supports an inclusive, resilient, healthy, and economically vibrant Boston Region.

 

When developing this vision statement, the MPO members took into consideration the significant public input received during the drafting of the Needs Assessment for Destination 2050. This statement also reflects the desire to emphasize the maintenance and RES of the transportation system while supporting the MPO’s six core goals: Transportation Equity; Safety; Mobility and Reliability; Access and Connectivity; Resiliency; and Clean Air and Healthy Communities.

 

More information on the MPO’s vision, goals, and objectives for the transportation system is available in Figure 1-3.

 

Figure 1-3
Vision, Goals, and Objectives

 

GOALS OBJECTIVES
EQUITY blank
Facilitate an inclusive and transparent transportation-planning process and make investments that eliminate transportation-related disparities borne by people in disadvantaged communities.

• Facilitate an inclusive and transparent engagement process with a focus on involving people in disadvantaged communities.*

• Ensure that people have meaningful opportunities to share needs and priorities in a way that influences MPO decisions.

• Eliminate harmful environmental, health, and safety effects of the transportation system on people in disadvantaged communities.

• Invest in high-quality transportation options in disadvantaged communities to fully meet residents’ transportation needs.

      * Disadvantaged communities are those in which a significant portion of the population identifies as an MPO TE population—people who identify as minority, have limited English proficiency, are 75 years old or older or 17 years old or younger, or have a disability—or has low income.

SAFETY blank
Achieve zero transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries and improve safety for all users of the transportation system.

• Eliminate fatalities, injuries, and safety incidents experienced by people who walk, bike, roll, use assistive mobility devices, travel by car, or take transit.

• Prioritize investments that improve safety for the most vulnerable roadway users: people who walk, bike, roll, or use assistive mobility devices.

• Prioritize investments that eliminate disparities in safety outcomes for people in disadvantaged communities.

MOBILITY AND RELIABILITY blank
Support easy and reliable movement of people and freight.

• Enable people and goods to travel reliably on the region’s transit and roadway networks.

• Prioritize investments that address disparities in transit reliability and frequency for people in disadvantaged communities.

• Reduce delay on the region’s roadway network, emphasizing solutions that reduce single-occupancy-vehicle trips, such as travel demand management.

• Prioritize investments that reduce delay on the region’s transit network.

• Support reliable, safe travel by keeping roadways, bridges, transit assets, and other infrastructure in a state of good repair, and prioritize these investments in disadvantaged communities.

• Modernize transit systems and roadway facilities, including by incorporating new technology that supports the MPO’s goals, such as electric-vehicle technologies.

ACCESS AND CONNECTIVITY blank
Provide transportation options and improve access to key destinations to support economic vitality and high quality of life.

• Improve multimodal access to jobs, affordable housing, essential services, education, logistics sites, open space, and other key destinations.

• Prioritizing transportation investments that support the region’s and the Commonwealth’s goals for housing production, land use, and economic growth.

• Increase people’s access to transit, biking, walking, and other non-single-occupancy-vehicle transportation options to expand their travel choices and opportunities.  

• Prioritize investments that improve access to high quality, frequent transportation options that enable people in disadvantaged communities to easily get where they want to go.

• Close gaps in walking, biking, and transit networks and support interorganizational coordination for seamless travel.

• Remove barriers to make it easy for people of all abilities to use the transportation system, regardless of whether they walk, bike, roll, use assistive mobility devices, or take transit.

RESILIENCY blank
Provide transportation that supports sustainable environments and enables people to respond and adapt to climate change and other changing conditions.

• Prioritize investments to make the region’s roadway and transit infrastructure more resilient and responsive to current and future climate hazards, particularly within areas vulnerable to increased heat and precipitation, extreme storms, winter weather, and sea level rise.

• Prioritize resiliency investments in disadvantaged communities and in areas that bear disproportionate climate and environmental burdens.

• Prioritize investments in transportation resiliency that improve emergency access and protect evacuation routes.

• Prioritize investments that include nature-based strategies such as low-impact design, pavement reduction, and landscape buffers to reduce runoff and negative impacts to water resources, open space, and environmentally sensitive areas.

CLEAN AIR AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES blank
Provide transportation free of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants and that supports good health.

• Reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases, other air pollutants, and growth in vehicle-miles traveled by encouraging people and goods to move by non-single-occupancy-vehicle modes.

• Support transit vehicle electrification and use of electric vehicles throughout the transportation system to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. • Prioritize investments that address air pollution and environmental burdens experienced by disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.

• Support public health through investments in transit and active transportation options and by improving access to outdoor space and healthcare.

 

 

Certification Documents

As part of its 3C process, the Boston Region MPO produces the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) annually, and the Long-Range Transportation Plan every four years. These documents, referred to as certification documents, are required for the federal government to certify the MPO’s planning process. This federal certification is a prerequisite for the MPO to receive federal transportation funds. An inclusive public engagement process accompanies the development of each certification document.

 

The Long-Range Transportation Plan

The LRTP guides decision-making on investments that will be made in the Boston region’s transportation system over the next two decades. It defines an overarching vision of the future of transportation in the region, establishes goals and objectives that will lead to achieving that vision, and allocates projected revenue to transportation projects and programs consistent with the established goals and objectives.

 

Destination 2050, the current LRTP, was endorsed by the MPO board in July 2023 and went into effect on October 1, 2023.

 

The Transportation Improvement Program

The TIP is a multimodal program of transportation improvements, consistent with the LRTP, that describes and prioritizes transportation projects that are expected to be implemented during a five-year period. The TIP contains a financial plan that shows the current or proposed revenue sources for each project.

The types of transportation projects funded include major highway reconstruction and maintenance, arterial and intersection improvements, public transit expansion and maintenance, bicycle paths and facilities, improvements for pedestrians, and first- and last-mile connections to transit or other key destinations.

 

An MPO-endorsed TIP is incorporated into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for submission to the FHWA, FTA, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for approval. Investments programmed in the TIP and STIP are also reflected in Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Capital Investment Plan, which shows capital expenditures in the state over a five-year period.

 

The Unified Planning Work Program

The UPWP contains information about transportation planning studies that will be conducted by MPO staff during the course of a federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1 through September 30. The UPWP describes all of the supportive planning activities undertaken by the MPO staff, including data resources management, preparation of the federally required certification documents, and ongoing regional transportation planning assistance.

 

The UPWP often offers a means to study transportation projects and alternatives before advancing to further design, construction, and possible future programming through the TIP. The studies and work products programmed for funding through the UPWP are integrally related to other planning initiatives conducted by the Boston Region MPO, MassDOT, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and municipalities in the Boston region.

 

Figure 1-4 depicts the relationship between the three certification documents and the MPO’s performance-based planning and programming process, which is a means to monitor progress towards the MPO’s goals and to evaluate the MPO’s approach to achieving those goals.

 

 

Figure 1-4
Relationship between the LRTP, TIP, UPWP,
and Performance-Based Planning Process

 

A diagram illustrating the relationship between the MPO's Transportation Improvement Program, Long Range Transportation Plan, Unified Planning Work Program, and Performance Based Planning Process. 

 

 

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Chapter 2: The TIP Process

INTRODUCTION TO THE TIP PROCESS

Transportation improvements are part of the solution to many critical regional, state, national, and even global problems, such as traffic congestion, air pollution, fatalities and injuries on roadways, climate change, and environmental injustice. Therefore, one of the most important decisions a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) faces is deciding how to allocate limited funds for transportation projects and programs. Because there is insufficient funding available for all projects that would address these problems, an MPO’s investment choices must be guided by policies that help identify the most viable and effective solutions.

 

The Boston Region MPO is guided by the policies in its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the MPO develops a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to prioritize the expenditure of federal funds on transportation projects. The MPO staff manages the development of both plans.

 

During the annual development process for the TIP, the MPO staff supports the MPO board by evaluating project funding requests from municipalities and state transportation agencies. The staff proposes a range of alternative scenarios for the programming of new and ongoing projects based on anticipated yearly funding levels, and work with the board to create a draft TIP document. The staff facilitates a public engagement process that affords the public an opportunity to comment on proposed projects and review the draft TIP before the MPO board endorses the final document.

 

   FUNDING the TIP

Federal Funding Framework

The first step in allocating federal transportation funds is the passage by the United States Congress of a multiyear act that establishes a maximum level of federal transportation funding per federal fiscal year (FFY). The establishment of this level of funding is referred to as an authorization. The most recent authorization act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law on November 15, 2021. The BIL governed the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP by establishing new formula funding levels, reauthorizing existing discretionary grant programs and creating new ones, and setting policy priorities. (More information on the impacts of the BIL on the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP is available throughout this report, with specific guidance on new BIL Planning Emphasis Areas available in Appendix E.)

 

After the authorization level has been established, the United States Department of Transportation annually allocates funding among the states according to various federal formulas. This allocation is referred to as an apportionment. The annual apportionment rarely represents the actual amount of federal funds that are ultimately committed to a state because of federally imposed limitations on spending in a given fiscal year, referred to as the obligation authority. In Massachusetts, TIPs are developed based on the estimated obligation authority.

 

Federal Highway Program

The TIP Highway Program was developed with the assumption that funding for Massachusetts from the Federal-Aid Highway Program would range between $818 million and $882 million annually over the next five years. These figures do not include matching funds provided for projects by the state or local entities. Projects are typically funded with 80 percent federal dollars and 20 percent state dollars, depending on the funding program, while costs for project design are often borne by the proponent of the project. With the addition of matching funds, approximately $1.09 billion to $1.18 billion was available statewide for projects in FFYs 2025–29.

 

The process of determining the MPO’s share of this federal funding for the Boston region followed several steps. First, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) reserved funding for Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) debt service payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program; these payments are expected to conclude in FFY 2026. Then, the remaining Federal-Aid Highway Program funds were budgeted to support state and regional (i.e., MPO) priorities. The funding for regional priorities is referred to as Regional Target funds.  

 

Regional Targets

The Regional Targetsare discretionary funds for MPOs, suballocated by formula to each metropolitan planning region. The Boston Region MPO receives about 43 percent of the total funds available statewide for Regional Targets. MassDOT developed the target formula for determining this distribution of funds in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA).

 

Each MPO in the state can decide how to prioritize its Regional Target funding. The Boston Region MPO does this by engaging its 97 cities and towns in an annual TIP development process. Given that the Regional Target funding originates from the Federal-Aid Highway Program, the Boston Region MPO board typically programs the majority of its target funding on roadway projects; however, the MPO board has flexed portions of its TIP Highway Program funding to the TIP’s Transit Program, most notably when the MPO board provided funding in support of the Green Line Extension transit expansion project.

 

In addition, this FFYs 2025–29 TIP includes an annual allotment of funding to the MPO’s Transit Transformation Program. This commitment to flex Federal-Aid Highway funds to transit projects on a yearly basis is an affirmation of the regional goals to support multimodal transportation options in a meaningful way. More information on the MPO’s investment strategy is discussed later in this chapter.

 

During the next five years, the Boston Region MPO’s total Regional Target funding will be approximately $727.9 million, an average of $145.6 million per year. As with the overall increase in funding for the Highway Program from the BIL, the MPO’s Regional Target funds increased 4.4 percent per year in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP relative to the levels planned for in the development of the FFYs 2024–28 TIP. The continued absence of GANs funding in FFY 2029 drove this increase. Funding levels in FFYs 2025 through 2028 remain unchanged from the previous TIP.

 

Federal Highway Administration Programs

The Federal-Aid Highway Program dollars discussed in this chapter are delivered through several Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding programs, each of which has unique requirements. Table 2-1 lists the programs in the BIL that fund projects in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP.


 

Table 2-1
Federal Highway Administration Programs Applicable to the FFYs 2025–29 Transportation Improvement Program

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program

Eligible Uses

Bridge Formula Program (BFP)

Efforts to replace, rehabilitate, preserve, protect, and construct highway bridges

Carbon Reduction Program (CARBON)

Projects that reduce transportation emissions or develop carbon reduction strategies.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement

(CMAQ)

A wide range of projects to reduce congestion and improve air quality in nonattainment and maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Implementation of infrastructure-related highway safety improvements

Metropolitan Planning

Facilities that contribute to an intermodal transportation system, including intercity bus, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

Projects that support the strategic deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected EV network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability

National Highway Freight Program (NHFP)

Projects that improve the efficient movement of freight on the National Highway Freight Network

National Highway Performance Program (NHPP)

Improvements to interstate routes, major urban and rural arterials, connectors to major intermodal facilities, and the national defense network; replacement or rehabilitation of any public bridge; and resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating routes on the Interstate Highway System

Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation Program (PROTECT)

Resiliency improvements, including improvements to community resilience and evacuation routes, and at risk coastal infrastructure. Highway, transit, and port projects are also eligible.

Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP)

A broad range of surface transportation capital needs, including roads; transit, sea, and airport access; and vanpool, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

A set-aside from the STBGP that funds the construction of infrastructure-related projects (for example, sidewalk, crossing, and on-road bicycle facility improvements)

 

Source: Federal Highway Administration.


 

Federal Transit Program

Federal aid for public transit authorities is allocated by formula to urbanized areas (UZAs). MassDOT is the recipient of this federal aid in the Boston MA-NH-RI UZA. In UZAs with populations greater than 200,000, such as the Boston MA-NH-RI UZA, the distribution formula factors in passenger-miles traveled, population density, and other factors associated with each transit provider. The three regional transit authorities (RTAs) in the Boston Region MPO area are the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), and Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA). The MBTA, with its extensive transit program and infrastructure, is the recipient of the preponderance of federal transit funds in the region.

 

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) distributes funding to transit agencies through several different programs. As previously noted, the MPO also converts some of its FHWA funding to FTA to support transit investments. Table 2-2 shows FTA programs in the BIL that support transit investments in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP.

 

Table 2-2
Federal Transit Administration Programs Applicable to the FFYs 2025–29
Transportation Improvement Program

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program

Eligible Uses

Urbanized Area Formula Grants (Section 5307)

Transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas

Fixed Guideway/Bus (Section 5337)

Replacement, rehabilitation, and other state-of-good-repair capital projects

Bus and Bus Facilities (Section 5339)

Capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310)

Capital expenses that support transportation to meet the special needs of older adults and persons with disabilities

Fixed-Guideway Capital Investment Grants (Section 5309)

Grants for new and expanded rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry systems that reflect local priorities to improve transportation options in key corridors

 

Source: Federal Transit Administration.

 

INVESTMENT FRAMEWORKS

MPO Investment Framework

As mentioned previously, each MPO in the state can decide how to prioritize the Regional Target funding it receives through the processes established by FHWA and MassDOT. The Boston Region MPO’s LRTP defines the investment framework that informs the specific investment decisions made in the TIP by establishing

 

MPO Goals and Objectives

The MPO’s goals and objectives provide the foundation for the evaluation criteria that the MPO board uses when selecting transportation projects to be funded with Regional Target dollars. MPO staff compares candidate projects’ characteristics to these criteria to evaluate whether individual projects can help the MPO advance its various goals. The criteria used to select projects for this TIP are based on the MPO’s goals and objectives, adopted as part of Destination 2050, which is the LRTP the MPO endorsed in July 2023. Chapter 1 lists these goals and objectives.

 

MPO Investment Programs

In Destination 2050 and the prior LRTP, Destination 2040, the MPO strengthened the link between its spending and improvements to transportation performance by revising its investment programs to include a broader range of prospective projects. These investment programs focus on specific types of projects that the MPO expects will help achieve its goals and objectives for the transportation system. The MPO created these programs to give municipalities the confidence that if they design these types of projects, the MPO will be willing to fund them through the TIP:

 

The MPO has taken a clear stance that investing in transit is central to improving the region’s broader transportation system. The MPO established the Transit Modernization program in Destination 2040, which became the Transit Transformation program in Destination 2050. The Transit Transformation program represents a significant shift in the MPO’s investment strategy as funding will be allocated to transit projects on an annual basis. In prior years, the MPO only funded transit projects on a one-off basis when funding was requested for specific projects in the region. By creating the programming infrastructure to reallocate Regional Target highway funds to transit projects annually, the Boston Region MPO has established itself as a leader among MPOs nationally by crafting an investment strategy that is truly multimodal.      

 

The MPO funded multiple Transit Transformation projects in FFY 2025 and FFY 2026 to make use of funding surpluses. The MPO has also continued to reserve funding in the amount of $5 million in FFY 2026 and $6.5 million in each following fiscal year for future allocation. The MPO will continue to work with municipalities and transit providers in the region to identify transit needs and determine the most effective use of this funding; the FFYs 2025–29 TIP invested in five projects from regional transit authorities, a first for the Transit Transformation program. In addition to two other MBTA projects in Central Square in Cambridge and Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, a systemwide Pedal-and-Park modernization project spanning 13 MBTA stations in nine municipalities was funded by the MPO in FFY 2025.

 

As with the original Transit Modernization program, the MPO also will continue to work with municipalities to develop and fund transit improvements as part of larger projects through the Complete Streets investment program. In Destination 2040, the MPO added dedicated bus lanes and climate resiliency measures as eligible projects.

 

In this FFYs 2025–29 TIP, the MPO funded 10 other Community Connections projects in addition to the 34 projects funded in the previous four TIP cycles. Funding for the Community Connections, Transit Transformation, and Bikeshare Support Programs continues to be reserved in FFYs 2026–29 for allocation in future TIP cycles.

 

More information on the projects selected for funding in each of the MPO’s investment programs can be found in Chapter 3.

 

Other Funding Guidelines

Major Infrastructure Projects

Since 2015, the MPO has chosen to prioritize lower-cost, smaller-scale projects in most investment areas, while limiting larger projects to the Major Infrastructure program. Early in the development of the FFYs 2022–26 TIP, the MPO reassessed its definition of Major Infrastructure projects, adopting a new definition through sequential votes on August 20, 2020, and October 1, 2020. This revised definition persists in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP. The MPO previously defined Major Infrastructure projects as those that cost more than $20 million or that add capacity to the transportation network. The MPO’s revised definition classifies Major Infrastructure projects as follows:

 

Under the MPO’s prior Major Infrastructure definition, the relatively low-cost threshold caused several large-scale Complete Streets projects to be classified as Major Infrastructure projects although they were local in nature. The changes outlined above are intended to focus the Major Infrastructure investment program on those projects that are of significant scale or that are truly important for the broader region. This allows the MPO to better compare projects when conducting project evaluations.

 

Categorizing Projects

Because the MPO considers the five-year distribution of TIP funds across its investment programs relative to the goals set forth in the LRTP (as shown in Figure 2-1), properly categorizing projects is a critical component of the MPO’s decision-making process. Funding allocation goals are some of the LRTP-based guidelines the MPO employs to ensure limited Regional Target funding is programmed in ways that best achieve the MPO’s goals for transportation in the region.      


 

Figure 2-1
Destination 2050 Funding Goals by MPO Investment Program

 

Pie chart of the five-year distribution of TIP funds across its investment programs.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

Project Cost Estimates

The MPO requires that project proponents submit 25 percent designs and obtain an updated cost estimate for their project prior to being programmed in the TIP. This standard was set by the MPO as part of a multi-pronged effort to reduce the prevalence of cost increases and delays for projects that have already been selected for funding in the TIP.

 

MassDOT and Transit Agency Investment Frameworks

MassDOT and the MBTA each update their rolling five-year Capital Investment Plans (CIP) on an annual basis. MassDOT’s CIP identifies priority roadway, bridge, and statewide infrastructure projects for the five MassDOT divisions and includes funding for specific transit projects such as the South Coast Rail. The MBTA’s CIP outlines the agency’s five-year investment strategy for transit projects in its service area. Both CIP processes use a similar framework that prioritizes funding according to statewide strategic goals for the transportation system. Reliability is the top priority for MassDOT and the MBTA, followed by modernization and then expansion. Both agencies have created investment programs for their respective CIPs that relate to these strategic goals and allocate funding to these programs in ways that emphasize their priority. These goals and investment programs are as follows:

 

 

 

DEVELOPING THE TIP

Project Selection Process

Overview

The MPO applies its investment framework when developing the TIP. The MPO board’s process for selecting projects to receive Regional Target funding relies on evaluation criteria to help identify and prioritize projects that advance the MPO’s goals. The criteria are based on the MPO’s goals and objectives outlined in the LRTP. All projects are required to show consistency with the LRTP and other statewide and regional plans. Other considerations include the readiness of a project for construction and municipal support for the project. Background information about the TIP project evaluation process is presented in Appendix A.

 

Following the adoption of Destination 2050 in July 2023, the MPO revised the TIP evaluation criteria to better align with the MPO’s updated goals, objectives, and investment programs, including a new resilience goal area. These new criteria were employed during the project selection process for the FFYs 2025–29 TIP. The final criteria were informed by robust public engagement conducted during the development of Destination 2050, and developed through an update process that engaged MPO members, staff, and external stakeholders. The most significant update to the criteria for the FFYs 2025–29 TIP was the development of new and broader resilience evaluation metrics to align with the resilience goal area in Destination 2050 and elevate resilience to equal consideration in project prioritization alongside other goal-focused TIP criteria. To develop these metrics, staff held a stakeholder workshop that engaged environmental advocates, community-based organizations, municipalities, and environmental agencies, and also distributed a survey and held one-on-one meetings with stakeholders. In addition, staff used data from this engagement to create a Climate Resilience Guidance for Planners StoryMap to highlight strategies and resources for municipalities to address resilience and meet new TIP criteria in project design. The outcomes of this process are discussed further in the Project Evaluation section on the following pages.

 

More information on these criteria is available in the Project Evaluation section of this chapter, as well as in Appendix A.

 

Outreach and Data Collection (October–November)

The TIP development process begins early in the federal fiscal year when cities and towns in the region designate staff as TIP contacts and begin developing a list of priority projects to be considered for federal funding. Each fall, the MPO staff asks these TIP contacts to identify their city or town’s priority projects and then MPO staff elicits input from interested parties and members of the general public.

 

These discussions on municipalities’ priority projects mark the start of a robust dialogue between MPO staff and project proponents that continues through the duration of the TIP cycle. In November of 2023, MPO staff held two virtual workshops for municipalities in the region to develop an understanding of the TIP process. MPO staff also held several one-on-one virtual office hours throughout the fall and winter for proponents to ask more detailed questions about advancing specific projects for funding.

 

Once project proponents have decided to pursue federal funding, they must begin the formal project initiation process. All new Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, and Major Infrastructure projects must be initiated with the MassDOT Highway Division before they can be considered for programming in the TIP. These include projects seeking design funding as well as construction funds. MassDOT details this process on its project initiation webpage, mass.gov/info-details/massdot-highway-initiating-a-project. To be considered for programming, proponents of Community Connections, Bikeshare Support, and Transit Transformation projects must apply for funding directly to MPO staff, as these projects do not require initiation with MassDOT.

  

The MPO staff compiles project funding requests for projects into a Universe of Projects list, which consists of all identified projects being advanced for possible funding in a future TIP cycle. The Universe includes projects that are at advanced stages of project design, those that are undergoing preliminary engineering and design, and projects still in the conceptual planning stage. Those projects that are active municipal priorities and that are feasibly ready to be programmed in the current TIP cycle continue forward into the MPO’s project evaluation process if an application is received. Projects that are not ready for programming remain in the Universe for consideration in future TIP cycles. In developing the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, MPO staff began incorporating Community Connections projects into the Universe.     

 

Project Evaluation (December-February)

The MPO staff uses its project evaluation criteria to logically and transparently evaluate and select projects for programming in the TIP that advance the MPO’s vision for transportation in the region. This process favors projects that support the following goals:

 

As noted previously, the MPO undertook a process of revising the TIP evaluation criteria prior to the launch of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP to enhance the alignment between the TIP project selection process and the MPO’s updated goals, objectives, and investment programs outlined in Destination 2050. In terms of the overall structure of the criteria, this process resulted in the following outcomes:

 

In addition to these broader structural changes, several updates were made to individual criteria to better accomplish the MPO’s goals in the LRTP:         

 

Several other changes were made to the project evaluation criteria, which are detailed in Appendix A. The point distributions by MPO investment program and LRTP goal area are also available in Figure 2-4. Projects scored using both sets of criteria are programmed in each of these six investment programs in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, so both sets of criteria are referenced throughout this document.

 

    

Prior to the FFYs 2025–29 TIP cycle, the MPO also undertook a parallel process to update its evaluation criteria for the smaller-scale, first- and last-mile projects considered for funding through the Community Connections Program. These adjustments were based on the lessons learned from the past four years of administering the program. In these revisions, MPO staff created a more focused set of criteria that better aligned with the types of projects pursuing funding through this program.

 

Revisions to the Community Connections criteria addressed the discrepancies between projects that serve a limited set of locations, such as small-scale purchases of bicycle racks or transit signal priority installations versus projects that serve larger areas, such as on-demand microtransit. The original criteria favored projects that had broad service areas. The new criteria are specific to each project type: Bicycle Lanes, Bicycle Racks, Bikeshare (Expansion and Replacement), Microtransit Pilots, and Wayfinding Signage.2 These adjustments result in more balanced scores to better reflected the goals of the program.

 

More information on the scoring areas for these criteria is available in Figure 2-2, and all criteria are available in Appendix A. For this TIP, Community Connection projects were scored using both the old and new criteria for, so both sets of criteria are referenced throughout this document.

 

Figure 2-2
TIP Project Evaluation Criteria: Point Distributions by Community Connections Project Type

 

Bar chart.

 

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 


 

Figure 2-3
TIP Project Evaluation Criteria: Point Distributions by Project Type
(All Investment Programs except Community Connections)

Bar Chart.

 

LRTP = Long-Range Transportation Plan.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

In order for the MPO staff to conduct a complete project evaluation, each project proponent must provide enough information so that staff can meaningfully apply the evaluation criteria. Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, and Major Infrastructure projects must have submitted 25 percent design plans to MassDOT, or its plans must include the level of detail defined in a functional design report. (See MassDOT’s Project Development and Design Guide for information about the contents of a functional design report. This guide is available at mass.gov/lists/design-guides-and-manuals.)

 

Projects seeking design funding are required to provide a written scope or vision for development consistent with the information provided in a MassDOT Project Initiation Form. For Community Connections projects, proponents must submit a complete application to the MPO, including required supporting documentation such as budget sheets, letters of support from partner entities, and work estimates. Transit Transformation project applicants must submit an application with all relevant forms, budget sheets, and designs based on the scope of work proposed.

 

After MPO staff has completed an initial round of project scoring, draft scores are distributed to project proponents for their review. The MPO’s goal is to assess all projects fairly and accurately, making this review a critical component of the TIP process. Proponents are encouraged to submit feedback to MPO staff on their projects’ scores if they feel any criteria have been applied inaccurately. Proponents are also encouraged to submit additional supporting documentation on their projects if doing so would help clarify or correct any elements of the draft scoring. MPO staff takes all proponent feedback into consideration and makes any warranted adjustments to project scores before considering the evaluation process final and preparing the scores for presentation to the MPO.

 

For more details about the criteria used to score projects and project evaluation results for projects considered for programming in this TIP, see Appendix A.

 

TIP Readiness Day (February)

On TIP Readiness Day, MPO staff meets with members of the MassDOT Highway Division and Office of Transportation Planning to review cost and schedule changes related to currently programmed projects, which are undergoing design review, permitting, and right-of-way acquisition. The MPO board then considers these updated project construction costs and changes to the expected dates for construction advertisement when making decisions about changes to TIP programming. These changes have an impact on the ability of the MPO to program its target funds for new projects in the five-year TIP.

 

Between the development of the FFYs 2021–25 TIP and the FFYs 2022–26 TIP, more than half of the projects programmed by the MPO experienced cost increases, many of which represented significant increases in percentage terms or in absolute cost. These changes placed severe limitations on the MPO’s ability to consider new projects for funding during the FFYs 2022–26 TIP cycle. As a partner to MassDOT’s Highway Division and Office of Transportation Planning, the MPO recognizes its role in supporting the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects by proponents. For this reason, the MPO board created a committee in the wake of the FFYs 2022–26 TIP cycle to further explore the causes of project cost increases and devise MPO policy changes to support more reliable project delivery by all parties.

 

The TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee began its work in June 2021 and advanced a set of policy recommendations to the full MPO board in September 2021. These changes were formally adopted by the MPO on November 4, 2021, and went into effect for the development of the FFYs 2023–27 TIP. In addition to the requirement that project proponents submit 25 percent design plans and obtain an updated cost estimate for their project prior to obtaining funding in the TIP, the committee’s work resulted in several other policy changes. Most notably, the MPO board adopted a policy that proponents of any projects that experienced a cost increase of 25 percent or greater (for projects less than $10 million in cost) or of greater than $2.5 million (for projects more than $10 million in cost) would be required to present to the MPO board on the reasons for these cost increases. The MPO would then compare this project—at its new cost—to other projects based on a cost-effectiveness evaluation before deciding whether or not to fund the project at its higher cost. These cost changes are most often revealed through conversations between MassDOT staff and MPO staff during TIP Readiness Day, making this policy especially relevant at this stage of TIP development.

 

More information on the work of the TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee is available in Chapter 3.

 

Staff Recommendation and Project Selection (March-April)

Using the evaluation scores and information gathered about project readiness (when a project likely would be fully designed and ready for advertisement) and cost, staff prepares possible TIP project programming scenarios for the MPO’s consideration. When developing these scenarios, MPO staff also considers whether a project was programmed in the LRTP, LRTP-based guidelines for allocating funds to different programs or project types, the distribution of investments across the region, and availability of sufficient funding. The MPO staff gathers feedback from board members, project proponents, and the public to inform a final staff recommendation, which is then presented to the MPO for approval before it is included in the draft TIP for public review.

 

In the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, the MPO selected and funded 23 new projects for implementation during this TIP cycle, including the following:

 

 

In addition to these projects, the MPO also selected 9 new projects to be funded for design work, with construction anticipated in future TIP development cycles.  These projects included the following:

 

In total, the MPO allocated more than $51 million in this TIP cycle to projects not previously funded in the Regional Target program. More information on the projects funded in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP is available in Chapter 3.

 

Selection Process for Projects Prioritized by the State and Transit Agencies

As discussed above, the selection of transit, bridge, and statewide infrastructure projects for programming in the TIP draws primarily from the CIPs produced by MassDOT and the MBTA. These agencies evaluate projects for inclusion in CIP programs using criteria established by the independent Project Selection Advisory Council (PSAC). The following criteria are from the PSAC process guide project evaluation:

 

Projects that receive the highest priority are those that meet each agency’s goals for maintaining and improving the overall condition and reliability of the system; modernizing the system to make it safer and more accessible and to accommodate growth; and expanding and diversifying transportation options for communities. These project-prioritization processes may also reflect other planning initiatives, such as Focus40, the MBTA’s 25-year investment plan, or MassDOT’s modal plans. More information on regulatory and planning guidance governing TIP project prioritization is available in Appendix E.

 

Once project prioritization is complete, programming decisions are made based on these evaluations and information regarding project readiness, program sizing, and existing asset management plans.

 

As discussed previously, the transit element of the TIP also includes the Federal-Aid Programs of the other two RTAs in the region, CATA and MWRTA. Once selection processes are complete for all four agencies, these agencies submit their lists of bridge and roadway projects, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, statewide infrastructure items, and transit capital projects to the MPO for review.

 

APPROVING THE TIP

Approval of the Draft TIP for Public Review

The MPO board considers the project evaluation results and staff recommendation when prioritizing projects for Regional Target funding. The board also considers public comments, the regional importance of projects, and other factors. In addition to prioritizing the Regional Target funding, the MPO board reviews MassDOT’s proposed statewide highway programming and the proposed capital programs for the MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA before voting to release a draft TIP for public review.

 

The MPO board votes to release the draft document for public review and invites members of the public, municipal and elected officials, and other stakeholders in the Boston region to review the proposed TIP. The MPO staff hosts outreach events during the public review period to elicit comments on the draft document. (See Appendix C for a full list of public comments submitted on the draft TIP.)

 

Approval of the Draft TIP

After the public review period ends, the MPO staff and board review all public comments, and the board may change the programming or the document as appropriate before endorsing the TIP. MassDOT staff incorporates the MPO-endorsed TIP into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and submits it to the FHWA and FTA for approval. The FHWA, FTA, and US Environmental Protection Agency review the STIP and certify it by September 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.

 

UPDATING THE TIP

The TIP is a dynamic program that may be amended and adjusted throughout the year. Administrative modifications and amendments are often introduced because of changes in project status (advertisement readiness), project cost, project design scope, or available revenue. An amendment is a revision that requires public review and a demonstration of fiscal constraint.

 

Consistent with federal guidelines, the Boston Region MPO must release an amendment if there is (1) a change in project cost of $500,000 or more for projects valued at $5 million or less, or (2) a change of 10 percent or more of the project cost for projects valued greater than $5 million. TIP amendments are also released if there is a proposal to add or remove a project from the TIP or if the programming year of a project is changed. Cost changes that are less than the above threshold amounts may be considered in the form of administrative modifications or adjustments, which must still undergo MPO board action for approval. Administrative modifications or adjustments are also undertaken in the event that a project’s funding source changes. Although a public review period is not required for administrative modifications or adjustments, one may be offered at the MPO board’s discretion.

 

Regardless of the nature of an amendment, all proposed TIP amendments are presented in a public setting at an MPO meeting, and details are posted on the MPO’s website, bostonmpo.org. Public notices are distributed through the MPO’s email contact list, which members of the public may join by signing up on the MPO’s website. Municipal staff who are TIP contacts at the affected municipalities and the public are notified of pending amendments at the start of an amendment’s public review period.

 

A history of TIP Amendments can be found at https://www.ctps.org/tip.

Public Notice

Notices of draft TIP amendments include a summary of the amendment’s contents, dates of the public review period, contact information for submitting a comment to the MPO, and the date, time, and location that the MPO will vote on that amendment. Municipal representatives and members of the public are invited to submit written or oral testimony at the MPO meetings at which amendments are discussed or voted upon.

 

The MPO typically holds a 21-day public review period before taking final action on an amendment. In extraordinary circumstances, the MPO may vote to shorten the public review period to a minimum of 15 days. These circumstances are detailed in the MPO’s Public Engagement Plan.

 

The MPO’s website is the best place to find current information about the TIP. All changes to the draft TIP and changes to the endorsed TIP, such as amendments and modifications that have been approved by the MPO, are available on the TIP webpage, bostonmpo.org/tip.

 

Comments or questions about the draft TIP materials may be submitted directly to the MPO staff via the website, email, or US mail, or voiced at MPO meetings and other public MPO events.

 

 

1 More information on the Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities (Section 3A of MGL c. 40A) can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/multi-family-zoning-requirement-for-mbta-communities.

2 Transit signal priority and bus lane projects were incorporated under the Transit Transformation scoring criteria. They were previously under the Community Connections criteria.

 

 

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Chapter 3: Highway and Transit Programming

 

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) tables included in this chapter present a listing of all the projects and programs funded with federal highway and transit aid in the Boston region during federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2025–29. These funding tables are also included as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

 

Table 3-1 presents a summary of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) share of Regional Target funds from the Federal-Aid Highway Program. The allocation of these funds is constrained by projections of available federal aid. As shown in Table 3-1, the MPO has programmed much of the available discretionary funds within the limits of projected funding for highway funding programs. As such, the FFYs 2025–29 TIP Regional Target Program complies with financial constraint requirements.

 

 

Table 3-1
Boston Region MPO Regional Target Program
Funding Summary

 

FFY 2025

FFY 2026

FFY 2027

FFY 2028

FFY 2029

Total

Regional Target Obligation Authority

$128,427,689

$125,285,687

$155,132,142

$158,052,175

$161,030,608

$727,928,301

Regional Target Funds Programmed

$126,277,235

$124,569,057

$154,195,127

$157,830,836

$160,243,467

$723,115,723

Regional Target Funds Unprogrammed

$2,150,454

$716,630

$937,015

$221,339

$787,141

$4,812,578

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

As discussed in Chapter 2, the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), on November 15, 2021, increased the amount of Regional Target funding available to the Boston Region MPO in the previous FFYs 2024–28 TIP cycle by approximately nine percent from the funding levels in the FFYs 2023–27 TIP. This funding level was sustained in the development of this FFYs 2025–29 TIP. The projects selected by the MPO for funding for the first time in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP are listed in Table 3-2.

 

During the development of the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, the MPO had significant amounts of funding available to program in FFYs 2025, 2026, and 2029.  However, there were significant shortfalls of funding in 2027 and 2028 as a result of delayed programming of 14 projects.

 

Projects already programmed in the TIP to receive Regional Target funds could not be accelerated, so the MPO worked with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), and Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) to identify other projects that could be funded in FFYs 2025 and 2026. Jointly, these agencies presented more than 13 projects to the MPO for consideration, from which the MPO selected 11 projects for funding in the Transit Transformation program in FFYs 2025 and 2026:

 

The MPO also voted to fund two projects in FFY 2025 that were previously incorporated into MassDOT’s Statewide Highway Program:

 

Because many of these projects were identified later in the project evaluation life cycle—that is, months after the regular cycle of project submissions—scoring information is included in the TIP with some delay compared to other project line items. While these projects were identified too late in the TIP cycle to be quantitatively evaluated using the MPO’s scoring criteria, these projects align well qualitatively with many of the MPO’s goals, including enhancing bicycle and pedestrian safety and access, and expanding the accessibility of and maintaining a state of good repair for the region’s transit system. These projects may be scored using the MPO’s scoring criteria in a later TIP cycle.

 

Table 3-2
New Regional Target Projects Funded in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP

 

Project Name

Proponent

MPO Investment Program

FFYs of Funding

Regional Target Dollars Programmed in FFYs 2025–29 

Arlington- Broadway Complete Streets Design

Arlington

Complete Streets

2025

$1,395,000

Arlington- Installation of 123 Bicycle Racks and Related Materials

Arlington

Community Connections

2025

$90,878

Arlington- Stratton School Improvements (Safe Routes to Schools)

MassDOT

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$1,625,250

Boston- Bluebikes Station Replacement and Electrification, 12 Stations

Boston

Community Connections

2025

$590,348

Boston- Repurposing Single Space Parking Meter Poles for 1,600 Bicycle Racks

Boston

Community Connections

2025

$379,470

Brookline- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 3 Stations and 62 Pedal Bikes

Brookline

Community Connections

2025

$200,000

Cambridge- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 8 Stations and 65 Pedal Bikes

Cambridge

Community Connections

2025

$385,456

CATA- CATA Gloucester Facility Modernization

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025

$1,293,000

CATA- Fare Upgrades for ADA and Dial-A-Ride Customers

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025

$65,000

CATA- Vehicle Replacement (4 Vehicles)

CATA

Transit Transformation

2025-26

$2,460,000

Chelsea-Revere- Regional On-Demand Microtransit Pilot Project

Chelsea
Revere

Community Connections

2025-28

$1,413,735

Framingham- Chris Walsh Trail, Phase 2 [Design Only]

Framingham

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$850,000

Holliston- Intersection Improvements at Route 16 and Whitney Street [Design Only]

Holliston

Intersection Improvements

2025

$250,000

Malden- Canal Street Bicycle Lanes

Malden

Community Connections

2025

$81,250

Marlborough- Reconstruction of Granger Boulevard [Design Only]

Marlborough

Complete Streets

2025

$1,215,000

MBTA- Central Square Station Accessibility Improvements (Cambridge)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$5,000,000

MBTA- Nubian Square Accessibility and Operational Improvements (Boston)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$5,000,000

MBTA- Systemwide Pedal and Park Modernization (Alewife, Ashmont, Braintree, Davis Square, Forest Hills, Malden Center, Nubian, Oak Grove, Route 128, Salem, South Station, Wollaston, and Wonderland)

MBTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$2,500,000

Medford– Shared-Use Path Connection at the Route 28/Wellington Underpass

MassDOT

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$5,509,294

MWRTA- Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative

MWRTA

Transit Transformation

2025-26

$2,500,000

MWRTA- Procurement of Three 29-foot Buses

MWRTA

Transit Transformation

2025

$1,980,000

Norfolk-Wrentham-Walpole- Shared-Use Path Installation (Metacomet Greenway) [Design Only]

Norfolk
Walpole Wrentham

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2025

$1,550,000

Revere- Bluebikes Expansion to Northern Strand (Salem Street at North Marshall Street) and Griswold Park

Revere

Community Connections

2025

$169,000

Scituate- Installation of 25 Bicycle Racks

Scituate

Community Connections

2025

$22,800

Sherborn- Reconstruction of Route 27 and Route 16 [Design Only]

Sherborn

Intersection Improvements

2025

$900,000

Somerville- Bluebikes State of Good Repair, 13 Stations

Somerville

Community Connections

2025

$278,127

Framingham- Design of Intersection Improvements at Route 126/135/MBTA and CSX Railroad

Framingham

Major Infrastructure

2026

$1,400,000

Lexington- Design of Safety Improvements at the Interstate 95 and Route 4/225 Interchange

Lexington

Major Infrastructure

2026

$1,650,000

Quincy- Intersection Improvements at Willard Street and Ricciuti Drive

Quincy

Intersection Improvements

2026

$1,885,352

Bellingham- Roadway Rehabilitation of Route 126 (Hartford Road), from 800 feet north of the I-495 NB off-ramp to Medway town line, including B-06-017.

Bellingham

Complete Streets

2029-30

*$8,340,000

Ipswich- Argilla Road Roadway Reconstruction

Ipswich

Complete Streets

2029-30

*$3,000,000

Sudbury-Framingham- Bike Path Construction of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, from the Sudbury Diamond Railroad Crossing to Eaton Road West

Sudbury

Bicycle and Pedestrian

2029-30

*$4,263,000

Total

N/A

N/A

N/A

$51,107,417

 

 

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* These projects are funded starting in FFY 2029 of the TIP, with further funding expected to be programmed in FFY 2030 of the FFYs 2026–30 TIP.
ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act. CATA = Cape Ann Transportation Authority. FFY = federal fiscal year. MassDOT = Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MBTA = Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. MWRTA = MetroWest Regional Transit Authority. N/A = not applicable. NB = northbound. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program.

Source: Boston Region MPO.


 

 

 

In addition to the project selection, several other key decisions were made by the MPO in the drafting of the FFYs 2025–29 Regional Target Program:

 

In order to address funding constraints in FFY 2027, the MPO voted to delay Project 610662, Woburn–Roadway and Intersection Improvements at Woburn Common, Route 38 (Main Street), Winn Street, Pleasant Street and Montvale Avenue, to FFY 2029 given a lack of significant design progress on the project since the FFYs 2021–25 TIP cycle.

 

Additional details of the specific projects programmed with Regional Target funding are shown in Section 1A of each annual element of the TIP tables (Table 3-7). The other sections in Table 3-7 (Sections 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3B) list the following:

 

Tables 3-8, 3-9, 3-10, and 3-11 list the federally funded transit projects and programs in the Boston region that the MBTA, MWRTA, and CATA plan to undertake.

 

Detailed descriptions of projects funded through both the Regional Target and statewide portions of the Highway Program follow the tables. The descriptions note the evaluation scores (for MPO-funded projects), project proponents, and funding details. The pages are organized alphabetically by the municipality in which each project is located.

 

Investment Summary

This section summarizes the investments made by the Boston Region MPO, MassDOT, MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA that are documented in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP. Table 3-3 shows the Boston Region MPO’s investments of Regional Target funding—including both the number of projects and the dollar amount—by investment program. These investments are aimed at making progress towards the MPO’s goals for the region, including enhancing safety for all users, preserving and modernizing the transportation system, promoting mobility and reducing congestion, supporting clean air and sustainability, ensuring all have equitable access to the transportation system, and fostering economic vitality in the region through investments in transportation.

 

The MPO’s Regional Target Program increased in size by approximately $30.4     million between the FFYs 2024–28 TIP and the FFYs 2025–29 TIP to a total program size of more than $727.9 million.

 

     Table 3-3
FFYs 2025–29 Boston Region MPO Regional Target Investment Summary

.

 

MPO Investment Program

Number of Projects

Regional Target Dollars Programmed

Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections

10

$69,238,369

Community Connections (allocated to projects)

16

$5,154,222

Community Connections (not yet allocated to projects)*

N/A

$15,423,415

Complete Streets

21

$334,236,398

Intersection Improvements

8

$47,155,319

Major Infrastructure—Roadway

4

$171,860,000

Transit Transformation (allocated to projects)

11

$55,548,000

Transit Transformation (not yet allocated to projects)

N/A

$24,500,000

Unprogrammed

N/A

$4,812,578

Total

70

$727,928,301

 

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* This figure includes $7 million in BikeShare Support funding starting in FFY 2026.

FFY = federal fiscal year. MPO = metropolitan planning organization. N/A = not applicable.

Source: Boston Region MPO.

 

Table 3-4 shows MassDOT’s FFYs 2025–29 TIP investments—including both the number of projects or programs and the dollar amount—organized by MassDOT program. MassDOT’s investments are distributed across a variety of programs and will support bridge and pavement improvements, roadway improvements and reconstruction, new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and safety improvements. More details on these investments are available on the project description pages in the second section of this chapter.

 

As detailed above for the MPO’s Regional Target Program, the BIL significantly increased the funding available to MassDOT for programming projects in the statewide Highway Program. Most notably, the BIL’s Bridge Formula Program allowed MassDOT to increase the funding allocated to federal-aid bridge projects. Furthermore, FFY 2026 represents the conclusion of Grant Anticipation Notes (GANS) payments for MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP). As this program winds down, the passage of the 2021 Massachusetts Transportation Bond Bill and the new federal funding available through the BIL has allowed for the creation of MassDOT’s Next Generation Bridge Program (NGBP).

 

Like the ABP, the NGBP leverages state bonding capacity to accelerate the rehabilitation and replacement of critical or structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts. In the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, 13 bridge projects are funded by MassDOT through the NGBP using state bond bill funds. These projects are shown in the TIP as debt payments on these bonds, which will use future federal formula funding.

 

Continued funding from the BIL supports increased investment across MassDOT’s other programs represented in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, including the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, the Intersection Improvements Program, the Interstate and Non-Interstate Pavement Programs, the Roadway Reconstruction Program, and the Safety Improvements Program. MassDOT’s Highway Program is substantively similar in total programming between the FFYs 2024–28 TIP and FFYs 2025–29 TIP. The FFYs 2025–29 TIP introduces a new Highway Resiliency Improvement Program.

 

 

Table 3-4
FFYs 2025–29 MassDOT Highway Program Investment Summary

MassDOT Program

Number of

Projects

MassDOT Dollars Programmed

Bicycle and Pedestrian

11

$59,536,059

Federal-Aid Bridge Program

38

$859,070,202

Next Generation Bridge Program

13

$261,283,061

Earmarks or Discretionary Grants*

3

$14,690,359

Highway Resiliency Improvement Program

4

$23,084,295

Intersection Improvements

7

$43,504,651

Interstate Pavement

6

$101,152,160

Non-Interstate Pavement

7

$46,821,976

Roadway Reconstruction

5

$127,321,017

Safety Improvements

5

$29,062,449

Safe Routes to School

13

$20,712,494

Non-Federal Aid (NFA)

1

$53,360,000

Total

113

$1,639,598,723

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* Three projects receiving earmark funding are also receiving funding through other sources: Project 607977—Interstates 90/495 Interchange Reconstruction—is funded through MassDOT’s Roadway Reconstruction and NFA Programs; Project 605313—Natick Bridge Replacement over Route 9 and Interchange Improvements—is funded through MassDOT’s Bridge On-System NHS NB Program; and Project 608436—Ashland Rehabilitation and Rail Crossing Improvements on Cherry Street—is funded through MassDOT’s Railroad Crossings Program. Each project is counted in the tally for each funding category but is only counted once in the total number of projects funded.

 

Table 3-5 shows the MBTA’s programs and associated FFYs 2025–29 TIP funding amounts. Additional details on the MBTA’s programs and projects are in Tables 3-8 and 3-9. The MBTA’s capital program is substantively similar between FFYs 2024–28 TIP and the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, decreasing from a total program size of $3.99 billion to $3.85 billion. Investments made through these programs allow the MBTA to continue to maintain and modernize its infrastructure in support of the agency’s role as the largest transit provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

The MBTA caters to a wide range of needs, serving the Boston region with commuter rail, light rail, subway, fixed-route bus, and paratransit services. The MBTA prioritizes projects that keep the existing transit system in a state of good repair, including the purchase of new rolling stock, accessibility and resiliency improvements to stations, the rehabilitation of bridges and tunnels, and the replacement of tracks and signals to support system-wide reliability. Limited system expansion projects are also undertaken through the MBTA’s federal capital program. Further information on how the MBTA’s investments support system safety and condition is available in Chapter 4.

 

Table 3-5
 FFYs 2025–29 MBTA Transit Program Investment Summary

Federal Transit Administration Program

MBTA Program

 MBTA Dollars Programmed

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Grants

Bridge and Tunnel Program

$95,000,000

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Grants

Revenue Vehicle Program

$672,627,205

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Grants

Signals/Systems Upgrade Program

$216,549,653

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Grants

Stations and Facilities Program

229,376,680

Section 5337: Fixed Guideway/Bus Funds

Bridge and Tunnel Program

$612,484,215

Section 5337: Fixed Guideway/Bus Funds

Revenue Vehicle Program

$207,097,948

Section 5337: Fixed Guideway/Bus Funds

Signals/Systems Upgrade Program

$179,111,523

Section 5337: Fixed Guideway/Bus Funds

Stations and Facilities Program

$373,116,657

Section 5337: Fixed

Guideway/Bus Funds

Preventive Maintenance

$132,328,125

Section 5339: Bus and Bus Facilities Funds

Bus Program

$39,911,811

Other Federal Funds

Positive Train Control*

$100,085,333

Other Federal Funds

RRIF/TIFIA Financing Program

$797,500,000

Other Federal Funds

FFY 2025 Flex from Boston Region MPO Regional Prioritization

$47,250,000

Total

N/A

$3,749,314,149

Note: Federal Transit Administration formula funds (Sections 5307, 5337 and 5339) are based on estimated apportionments for FFYs 2025–29. These apportionments include additional funding to be made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, based on current estimates. TIP programs and projects are based on a preliminary draft Capital Investment Plan (CIP) as of April 2022. Adjustments will be made to federal projects and budgets as the CIP process is finalized. Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

* Positive Train Control investments are funded with RRIF funds.

† RRIF/TIFIA financing program funding is an initial estimate and will be refined as projects are identified and loans are finalized with the Build America Bureau.

FFY = federal fiscal year. N/A = not applicable. RRIF = Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing. TIFIA = Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. TIP = Transportation Improvement Program.

Sources: MBTA and the Boston Region MPO.

 

Table 3-6 summarizes CATA and MWRTA investments included in the FFYs 2025–29 TIP, and more information is available on each agency’s investments in Tables 3-10 and 3-11. Though the MBTA provides commuter rail service to the Cape Ann communities of Rockport and Gloucester, CATA provides additional paratransit and fixed-route bus services to these communities and to Danvers, Peabody, Ipswich, Essex, and Beverly. CATA’s federal capital program supports its role in providing critical transportation alternatives to residents and visitors of the area, including through the replacement of buses, the modernization of facilities, and the maintenance of assets.

 

MWRTA similarly complements MBTA commuter rail service, operating fixed-route bus, on-demand microtransit, and commuter shuttle services to a number of communities in the MetroWest subregion. MWRTA’s federal capital program supports this mission by funding vehicle replacements, station and facility maintenance and improvements, and operating assistance for paratransit services, among other efforts. Other MWRTA projects funded in the MWRTA’s capital program include the electrification of the agency’s paratransit fleet and investments in technology to support travel training and customer service efforts.

 

The program sizes for CATA and MWRTA increased greatly between the FFYs 2024–28 TIP and FFYs 2025–29. This was driven by a 91 percent increase in the state budget for regional transit authorities in state fiscal year 2024. These agencies collectively received an approximate $41.52 million increase in funding levels in this TIP, increasing from $65.36 million to a total program size of $106.88 million. This funding level also includes approximately $8.3 million in flexed funding from the Boston Region MPO’s Regional Target Program between FFYs 2025 and 2026.

 

Table 3-6
FFYs 2025–29 CATA and MWRTA Transit Program Investment Summary

Regional Transit Authority

Federal Transit Administration Program

 RTA Dollars Programmed

CATA

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Funding

$5,374,400

CATA

State Transportation Bond Capital Assistance

$7,158,750

CATA

Municipal and Local Assessments

$500,000

MWRTA

Section 5307: Urbanized Area Formula Funding

$25,847,172

MWRTA

Section 5339: Bus and Bus Facilities

$11,474,981

MWRTA

State Transportation Bond Capital Assistance

$12,884,064

MWRTA

Other Federal

$43,637,496

Total

N/A

$106,876,863

Note: Funding amounts in this table include both federal and non-federal funds, including matching funds.

CATA = Cape Ann Transportation Authority. FFY = federal fiscal year. MWRTA = Metro West Regional Transit Authority. N/A = not applicable. RTA = regional transit authority.
Sources: CATA, MWRTA, and the Boston Region MPO.

 

Tables 3-7 through 3-11 build on the summary tables listed above by detailing investments made through both the Highway and Transit Programs by project, program, and funding year.

 

 

Table 3-7
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Highway Table

 

STIP Investments Report  Boston Region 
STIP: 2025 - 2029 (D)
Year MassDOT Project ID MPO Municipality MassDOT Project Description District Funding Source Adjusted TFPC Total Programmed Funds Federal Funds Non-Federal Funds
Federal Fiscal Year 2025 $384,358,434 $251,898,203 $132,460,231
Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects $126,277,235 $101,321,788 $24,955,447
Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects $75,137,846 $60,110,277 $15,027,569
Earmark Discretionary $14,210,359 $11,368,287 $2,842,072
2025 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 HIP-BR $300,942,837 $13,935,359 $11,148,287 $2,787,072
2025 S12907 Boston Region Framingham Framingham - Chris Walsh Aqueduct Trail Connectivity Project (Design Earmark MA275) 3 HPP $275,000 $275,000 $220,000 $55,000
Bridge On-system Non-NHS NB $7,209,518 $5,767,614 $1,441,904
2025 608522 Boston Region Middleton MIDDLETON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, M-20-003, ROUTE 62 (MAPLE STREET) OVER IPSWICH RIVER 4 HIP-BR $3,635,960 $3,635,960 $2,908,768 $727,192
2025 608865 Boston Region Multiple STONEHAM- WINCHESTER- DECK REPLACEMENT, S-27-008=W-40-030 (2M5), MARBLE STREET OVER I-93 4 HIP-BR $3,573,558 $3,573,558 $2,858,846 $714,712
Bridge Systematic Maintenance NB $52,520,197 $42,016,158 $10,504,039
2025 612073 Boston Region Sharon SHARON- BRIDGE PRESERVATION OF S-09-015 AND S-09-016 ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR 5 HIP-BR $1,329,697 $1,329,697 $1,063,758 $265,939
2025 613178 Boston Region Lexington LEXINGTON- DECK REPLACEMENT, L-10-019 (2DW, 2DX), STATE ROUTE 2/CONCORD TURNPIKE OVER PLEASANT STREET 4 HIP-BR $13,006,500 $13,006,500 $10,405,200 $2,601,300
2025 613181 Boston Region Multiple BOSTON- NEWTON- BRIDGE PRESERVATION OF 3 BRIDGES ALONG STATE ROUTE 9/BOYLSTON STREET 6 HIP-BR $9,499,000 $9,499,000 $7,599,200 $1,899,800
2025 613209 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, B-16-236 (39M, 39P, 39U, 39W, 39Y), 5 BRIDGES CARRYING STATE ROUTE 1A (EAST BOSTON EXPRESSWAY NB/SB) AND RAMPS 6 HIP-BR $6,525,000 $6,525,000 $5,220,000 $1,305,000
2025 613216 Boston Region Marlborough MARLBOROUGH- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, M-06-010, ELM STREET OVER I-495 3 HIP-BR $2,160,000 $2,160,000 $1,728,000 $432,000
2025 613638 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- CLEANING & PAINTING, B-16-259, I-93 OVER MBTA/COLUMBIA ROAD/RED LINE/RELIEF 6 HIP-BR $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $16,000,000 $4,000,000
Bicycle and Pedestrian $1,197,772 $958,218 $239,554
2025 613357 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- SEPARATED BICYCLE LANE  ON STEEL PLACE (MA272) 6 HPP $1,197,772 $1,197,772 $958,218 $239,554
Section 2A / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Reliability Projects $61,631,063 $52,294,850 $9,336,213
Bridge On-system NHS $23,387,813 $18,710,250 $4,677,563
2025 608703 Boston Region Wilmington WILMINGTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, W-38-029 (2KV), ST 129 LOWELL STREET OVER I 93 4 NHPP-PEN $15,954,700 $15,954,700 $12,763,760 $3,190,940
2025 610776 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, C-01-031, US ROUTE 3/ROUTE 16/ROUTE 2 OVER MBTA REDLINE 6 NHPP-PEN $7,433,113 $7,433,113 $5,946,490 $1,486,623
Non-Interstate Pavement $8,343,250 $6,674,600 $1,668,650
2025 612044 Boston Region Multiple BROOKLINE- NEWTON- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 9 6 NHPP $8,343,250 $8,343,250 $6,674,600 $1,668,650
Interstate Pavement $29,900,000 $26,910,000 $2,990,000
2025 612094 Boston Region Multiple CANTON- DEDHAM- WESTWOOD- INTERSTATE MAINTENANCE AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 AND I-93 6 NHPP-I $29,899,107 $29,900,000 $26,910,000 $2,990,000
Section 2B / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Modernization Projects $43,188,978 $38,171,288 $5,017,690
Intersection Improvements $9,080,341 $8,172,307 $908,034
2025 607342 Boston Region Milton MILTON- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 28 (RANDOLPH AVENUE) & CHICKATAWBUT ROAD 6 HSIP $9,080,341 $9,080,341 $8,172,307 $908,034
Roadway Reconstruction $34,108,637 $29,998,981 $4,109,656
2025 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NHPP-I $300,942,837 $9,000,000 $8,100,000 $900,000
2025 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFP-I $300,942,837 $18,120,711 $16,308,640 $1,812,071
2025 609516 Boston Region Burlington BURLINGTON- IMPROVEMENTS AT I-95 (ROUTE 128)/ROUTE 3 INTERCHANGE 4 NHPP $6,987,927 $6,987,926 $5,590,341 $1,397,585
Section 3B / Non-Federal Aid Funded $78,123,312 $0 $78,123,312
Bridge On-system Non-NHS $39,218,766 $0 $39,218,766
2025 606901 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-109, RIVER STREET BRIDGE OVER MBTA/AMTRAK 6 NGBP $12,538,835 $12,538,835 $0 $12,538,835
2025 612173 Boston Region Bellingham BELLINGHAM- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-06-022, MAPLE STREET OVER I-495 3 NGBP $13,721,814 $13,721,814 $0 $13,721,814
2025 S12908 Boston Region Somerville P# 611940: SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-17-016 (3GF), WEBSTER AVENUE OVER MBTA & BMRR 4 NGBP $12,958,117 $12,958,117 $0 $12,958,117
NFA $26,680,000 $0 $26,680,000
2025 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFA $300,942,837 $26,680,000 $0 $26,680,000
Bridge On-system NHS $12,224,546 $0 $12,224,546
2025 86461 Boston Region Lincoln LINCOLN- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, L-12-002, CONCORD ROAD (ROUTE 126) OVER MBTA 4 NGBP $12,224,546 $12,224,546 $0 $12,224,546
Federal Fiscal Year 2026 $588,278,222 $379,531,999 $208,746,223
Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects $124,569,057 $101,561,946 $23,007,111
Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects $235,884,640 $189,385,029 $46,499,611
Bridge On-system Non-NHS NB $9,699,477 $7,759,582 $1,939,895
2026 608197 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, B-16-107, CANTERBURY STREET OVER AMTRAK RAILROAD 6 HIP-BR $5,919,826 $5,919,826 $4,735,861 $1,183,965
2026 612075 Boston Region Salem SALEM- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-01-024, JEFFERSON AVENUE OVER PARALLEL STREET 4 HIP-BR $3,779,651 $3,779,651 $3,023,721 $755,930
Bridge Off-system Local NB $3,386,585 $3,386,585 $0
2026 609467 Boston Region Multiple HAMILTON- IPSWICH- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, H-03-002=I-01-006, WINTHROP STREET OVER IPSWICH RIVER 4 BROFF $3,386,585 $3,386,585 $3,386,585 $0
Bridge On-System NHS NB $188,740,741 $150,992,593 $37,748,148
2026 612496 Boston Region Somerville SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, S-17-031, I-93 (NB & SB) FROM ROUTE 28 TO TEMPLE STREET (PHASE 2) 4 HIP-BR $188,740,741 $105,261,935 $84,209,548 $21,052,387
2026 612496 Boston Region Somerville SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, S-17-031, I-93 (NB & SB) FROM ROUTE 28 TO TEMPLE STREET (PHASE 2) 4 HIP-BRRR $188,740,741 $83,478,806 $66,783,045 $16,695,761
Bridge Systematic Maintenance NB $34,057,837 $27,246,270 $6,811,567
2026 613182 Boston Region Milford MILFORD- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, M-21-022 (1UD, 1UE), I-495 OVER STATE ROUTE 109/MEDWAY ROAD 3 HIP-BR $3,744,000 $3,744,000 $2,995,200 $748,800
2026 613184 Boston Region Gloucester GLOUCESTER- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, G-05-017 (2U8), STATE ROUTE 128/YANKEE DIVISION HIGHWAY OVER ANNISQUAM RIVER 4 HIP-BR $15,081,560 $15,081,560 $12,065,248 $3,016,312
2026 613274 Boston Region Foxborough FOXBORO- BRIDGE PRESERVATION AT 6 BRIDGES ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR 5 HIP-BR $5,278,000 $5,278,000 $4,222,400 $1,055,600
2026 613649 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- QUINCY- RANDOLPH- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, B-21-029, Q-01-046, AND R-01-009, BRIDGES OVER I-93 & STATE ROUTE 28 6 HIP-BR $7,800,000 $7,799,993 $6,239,994 $1,559,999
2026 613650 Boston Region Dedham DEDHAM- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, D-05-002, GREENDALE AVENUE OVER CHARLES RIVER 6 HIP-BR $2,154,286 $2,154,284 $1,723,427 $430,857
Section 2A / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Reliability Projects $48,189,356 $39,586,202 $8,603,154
Bridge On-system NHS $19,535,371 $15,628,297 $3,907,074
2026 606449 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, C-01-008, FIRST STREET BRIDGE & C-01-040, LAND BOULEVARD/BROAD CANAL BRIDGE 6 NHPP-PEN $13,832,000 $13,832,000 $11,065,600 $2,766,400
2026 610782 Boston Region Multiple DANVERS- MIDDLETON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, D-03-009=M-20-005, ANDOVER STREET (SR 114) OVER IPSWICH RIVER 4 NHPP-PEN $5,703,371 $5,703,371 $4,562,697 $1,140,674
Non-Interstate Pavement $15,165,717 $12,132,574 $3,033,143
2026 609399 Boston Region Randolph RANDOLPH- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 28 6 NHPP $7,194,377 $7,194,377 $5,755,502 $1,438,875
2026 612050 Boston Region Multiple BRAINTREE- WEYMOUTH- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 3 6 NHPP $7,971,340 $7,971,340 $6,377,072 $1,594,268
Safety Improvements $10,347,168 $9,312,451 $1,034,717
2026 611954 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- GUIDE AND TRAFFIC SIGN REPLACEMENT ON I-90/I-93 WITHIN CENTRAL ARTERY/TUNNEL SYSTEM 6 HSIP $2,333,968 $2,333,968 $2,100,571 $233,397
2026 612599 Boston Region Lynn LYNN- TARGETED SAFETY AND MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS (PLAYBOOK PRIORITY CORRIDORS) 4 HSIP $8,013,200 $8,013,200 $7,211,880 $801,320
Highway Resiliency Improvement Program $3,141,100 $2,512,880 $628,220
2026 613099 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- SLOPE STABILIZATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-93 6 PRCT $3,141,100 $3,141,100 $2,512,880 $628,220
Section 2B / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Modernization Projects $52,252,446 $46,256,138 $5,996,308
Roadway Reconstruction $35,703,894 $32,133,505 $3,570,389
2026 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NHPP-I $300,942,837 $29,229,180 $26,306,262 $2,922,918
2026 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFP-I $300,942,837 $6,474,714 $5,827,243 $647,471
Safe Routes to School $7,710,632 $6,168,506 $1,542,126
2026 610537 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- ELLIS ELEMENTARY TRAFFIC CALMING (SRTS) 6 TAP $2,705,058 $2,705,058 $2,164,046 $541,012
2026 611997 Boston Region Newton NEWTON- HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS (SRTS) 6 TAP $861,238 $861,237 $688,990 $172,247
2026 612001 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- MILTON FULLER ROBERTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 4 TAP $1,020,484 $1,020,484 $816,387 $204,097
2026 612804 Boston Region Dedham DEDHAM- IMPROVEMENTS AT AVERY ELEMENTARY (SRTS) 6 TAP $1,566,100 $1,566,099 $1,252,879 $313,220
2026 612884 Boston Region Chelsea CHELSEA- IMPROVEMENTS AT MARY C. BURKE ELEMENTARY (SRTS) 6 TAP $1,557,754 $1,557,754 $1,246,203 $311,551
Intersection Improvements $8,837,920 $7,954,128 $883,792
2026 611974 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAIN STREET/SOUTH STREET, MAIN STREET/MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY RAMPS, AND MAIN STREET/MYSTIC AVENUE 4 VUS $8,837,920 $2,583,870 $2,325,483 $258,387
2026 611974 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAIN STREET/SOUTH STREET, MAIN STREET/MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY RAMPS, AND MAIN STREET/MYSTIC AVENUE 4 HSIP $8,837,920 $6,254,050 $5,628,645 $625,405
Section 2C / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Expansion Projects $3,428,355 $2,742,684 $685,671
Bicycle and Pedestrian $3,428,355 $2,742,684 $685,671
2026 610680 Boston Region Natick NATICK- LAKE COCHITUATE PATH 3 CMAQ $3,428,355 $3,428,355 $2,742,684 $685,671
Section 3B / Non-Federal Aid Funded $123,954,368 $0 $123,954,368
Bridge On-system NHS $68,334,621 $0 $68,334,621
2026 604564 Boston Region Maynard MAYNARD- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, M-10-004, ROUTE 62 (MAIN STREET) OVER THE ASSABET RIVER 3 NGBP $6,036,680 $6,036,680 $0 $6,036,680
2026 607684 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-21-017, WASHINGTON STREET (ST 37) OVER MBTA/CSX RAILROAD 6 NGBP $26,818,168 $26,818,168 $0 $26,818,168
2026 612182 Boston Region Newton NEWTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, N-12-040, BOYLSTON STREET OVER GREEN LINE D 6 NGBP $15,206,778 $15,206,778 $0 $15,206,778
2026 612184 Boston Region Revere REVERE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, R-05-015, REVERE BEACH PARKWAY OVER BROADWAY 4 NGBP $20,272,995 $20,272,995 $0 $20,272,995
NFA $26,680,000 $0 $26,680,000
2026 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFA $300,942,837 $26,680,000 $0 $26,680,000
Bridge On-system Non-NHS $28,939,747 $0 $28,939,747
2026 608952 Boston Region Chelsea CHELSEA- BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT C-09-013, WASHINGTON AVENUE, CARTER STREET & COUNTY ROAD/ROUTE 1 6 NGBP $22,217,165 $22,217,165 $0 $22,217,165
2026 612178 Boston Region Natick NATICK- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, N-03-010, SPEEN STREET OVER RR MBTA/CSX 3 NGBP $6,722,582 $6,722,582 $0 $6,722,582
Federal Fiscal Year 2027 $520,203,742 $333,687,222 $186,516,520
Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects $154,195,126 $123,956,101 $30,239,025
Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects $7,762,241 $6,838,144 $924,097
Bridge Off-system Local NB $3,141,758 $3,141,758 $0
2027 612076 Boston Region Topsfield TOPSFIELD- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, T-06-013, PERKINS ROW OVER MILE BROOK 4 BROFF $3,141,758 $3,141,758 $3,141,758 $0
Bridge On-system Non-NHS NB $4,620,483 $3,696,386 $924,097
2027 612099 Boston Region Ashland ASHLAND- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, A-14-006, CORDAVILLE ROAD OVER SUDBURY RIVER 3 HIP-BR $4,620,483 $4,620,483 $3,696,386 $924,097
Section 2A / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Reliability Projects $179,097,542 $147,713,675 $31,383,867
Bridge On-system NHS $111,768,155 $89,414,524 $22,353,631
2027 606728 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-365, STORROW DRIVE OVER BOWKER RAMPS 6 NHPP $108,054,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $2,000,000
2027 606728 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-365, STORROW DRIVE OVER BOWKER RAMPS 6 NHPP-PEN $108,054,000 $54,236,956 $43,389,565 $10,847,391
2027 611987 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, C-01-026, MEMORIAL DRIVE OVER BROOKLINE STREET 6 NHPP $49,283,338 $25,022,802 $20,018,242 $5,004,560
2027 612519 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-165, BLUE HILL AVENUE OVER RAILROAD 6 NHPP $33,524,397 $22,508,397 $18,006,718 $4,501,679
Safety Improvements $5,059,530 $4,553,577 $505,953
2027 613121 Boston Region Everett EVERETT- TARGETED MULTI-MODAL AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 16 (DESIGN ONLY) 4 HSIP $5,059,530 $5,059,530 $4,553,577 $505,953
Highway Resiliency Improvement Program $4,332,177 $3,465,742 $866,435
2027 613154 Boston Region Wellesley WELLESLEY- DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS ALONG ROUTE 9 AND CULVERT REPLACEMENTS OVER BOULDER BROOK FOR FLOOD MITIGATION 6 PRCT $4,332,177 $4,332,177 $3,465,742 $866,435
Bridge Systematic Maintenance $18,640,800 $14,912,640 $3,728,160
2027 613275 Boston Region Multiple BEVERLY- DANVERS- GLOUCESTER- BRIDGE PRESERVATION AT 5 BRIDGES CARRYING STATE ROUTE 128 4 NHPP $16,480,800 $16,480,800 $13,184,640 $3,296,160
2027 613646 Boston Region Watertown WATERTOWN- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, W-10-003, STATE ROUTE 16/GALEN STREET OVER CHARLES RIVER 6 NHPP $2,160,000 $2,160,000 $1,728,000 $432,000
Interstate Pavement $39,296,880 $35,367,192 $3,929,688
2027 613318 Boston Region Multiple BURLINGTON- WOBURN- INTERSTATE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 4 NHPP-I $9,128,700 $9,128,700 $8,215,830 $912,870
2027 613343 Boston Region Foxborough FOXBOROUGH - INTERSTATE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 5 NHPP-I $14,953,680 $14,953,680 $13,458,312 $1,495,368
2027 613382 Boston Region Multiple DEDHAM- NEEDHAM- INTERSTATE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 6 NHPP-I $15,214,500 $15,214,500 $13,693,050 $1,521,450
Section 2B / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Modernization Projects $45,089,554 $37,984,184 $7,105,370
Roadway Reconstruction $29,014,942 $24,654,695 $4,360,248
2027 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFP-I $300,942,837 $14,427,409 $12,984,668 $1,442,741
2027 609527 Boston Region Reading READING- IMPROVEMENTS ON I-95 4 NHPP $14,587,533 $14,587,533 $11,670,026 $2,917,507
Safe Routes to School $11,376,612 $9,101,290 $2,275,322
2027 612100 Boston Region Revere REVERE- IMPROVEMENTS AT BEACHMONT VETERANS ELEMENTARY (SRTS) 4 TAP $351,341 $351,341 $281,073 $70,268
2027 612816 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- IMPROVEMENTS AT WILLIAM H. LINCOLN SCHOOL (SRTS) 6 TAP $955,020 $955,021 $764,017 $191,004
2027 612889 Boston Region Sharon SHARON- COTTAGE STREET SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS (SRTS) 5 TAP $3,709,491 $3,709,491 $2,967,593 $741,898
2027 612894 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- IMPROVEMENTS AT HARMONY GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 3 TAP $1,370,066 $1,370,066 $1,096,053 $274,013
2027 613468 Boston Region Newton NEWTON- IMPROVEMENTS AT PARKER STREET FOR THE OAK HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (SRTS) 6 TAP $1,492,169 $1,492,169 $1,193,735 $298,434
2027 613477 Boston Region Holliston HOLLISTON- LINDEN STREET IMPROVEMENTS AT ROBERT ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (SRTS) 3 TAP $1,012,500 $1,012,500 $810,000 $202,500
2027 613564 Boston Region Reading READING- OAKLAND ROAD AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL AND COOLIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (SRTS) 4 TAP $2,486,024 $2,486,024 $1,988,819 $497,205
Intersection Improvements $4,698,000 $4,228,200 $469,800
2027 612613 Boston Region Newton NEWTON- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 16 AND QUINOBEQUIN ROAD 6 HSIP $4,698,000 $4,698,000 $4,228,200 $469,800
Section 2C / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Expansion Projects $21,493,898 $17,195,118 $4,298,780
Bicycle and Pedestrian $21,493,898 $17,195,118 $4,298,780
2027 610660 Boston Region Multiple SUDBURY- WAYLAND- MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL (MCRT) 3 CMAQ $3,916,363 $3,916,363 $3,133,090 $783,273
2027 612499 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- SOUTH MEDFORD CONNECTOR BIKE PATH 4 CMAQ $7,621,466 $7,621,466 $6,097,173 $1,524,293
2027 612523 Boston Region Revere REVERE- STATE ROAD BEACHMONT CONNECTOR 4 CMAQ $8,263,382 $8,263,382 $6,610,706 $1,652,676
2027 613082 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- WELLINGTON GREENWAY CONSTRUCTION (PHASE IV) 4 CMAQ $1,692,687 $1,692,687 $1,354,150 $338,537
Section 3B / Non-Federal Aid Funded $112,565,381 $0 $112,565,381
Bridge On-system Non-NHS $112,565,381 $0 $112,565,381
2027 605276 Boston Region Multiple BEVERLY- SALEM- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-11-005=S-01-013, KERNWOOD AVENUE OVER DANVERS RIVER AND B-11-001, BRIDGE STREET OVER BASS RIVER (HALL-WHITAKER DRAWBRIDGE) 4 NGBP $88,805,268 $88,805,268 $0 $88,805,268
2027 607420 Boston Region Natick NATICK- SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, N-03-012, BODEN LANE OVER CSX/MBTA 3 NGBP $11,407,315 $11,407,315 $0 $11,407,315
2027 612196 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-21-067, JW MAHER HIGHWAY OVER MONATIQUOT RIVER 6 NGBP $12,352,798 $12,352,798 $0 $12,352,798
Federal Fiscal Year 2028 $455,148,861 $368,407,280 $86,741,581
Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects $157,830,836 $127,431,937 $30,398,899
Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects $63,200,000 $50,560,000 $12,640,000
Bridge On-system Non-NHS NB $62,720,000 $50,176,000 $12,544,000
2028 608397 Boston Region Gloucester GLOUCESTER- BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION, G-05-002, WESTERN AVENUE OVER BLYNMAN CANAL 4 HIP-BRRR $62,720,000 $62,720,000 $50,176,000 $12,544,000
Earmark Discretionary $480,000 $384,000 $96,000
2028 608436 Boston Region Ashland ASHLAND- REHABILITATION AND RAIL CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS ON CHERRY STREET 3 HPP $1,316,339 $480,000 $384,000 $96,000
Section 2A / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Reliability Projects $215,497,703 $174,556,850 $40,940,853
Bridge Systematic Maintenance $37,077,600 $29,662,080 $7,415,520
2028 605091 Boston Region Natick NATICK- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, N-03-032, N-03-033, N-03-034, N-03-035, RAMP A & B OVER ROUTE 9 & SPEEN STREET OVER RAMPS G & D 3 NHPP $11,205,600 $11,205,600 $8,964,480 $2,241,120
2028 613276 Boston Region Multiple READING- WILMINGTON- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, W-38-028 (2HR, 2HT) AND R-03-011 (2HK), I-93 (NB/SB) OVER MBTA/B&M RAILROAD AND I-95/STATE ROUTE 128 4 NHPP $18,032,000 $18,032,000 $14,425,600 $3,606,400
2028 613656 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, C-01-038, MEMORIAL DRIVE (EB) OVER CHARLES RIVER 6 NHPP $7,840,000 $7,840,000 $6,272,000 $1,568,000
Bridge On-system NHS $147,307,623 $117,846,098 $29,461,525
2028 606728 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-365, STORROW DRIVE OVER BOWKER RAMPS 6 NHPP-PEN $108,054,000 $43,817,044 $35,053,635 $8,763,409
2028 608396 Boston Region Multiple LYNN- REVERE- BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION, L-18-015=R-05-008, ROUTE 1A OVER SAUGUS RIVER 4 NHPP $101,920,000 $43,551,647 $34,841,318 $8,710,329
2028 611987 Boston Region Cambridge CAMBRIDGE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, C-01-026, MEMORIAL DRIVE OVER BROOKLINE STREET 6 NHPP $49,283,338 $24,260,536 $19,408,429 $4,852,107
2028 612519 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-165, BLUE HILL AVENUE OVER RAILROAD 6 NHPP $33,524,397 $11,016,000 $8,812,800 $2,203,200
2028 613124 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- DECK/SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, B-16-054 (4T2), BEACON STREET OVER I-90 (STRUCTURE 50, MILE 132.2) 6 NHPP-PEN $40,837,135 $9,486,278 $7,589,022 $1,897,256
2028 613125 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- DECK/SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE B-16-051 (4T5), MASS AVENUE OVER I-90 & MBTA (STRUCTURE 54, MILE 132.84)  6 NHPP-PEN $15,176,118 $15,176,118 $12,140,894 $3,035,224
Safety Improvements $6,440,000 $5,796,000 $644,000
2028 610650 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON GALLIVAN BOULEVARD (ROUTE 203), FROM WASHINGTON STREET TO GRANITE AVENUE 6 HSIP $6,440,000 $6,440,000 $5,796,000 $644,000
Interstate Pavement $15,146,880 $13,632,192 $1,514,688
2028 613383 Boston Region Multiple LYNNFIELD- WAKEFIELD- INTERSTATE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 4 NHPP-I $15,146,880 $15,146,880 $13,632,192 $1,514,688
Non-Interstate Pavement $9,525,600 $7,620,480 $1,905,120
2028 613639 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 9 3 NHPP $9,525,600 $9,525,600 $7,620,480 $1,905,120
Section 2B / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Modernization Projects $9,622,354 $8,660,119 $962,235
Intersection Improvements $9,622,354 $8,660,119 $962,235
2028 608052 Boston Region Norwood NORWOOD- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS AT US 1 (PROVIDENCE HIGHWAY) & MORSE STREET 5 HSIP $1,668,001 $1,668,001 $1,501,201 $166,800
2028 610665 Boston Region Stoneham STONEHAM- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 28 (MAIN STREET), NORTH BORDER ROAD AND SOUTH STREET 4 HSIP $4,872,001 $4,872,001 $4,384,801 $487,200
2028 612616 Boston Region Milton MILTON- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 138 AND BRADLEE ROAD 6 HSIP $3,082,352 $3,082,352 $2,774,117 $308,235
Section 2C / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Expansion Projects $8,997,968 $7,198,374 $1,799,594
Bicycle and Pedestrian $8,997,968 $7,198,374 $1,799,594
2028 612607 Boston Region Danvers DANVERS- RAIL TRAIL WEST EXTENSION (PHASE 3) 4 CMAQ $3,848,600 $3,848,600 $3,078,880 $769,720
2028 613164 Boston Region Multiple BOSTON- MILTON- NEW BRIDGE AND SHARED-USE PATH CONSTRUCTION OVER NEPONSET RIVER AT OSCEOLA STREET 6 CMAQ $5,149,368 $5,149,368 $4,119,494 $1,029,874
Federal Fiscal Year 2029 $406,837,926 $330,078,553 $76,759,373
Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects $160,243,467 $129,273,967 $30,969,500
Section 2A / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Reliability Projects $188,146,479 $152,919,598 $35,226,881
Bridge On-system NHS $132,366,857 $105,893,486 $26,473,371
2029 608396 Boston Region Multiple LYNN- REVERE- BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION, L-18-015=R-05-008, ROUTE 1A OVER SAUGUS RIVER 4 NHPP $101,920,000 $41,016,000 $32,812,800 $8,203,200
2029 612634 Boston Region Somerville SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-17-024, ROUTE 28/MCGRATH HWY OVER SOMERVILLE AVE EXT & MBTA 4 NHPP-PEN $97,206,144 $30,000,000 $24,000,000 $6,000,000
2029 613124 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- DECK/SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, B-16-054 (4T2), BEACON STREET OVER I-90 (STRUCTURE 50, MILE 132.2) 6 NHPP-PEN $40,837,135 $31,350,857 $25,080,686 $6,270,171
2029 613130 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-033, MORRISSEY BOULEVARD OVER DORCHESTER BAY 6 NHPP-PEN $180,854,486 $30,000,000 $24,000,000 $6,000,000
Non-Interstate Pavement $13,787,409 $11,029,927 $2,757,482
2029 608495 Boston Region Multiple CONCORD- LEXINGTON- LINCOLN- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 2A 4 NHPP $5,067,399 $5,067,399 $4,053,919 $1,013,480
2029 612046 Boston Region Gloucester GLOUCESTER- RESURFACING ON ROUTE 128 4 NHPP $4,557,060 $4,557,060 $3,645,648 $911,412
2029 613640 Boston Region Natick NATICK- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 9 3 NHPP $4,162,950 $4,162,950 $3,330,360 $832,590
Safety Improvements $7,215,751 $6,494,176 $721,575
2029 610675 Boston Region Chelsea CHELSEA- RECONSTRUCTION OF SPRUCE STREET, FROM EVERETT AVENUE TO WILLIAMS STREET 6 HSIP $7,215,751 $7,215,751 $6,494,176 $721,575
Bridge Off-system $2,889,387 $2,311,510 $577,877
2029 613108 Boston Region Quincy QUINCY- SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, Q-01-038 (3FG), STEDMAN STREET OVER I-93/US-1/STATE ROUTE 3 6 STBG-BR-Off $2,889,387 $2,889,387 $2,311,510 $577,877
Highway Resiliency Improvement Program $15,078,675 $12,062,940 $3,015,735
2029 613162 Boston Region Littleton LITTLETON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, L-13-008, ROUTE 119 OVER BEAVER BROOK AND CAUSEWAY IMPROVEMENT FOR WILDLIFE 3 PRCT $15,078,675 $15,078,675 $12,062,940 $3,015,735
Interstate Pavement $16,808,400 $15,127,560 $1,680,840
2029 613356 Boston Region Sharon SHARON- INTERSTATE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 5 NHPP-I $16,808,400 $16,808,400 $15,127,560 $1,680,840
Section 2B / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Modernization Projects $39,759,580 $32,934,268 $6,825,312
Intersection Improvements $11,266,036 $10,139,432 $1,126,604
2029 607748 Boston Region Acton ACTON- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS ON SR 2 & SR 111 (MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE) AT PIPER ROAD & TAYLOR ROAD 3 HSIP $11,266,036 $11,266,036 $10,139,432 $1,126,604
Roadway Reconstruction $28,493,544 $22,794,835 $5,698,709
2029 610543 Boston Region Multiple REVERE- MALDEN- IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 1 (NB) (PHASE 1) 4 NHPP $8,363,600 $8,363,600 $6,690,880 $1,672,720
2029 612615 Boston Region Multiple CANTON- MILTON- ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 138, FROM ROYALL STREET TO DOLLAR LANE 6 NHPP $20,129,944 $20,129,944 $16,103,955 $4,025,989
Section 2C / Federal Aid Funded State Prioritized Expansion Projects $18,688,400 $14,950,720 $3,737,680
Bicycle and Pedestrian $18,688,400 $14,950,720 $3,737,680
2029 613163 Boston Region Lynnfield LYNNFIELD- WAKEFIELD- RAIL TRAIL CONSTRUCTION 4 CMAQ $38,491,410 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $2,000,000
2029 613654 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- BIKE PATH CONSTRUCTION OF BRUCE FREEMAN RAIL TRAIL, FROM EATON ROAD WEST TO FROST STREET 3 CMAQ $8,688,400 $8,688,400 $6,950,720 $1,737,680

 

 

 

Table 3-8
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Transit Table (MBTA Federal Capital Program)

 

Federal Funding Program ALI 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 FFY25-29 Total (Federal) FFY25-29 Total (Incl. Match)
       
5307   $197,611,190 $202,682,910 $202,682,910 $202,682,910 $202,682,910 $1,008,342,830 $1,260,428,538
Bridge & Tunnel Program   12.24.05 $11,200,000 $16,200,000 $16,200,000 $16,200,000 $16,200,000 $76,000,000 $95,000,000
Revenue Vehicle Program  12.12.00 $111,912,814 $106,547,237 $106,547,237 $106,547,237 $106,547,237 $538,101,764 $672,627,205
Signals/Systems Upgrade Program  12.63.01 $16,780,660 $39,114,766 $39,114,766 $39,114,766 $39,114,766 $173,239,722 $216,549,653
Stations and Facilities Program  12.34.00 $20,217,716 $40,820,907 $40,820,907 $40,820,907 $40,820,907 $183,501,344 $229,376,680
Preventive Maintenance 12.7A.00 $37,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $37,500,000 $46,875,000
       
5337   $236,571,519 $241,684,814 $241,684,814 $241,684,814 $241,684,814 $1,203,310,775 $1,504,138,468
Bridge & Tunnel Program   12.24.05 $24,143,068 $116,461,076 $116,461,076 $116,461,076 $116,461,076 $489,987,372 $612,484,215
Revenue Vehicle Program  12.12.00 $0 $41,419,590 $41,419,590 $41,419,590 $41,419,590 $165,678,358 $207,097,948
Signals/Systems Upgrade Program  12.63.01 $62,621,955 $20,166,816 $20,166,816 $20,166,816 $20,166,816 $143,289,218 $179,111,523
Stations and Facilities Program  12.34.00 $43,943,996 $63,637,332 $63,637,332 $63,637,332 $63,637,332 $298,493,326 $373,116,657
Preventive Maintenance 12.7A.00 $105,862,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $105,862,500 $132,328,125
       
5339   $6,261,816 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $31,929,448 $39,911,811
Bus Program  11.14.00 $6,261,816 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $6,416,908 $31,929,448 $39,911,811
                 
FFY25-29 FTA Formula Funding   $440,444,525 $450,784,632 $450,784,632 $450,784,632 $450,784,632 $2,243,583,053 $2,804,478,816
                 
Other Federal   $285,385,333 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $935,385,333 $944,835,333
RRIF Financing - PTC/ATC/Fiber 12.63.01 $100,085,333 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100,085,333 $100,085,333
RRIF/TIFIA Financing Program (Potential) 12.24.05 $147,500,000 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $162,500,000 $797,500,000 $797,500,000
Columbus Ave. Bus Lane Ph. II (CMAQ) 11.23.01 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000,000 $7,500,000
Jackson Sq. Station Access Impr. (CMAQ) 12.34.02 $17,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,000,000 $21,250,000
Rail Transformation - Early Action CMAQ) 12.24.03 $4,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,800,000 $6,000,000
Central Station Accessibility Project 12.33.02 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
Nubian Square Bus Circulation Improv. 12.33.01 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
Pedal & Park System Modernization 12.43.42 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000,000 $2,500,000
       
FFY25-29 Total Federal Funding   $725,829,858 $613,284,632 $613,284,632 $613,284,632 $613,284,632 $3,178,968,386 $3,749,314,149
Note:
FTA formula funds (5307, 5337 and 5339) are based on estimated apportionments for FFY25-29.  
TIP programs and projects are based on the draft FY25-29 CIP and planned federal obligations as of Apr-24.  Adjustments may be made to federal projects and budgets as the FY25-29 CIP is finalized. 
The Activity Line Item (ALI) codes are preliminary only and generally reflect the bulk of the TIP program. Within a program there may be several different ALI codes used. 
RRIF loan funding for the PTC/ATC/Fiber Resiliency project is based on the currently planned drawdown schedule and is subject to change.
RRIF/TIFIA financing program funding is an initial estimate and will be refined as projects are identified and loans are finalized with the Build America Bureau.

 

 

 

Table 3-9
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Transit Table (MBTA Federal Capital Program – Project List and Descriptions [80% Federal Share])

 

Funds TIP Program CIP ID# Project Name FFY 2024 FFY 2025-2029 Total (Federal) Project Description
FTA Formula Funds (5307, 5337, 5339)
5307 - Bridge and Tunnel
5307 Bridge and Tunnel P0014 Merrimack River Bridge $0 $800,000 $800,000 Rehabilitation, strengthening, and painting of the superstructure of the Merrimack River and Washington Street Bridges. Includes repairs to stone piers, substructure, scour countermeasures, and replacement of bearings.
5307 Bridge and Tunnel P1107 Bridge Program Pipeline - Rehabilitation, Repair and Replacement $0 $75,200,000 $75,200,000 This program uses information provided through the bridge inspection and load rating program to design and construct prioritized bridge rehabilitation, repair, or replacement projects. 
$0 $76,000,000 $76,000,000
5307 - Revenue Vehicles
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0369 Green Line Type 10 Vehicle Replacement Program $20,117,766 $327,554,314 $347,672,080 Procurement of 102 new fully-accessible light rail vehicles and related infrastructure improvements to replace the existing Type 7 and Type 8 fleets, with additional optional cars available in the contract to support increased system capacity.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0618 Procurement of 40ft Enhanced Electric Hybrid Buses $0 $109,093,636 $109,093,636 Procurement of 460 40ft Enhanced Electric Hybrid (EEH) buses to replace 310 40ft diesel buses purchased in 2006-2008 and support more reliable, efficient, and sustainable operations. Includes vehicle testing, warranty, and inspection.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0649 Option Order Procurement of New Flyer Hybrid 40ft Buses $239,140 $0 $239,140 Procurement of 194 40ft buses with hybrid propulsion to replace an aging fleet and improve fuel economy.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0652 Procurement of 100 Bi-Level Commuter Rail Coaches $0 $35,076,265 $35,076,265 Procurement of 100 Bi-Level Commuter Rail coaches to replace aging single-level coaches, expand capacity from 120 to 180 passengers per coach, reduce number of coaches required, and mitigate operational bottlenecks.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0860 Hybrid Bus Overhaul (New Flyer XDE40 - SR 1881) $0 $1,440,000 $1,440,000 Midlife overhaul of major systems and components (e.g., engine, battery upgrade, drive unit, cooling systems, axles, brakes) of 60 40ft BAE hybrid buses to ensure reliable and safe operations and to meet FTA service life requirements.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P0911 Hybrid Bus Overhaul (New Flyer XDE40 - SR1983) $16,598,573 $36,617,549 $53,216,122 Midlife overhaul of major systems and components of 156 40ft hybrid buses to ensure reliable and safe operations that meet FTA requirements. Also includes condition assessment activities for 175 40ft CNG buses, and 45 60ft hybrid buses. 
5307 Revenue Vehicles P1154 CNG Bus Overhaul (New Flyer XN40 - SR 1982) $28,000,000 $0 $28,000,000 Planning for the midlife overhaul of 175 40-foot New Flyer CNG buses delivered 2016 to 2017. These buses require overhaul of major systems and components to ensure continued reliable and safe operations and to meet FTA service life requirements.
5307 Revenue Vehicles P1162 Reliability Centered Maintenance - Blue, Orange and Red Line $0 $28,320,000 $28,320,000 Improvements to trucks, brakes, motors, current collectors, propulsion, and auxiliary fuses on the Blue Line and improvements to propulsion, brakes, HVAC, and doors on the Red and Orange Lines.
$64,955,479 $538,101,764 $603,057,243
5307 - Signals and Systems
5307 Signals and Systems P0285 Signal Program - Red/Orange Line $0 $71,578,427 $71,578,427 Replacement and upgrade of signal equipment on the Red and Orange Lines. Includes renewal of track circuit modules using latest digital audio frequency technology and replacement of wayside equipment.
5307 Signals and Systems P0857 Mattapan HSL Transformation $0 $69,861,295 $69,861,295 State of good repair and accessibility improvements, power upgrades, and other infrastructure investments on the Mattapan Line. 
5307 Signals and Systems P0912 Systemwide Tunnel Flood Mitigation Program $0 $5,600,000 $5,600,000 Planning, training, and infrastructure improvements to make the tunnel network more resilient to flooding exposures due to storm surge, precipitation, and sea level rise.
5307 Signals and Systems P1210 PILC-EPR Medium Voltage Cable Replacement Program $0 $11,800,000 $11,800,000 Replacement of medium voltage AC cables that are beyond their useful life between traction power substations to maintain a state of good repair and reduce lead exposure risk to employees.
5307 Signals and Systems P1212 Systemwide 15kV Feeder and Duct Bank Replacement $0 $7,200,000 $7,200,000 Design and systemwide replacement of cables with Paper Insulated Lead Covered (PILC) feeders with new cables containing Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) feeders to increase employee safety and power system resiliency. 
5307 Signals and Systems P1213 Systemwide SCADA Equipment Upgrade $0 $7,200,000 $7,200,000 Equipment and fiber optic network upgrades to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that controls critical power infrastructure. Upgrades incl. a new master terminal, programmable logic controllers, and remote terminal units.  
5307 Signals and Systems P1255 Track Improvement Plan - Green and Blue Lines                $20,775,823 $0 $20,775,823 Implementation of the MBTA Track Improvement Plan to remove speed restrictions on the Green and Blue Lines.
5307 Signals and Systems P1263 Track Improvement Program - Red Line $147,976,778 $0 $147,976,778 Implementation of the MBTA Track Improvement Plan to remove speed restrictions on the Red Line.
$168,752,601 $173,239,722 $341,992,323
5307 - Stations and Facilities
5307 Stations and Facilities P0066a Quincy Adams Accessibility Improvements $126,633 $0 $126,633 Replacement of three existing elevators and addition of new elevator at Quincy Adams, according to ADA/BCIL requirements. Also includes upgrades to mechanical, communication, and safety systems, as well as wayfinding signage.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0066e Harvard/Central Elevator $400,000 $0 $400,000 Replacement of existing station elevator No. 821 at Harvard Square and No. 861 at Central Square on the Red Line, per ADA/BCIL requirements. Also includes replacement of central escalator No. 360.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0066g Downtown Crossing Elevator Phase 1 $72,000 $0 $72,000 Installation of two new elevators at Downtown Crossing to meet ADA and BCIL requirements. Includes exit gate improvements, creation of ‘points of safety’ with fire/smoke rated wall and door assemblies, and a new fire alarm system.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0075 Elevator Program Multiple Location Design $6,632,106 $20,636,654 $27,268,761 Design and some construction work for the replacement of elevators and/or addition of new, redundant elevators and related wayfinding amenities at transit stations.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0104 Charlestown Bus - Seawall Rehabilitation $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000 Stabilization of the Mystic River shoreline and replacement of existing seawall to protect Charlestown Bus Facility from flooding. Includes a collaboration with Massachusetts DCR to build a multi-use public path along the seawall.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0165 Harvard Square Busway Repairs $993,026 $0 $993,026 Rehabilitation of roadway, lighting, signage, drainage, and catenary systems in the Harvard busway and accessibility upgrades to ensure near level boarding for the 71 and 73 buses. 
5307 Stations and Facilities P0671a Quincy Bus Facility Modernization $52,521,372 $42,528,597 $95,049,968 Relocation and replacement of the Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility. The new, modernized facility will expand capacity and includes the infrastructure necessary to support the MBTA's first battery-electric bus (BEB) fleet.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0671b Arborway Bus Facility - Design Funding $0 $22,320,000 $22,320,000 Design funding to support the construction of a new Arborway bus facility to accommodate battery electric bus (BEB) infrastructure and bus electrification.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0671c North Cambridge Bus Facility Retrofit $30,928,812 $0 $30,928,812 Renovation of North Cambridge facility to support conversion to battery electric bus (BEB) fleets and bus electrification.
5307 Stations and Facilities P0912a Airport Tunnel Portal Flood Protection $0 $16,398,322 $16,398,322 Addition of floodgates and large steel doors to the entrance of the Blue Line tunnel at the tunnel's Airport Portal to prevent flooding. Includes updates to pump rooms and traction power systems. 
5307 Stations and Facilities P0912b Systemwide Pump Room Upgrades $0 $1,920,000 $1,920,000 Design phase funding for state of good repair improvements to rapid transit and Silver Line tunnel pump rooms, including state of good repair and SCADA upgrades.
5307 Stations and Facilities P1011 Green Line Extension Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modifications & Upgrades $0 $9,943,729 $9,943,729 Design and installation of a new hoist at the Green Line Extension (GLX) Vehicle Maintenance Facility to accommodate the future Type 10 fleet.
5307 Stations and Facilities P1103 Reservoir Yard and Non-Revenue Track Optimization and Reconfiguration $0 $24,424,868 $24,424,868 Reconfiguration of various track elements at Reservoir, including the lower west yard, East/West Wye, Chestnut Hill Avenue connection, B-branch connection, and non-revenue track around Cleveland Circle.
5307 Stations and Facilities P1216 Everett Building 2 Floor Repairs $0 $15,031,457 $15,031,457 Repairs to the heavily deteriorated structure on the first floor of Everett's Building 2 facility that supports heavy rail service.
5307 Stations and Facilities P1225 Systemwide Escalator and Elevator Replacement Program $0 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 Replacement of escalators and elevators systemwide that are in poor condition, have limited parts available, and require replacement as identified in the MBTA's 20-Year Vertical Transportation Capital Plan.
5307 Stations and Facilities P1232 Green Line D Branch Enhanced Accessibility Improvements $0 $18,297,716 $18,297,716 Accessibility improvements on the Green Line D Branch to improve existing station entrances and increase accessibility.
$93,673,949 $183,501,344 $277,175,293
5307 - Preventive Maintenance
5307 Preventive Maintenance N/A Preventive Maintenance $12,500,000 $37,500,000 $50,000,000 Preventive maintenance activities eligible for FTA reimbursement.
$12,500,000 $37,500,000 $50,000,000
5337 - Bridge and Tunnel
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0006 Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement $2,028,934 $0 $2,028,934 Replacement of Gloucester Drawbridge on the Rockport Line. The new bridge will consist of a moveable bascule span with two independent barrels, two spans of precast concrete box beams, a new steel superstructure, and a new micro-pile abutment.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0008 Emergency Bridge Design / Inspection & Rating $1,796,261 $0 $1,796,261 Funding to support as-needed emergency design, inspection, and rating of bridges.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0009 Bridges - Design $4,479,231 $4,333,605 $8,812,836 Design funding to support the repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of bridges across the system. 
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0018 North Station Draw 1 Bridge Replacement $40,247,016 $409,290,315 $449,537,332 Replacement of North Station Draw 1 bridge structures and control tower. Includes construction of three new vertical lift bridges, and extension of existing station platform to accommodate track 11 and 12.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0495 Bridge Bundling Contract $20,800,000 $0 $20,800,000 Replacement of six Commuter Rail bridges at Intervale Rd. in Weston; Bacon St. in Wellesley; High Line Bridge in Somerville; Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose; Parker St. in Lawrence; and Commercial St. in Lynn.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0551 Longfellow Approach $0 $41,902,447 $41,902,447 Rehabilitation of Longfellow Approach viaduct, Span 1 of the Longfellow Bridge, and station platforms at Charles/MGH Station. Includes new track, power, communication and signal systems, and additional emergency egress and redundant elevators.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0552 Dorchester Avenue Bridge $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000 Replacement of Dorchester Avenue Bridge and installation of a new tunnel roof beneath the bridge.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0627 Systemwide Bridge Inspection and Rating $17,285,716 $18,461,005 $35,746,721 Program to support in-depth inspection and load rating of MBTA-owned bridges at regular intervals. Load ratings are used to establish a systemwide priority list of bridge repairs, rehabilitation, and replacement.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0892 Saugus Drawbridge Replacement $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000 Design of Saugus Drawbridge replacement on the Newburyport/Rockport Line. The new bridge would include a widened approach embankment, a new control house, signal upgrades, and relocation of submerged utilities.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P0907 East Street Bridge Replacement (Dedham) $16,000,000 $0 $16,000,000 Replacement of East Street bridge carrying the Franklin Line in Dedham. The new bridge will feature improved vertical and horizontal clearance, improved roadway features, and improved pedestrian and vehicle access to East Street.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P1107 Bridge Program Pipeline - Rehabilitation, Repair and Replacement $16,000,000 $0 $16,000,000 This program uses information provided through the bridge inspection and load rating program to design and construct prioritized bridge rehabilitation, repair, or replacement projects. 
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P1115 South Elm Street Bridge Replacement $4,095,886 $0 $4,095,886 Replacement of South Elm Street bridge on the Haverhill Line serving Commuter Rail, Downeaster, and Pan Am freight trains.
5337 Bridge and Tunnel P1116 Systemwide Culvert Inspection and Load Rating $0 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 Inventory, inspection, and load rating of the MBTA's approx. 1,300 culverts supporting in-service structures systemwide. The scope of work includes an initial inspection to establish baseline condition, followed by inspection every five years.   
5337 Bridge and Tunnel R0074 Tunnel Inspection Systemwide $5,243,025 $6,000,000 $11,243,025 Ongoing inspection and rating of Red Line, Orange Line, Green Line, and Blue Line tunnels. 
$143,976,069 $489,987,372 $633,963,441
5337 - Revenue Vehicles
5337 Revenue Vehicles P0239 F40 Commuter Rail Locomotive Overhaul $35,391,580 $0 $35,391,580 Overhaul of 37 F40 Commuter Rail locomotives to improve reliability and reduce risk of unplanned maintenance.
5337 Revenue Vehicles P0370 Green Line Train Protection $0 $25,221,545 $25,221,545 Procurement and installation of on-board and wayside equipment for a train protection and information system on the Green Line to mitigate red signal violations, train-to-train collisions, derailments, and intrusions into work zones.
5337 Revenue Vehicles P0918 Rail Transformation - Future Rolling Stock $0 $40,000,000 $40,000,000 Planning funds to support future procurement of 25 electrified or decarbonized Commuter Rail rolling stock to replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet and support rail electrification.
5337 Revenue Vehicles P0927 Rolling Stock - Locomotive and Coach State of Good Repair and Resiliency $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000 Program to upgrade system reliability, correct deficiencies, standardize procedures, and increase equipment availability for Commuter Rail rolling stock through vehicle procurement, testing, service life enhancement, and overhauls.
5337 Revenue Vehicles P1173 HSP46 Locomotive Overhaul $0 $100,456,813 $100,456,813 Midlife overhaul of 40 HSP46 Locomotives to improve reliability and reduce risk of unplanned maintenance.
$41,391,580 $165,678,358 $207,069,938
5337 - Signals and Systems
5337 Signals and Systems P1315 Fairmount Line Infrastructure for Decarbonized Service $0 $47,948,800 $47,948,800 Delivery of infrastructure necessary to operate decarbonized service every 20 minutes on the Fairmount line.
5337 Signals and Systems P0146 SCADA Upgrades $1,600,000 $0 $1,600,000 Upgrades to the Power Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communication network from leased lines to the Security Wide Area Network (SWAN) to provide high-speed ethernet connection at  24 traction power substations and unit substations.
5337 Signals and Systems P0261 Worcester Line Track and Station Accessibility Improvements $0 $25,885,742 $25,885,742 New third track and realignment of existing tracks on the Framingham and Worcester Commuter Rail lines between Weston and Framingham. Includes upgrades to Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, Wellesley Square, and West Natick Stations.
5337 Signals and Systems P0283 Green Line Central Tunnel Signal - 25 Cycle $3,840,000 $0 $3,840,000 Replacement of 25Hz track circuits with 100Hz track circuits in the Green Line central tunnel. Includes replacement of track circuit cable, trough, messenger, cases, relays, rectifiers, and signal power equipment.
5337 Signals and Systems P0301 Systemwide Radio $73,952,935 $39,033,557 $112,986,492 Upgrade of the MBTA’s existing two-way radio system used by MBTA Transit Police and operations personnel. This project includes mobile radios for heavy rail, light rail, and bus vehicles.
5337 Signals and Systems P0591 Green Line Central Tunnel Track and Signal Replacement $0 $4,317,546 $4,317,546 Rehabilitation and upgrades to signal and track infrastructure within the Green Line Central Tunnel. Includes central instrumentation houses and signal, track, and power systems at Copley, Park Street, and Government Center.
5337 Signals and Systems P0904 Systemwide Asset Management Program Phase 3 $7,600,000 $0 $7,600,000 Continuation of implementing the Asset Management Program in accordance with FTA requirements. Includes professional services, audit, inventory, condition assessments, updates to the National Transit Database, and Transit Asset Management Plan.
5337 Signals and Systems P1104 Traction Power Substation Replacement $5,760,000 $4,000,000 $9,760,000 Complete replacement of electrical systems and strucural, mechanical, and plumbing improvements at aging traction power substations (TPSS). This scope also includes a TPSS Design Guide to standardize future improvements.
5337 Signals and Systems P1132 Ashmont Branch Track Replacement $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000 Design and construction for partial reconstruction of track and track support systems on the Ashmont Branch of the Red Line.
5337 Signals and Systems P1139 Asset Management Program $23,013,222 $22,103,573 $45,116,794 Implementation of the MBTA Asset Management Program in accordance with FTA requirements, includeing asset inventory and condition assessments, updates to the National Transit Database and the Transit Asset Management Plan, and EAMS implementation.
5337 Signals and Systems P1260 Track Improvement Program – Orange Line                                                    $71,975,633 $0 $71,975,633 Implementation of the MBTA Track Improvement Plan to remove speed restrictions on the Orange Line.
$191,741,790 $143,289,218 $335,031,008
5337 - Stations and Facilities
5337 Stations and Facilities P0003 Green Line B Branch Consolidation $295,716 $0 $295,716 Consolidation of four Green Line B-Branch stops into two new, fully accessible stations: Babcock Street and Amory Street. Features include accessible boarding and exits, security and lighting upgrades, and longer platforms to accommodate Type 10s.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0066 Elevator Program $1,485,474 $0 $1,485,474 Design and construction funding for elevator improvements on the rapid transit system. Individual elevator projects are separated into unique projects once construction stage is reached.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0074 Downtown Crossing Vertical Transportation Improvements Phase 2 $62,208,880 $0 $62,208,880 Design and construction of 3 new elevators to provide vertical transfers from the Red Line northbound to the Orange Line southbound platform, and from the Orange Line northbound to the Red Line southbound platform at Downtown Crossing.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0076 Oak Grove Station Vertical Transportation Improvements $800,000 $0 $800,000 Accessibility upgrades at Oak Grove station, including three elevators, replacement of one existing elevator, sidewalk repairs, and wayfinding and station-brightening improvements.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0087 Braintree and Quincy Adams Garage Rehabilitation $11,576,003 $0 $11,576,003 Full rehabilitation of the Red Line’s Braintree Station and Quincy Adams Station parking garages to extend the operable service life of each facility by forty years.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0129 Newton Highlands Green Line Station Accessibility Project $0 $53,746,443 $53,746,443 Accessibility improvements at Newton Highlands Station on the Green Line D Branch, including three ramps covered with canopies, raised platforms, one at-grade pedestrian crossing, site lighting, new platform shelters, and covered bike racks.  
5337 Stations and Facilities P0163 Forest Hills Improvement Project $26,089,764 $0 $26,089,764 Accessibility and state of good repair improvements at Forest Hills Station. Includes elevator replacement, new elevator/stair tower to connect upper and lower busway, accessibility upgrades, station brightening, wayfinding, and platform repairs. 
5337 Stations and Facilities P0168 Symphony Station Improvements $0 $0 $0 Upgrade Symphony Station to a modern and fully accessible passenger facility. Includes construction of four new elevators, raised platforms, accessible restrooms, installation of egress stairs, and upgraded fire alarm systems.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0169 Wollaston Station / Quincy Center Garage Demolition $2,535,477 $0 $2,535,477 Complete modernization of Wollaston Station, demolition of the top 3 levels of the Quincy Center parking garage, replacement of one elevator at Quincy Center, and construction of an accessible walkway from Burgin Parkway to Quincy Center Station.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0174 Natick Center Station Accessibility Project $6,047,999 $0 $6,047,999 Reconstruction and modernization of Natick Center Station, including new fully accessible high-level side platforms,elevators, ramps, stairs, lighting, wayfinding, streetscape, upgraded tracks, and connection to the Cochituate Rail Trail.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0179 Winchester Center Station $10,264,133 $0 $10,264,133 Reconstruction and modernization of Winchester Center Station including new fully accessible high-level side platforms,  elevators, ramps, stairs, lighting, signage and wayfinding, streetscape improvements, and upgraded track infrastructure.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0395 Worcester Union Station Accessibility and Infrastructure Improvements $2,841,410 $0 $2,841,410 Includes high-level center platform with elevators, ramps, and stairs; replacement and realignment of station tracks; and construction of a new rail crossover to improve accessibility, operations, and service capacity at Worcester Union Station.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0631b Blue Line Communications Rooms Improvements $0 $16,374,165 $16,374,165 Rehabilitation of communications rooms along the Blue Line to bring them into a state of good repair and support the implementation of Fare Transformation.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0679 Codman Yard Expansion and Improvements $0 $39,009,110 $39,009,110 Improvements to Codman Yard, including in-kind replacement of existing infrastructure and the expansion of storage capacity to support the new Red Line trains.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0856 Ruggles Station Improvements Phase 2 $99,625,355 $0 $99,625,355 Continuation of Ruggles Station Improvements to address accessibility, code-compliance, and state-of-good repair issues. Includes repair, reconstruction, and improvements to platforms, entrances, stairs, elevators, ramps, restrooms, and wayfinding.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0923 E Branch Accessibility & Capacity Improvements $0 $68,752,659 $68,752,659 Improvements to surface track and stations on the E branch of the Green Line, extending from the Northeastern Station portal to Heath Street Station.
5337 Stations and Facilities P0924 B Branch Accessibility & Capacity Improvements $0 $56,550,959 $56,550,959 Track realignments, accessibility improvements, potential consolidation, and station and traction power upgrades along the Green Line B branch between Blandford St. and Warren St. Stations.
5337 Stations and Facilities P1010 Riverside Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modifications & Upgrades $0 $38,592,184 $38,592,184 Upgrades to existing hoists, pits, and mezzanines at the Riverside Vehicle Maintenance Facility to accommodate the future Type 10 fleet. 
5337 Stations and Facilities P1025 Lynn Station Parking Garage Deconstruction  $13,470,767 $4,879,470 $18,350,236 Decommissioning of the closed Lynn Station parking garage. 
5337 Stations and Facilities P1101 Lake Street Complex Demolition and Reconfiguration $0 $4,989,028 $4,989,028 Demolition of the Lake Street facility and reconfiguration into an expanded yard. The site will be designed to maximize train storage, streamline yard operations, and eliminate a sharp curve in anticipation of the larger Type 10 light rail fleet.
5337 Stations and Facilities P1171 Billerica MOW Repair and Storage Facility $0 $7,948,908 $7,948,908 Funds to design and construct a new, fully accessible Commuter Rail maintenance facility, storage yards, and tracks in Billerica, with eight service bays, wash bay, overhead bridge crane, office space, and employee amenities.
5337 Stations and Facilities P1222 Codman Yard Storage and Office Facility $0 $7,650,400 $7,650,400 Establishment of a dedicated storage and office facility at the Codman Yard to house staff and to store, repair, and maintain critical equipment. 
5337 Stations and Facilities R0069 Park Street Station Wayfinding Improvements $1,610,880 $0 $1,610,880 Various improvements to lighting, CCTV placement, wayfinding and illuminated exit signage, Braille signage, floor finishes, benches, and 24 staircases at Park Street. Includes artwork restoration and reopening of Tremont Street's Temple Place stairs.
5337 Stations and Facilities R0071 Lynn Station and Parking Garage Improvements Phase II $2,581,808 $0 $2,581,808 Design funding for new elevators, stairs, platform, canopy, and architectural improvements to the station and the intent to acquire and demolish structures under station's viaduct. Existing parking garage will also be replaced by surface parking.
$241,433,664 $298,493,326 $539,926,990
5337 - Preventive Maintenance
5337 Preventive Maintenance N/A Preventive Maintenance $35,287,500 $105,862,500 $141,150,000 Preventive maintenance activities eligible for FTA reimbursement.
$35,287,500 $105,862,500 $141,150,000
5339 - Bus Program
5339 Bus Program P0911 Hybrid Bus Overhaul (New Flyer XDE40 - SR1983) $0 $28,667,507 $28,667,507 Midlife overhaul of major systems and components of 156 40ft hybrid buses to ensure reliable and safe operations that meet FTA requirements. Also includes condition assessment activities for 175 40ft CNG buses, and 45 60ft hybrid buses. 
5339 Bus Program P1154 CNG Bus Overhaul (New Flyer XN40 - SR 1982) $12,116,517 $3,261,941 $15,378,458 Planning for the midlife overhaul of 175 40-foot New Flyer CNG buses delivered 2016 to 2017. These buses require overhaul of major systems and components to ensure continued reliable and safe operations and to meet FTA service life requirements.
$12,116,517 $31,929,448 $44,045,965
Note: Project descriptions and dollar amounts are preliminary only and are provided for informational purposes.  In many cases, the scopes of work and project budgets will become more fully developed as the design process proceeds and is completed.  The MBTA may also opt to fund a project from a different FTA funding source based on the timing of projects and the availability of FTA funds.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing Program
Projects Potentially Funded by Federal RRIF/TIFIA Loans
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0671a Quincy Bus Facility Modernization Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Relocation and replacement of the Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility. The new, modernized facility will expand capacity and includes the infrastructure necessary to support the MBTA's first battery-electric bus (BEB) fleet.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0952 Widett Layover and Maintenance Facility Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Preliminary design for a Commuter Rail layover facility at Widett Circle in South Boston.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0018 North Station Draw 1 Bridge Replacement Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Replacement of North Station Draw 1 bridge structures and control tower. Includes construction of three new vertical lift bridges, and extension of existing station platform to accommodate track 11 and 12.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0170 Newton Commuter Rail Stations Design Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Design of a fully accessible Commuter Rail station in Newton with 400' platform and the potential for either a double-sided or center-running high-level platform.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0178 South Attleboro Station Improvements Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Design for the construction of a new South Attleboro station, to include 800-ft. high-level platforms, three elevators, platform access ramps, a bus bay, egress to Newport Ave., additional parking, improved vehicular circulation, updated lighting.
RRIF/TIFIA Financing   P0863 South-Side Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility Potential RRIF/TIFIA loan - amount and timing to be determined Assessment and design for a new Commuter Rail maintenance and layover facility at Readville. Includes design for future construction of multiple maintenance bays within Yard 1 and Upper Yard 2. 
 
Note: The MBTA is exploring the use of federal loans through the Build America Bureau to finance certain capital projects at a lower interest rate than traditional tax-exempt bonds.  This includes loans under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) programs.  The projects listed above are being considered for this program, subject to the approval of funding through the CIP process.   Additional project and funding information will be provided through a future TIP/Amendment if federal grant funds or loans are utilized.

 

 

 

Table 3-10
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Transit Table (MWRTA)

STIP: 2025 - 2029 (D)
Year Project Number Program Project Description Funding Source Total Project Cost Total Programmed Funds Federal Funds State Funds
Federal Fiscal Year 2025 $16,066,000 $12,472,000 $3,594,000
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority $16,066,000 $12,472,000 $3,594,000
2025 MWRTA011699 RTA Fleet Upgrades 5307 FORMULA- ACQUIRE REVENUE VEHICLE- TROLLEY CNG QTY 4 5307 $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000  
2025 MWRTA011699 RTA Fleet Upgrades 5307 FORMULA- ACQUIRE REVENUE VEHICLE- TROLLEY CNG QTY 4 RTACAP $1,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2025 MWRTA011700 RTA Fleet Upgrades METROWEST RTA  5307 CARBON REDUCTION- ACQUIRE EV REVENUE TROLLEY 5307CR $1,250,000 $1,250,000 $1,250,000  
2025 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DOF $15,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000  
2025 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DRTACAP $15,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2025 MWRTA011709 RTA Fleet Upgrades METROWEST RTA- ACQUIRE HEAVY DUTY CNG 29FT TRANSIT BUS 5307 $1,980,000 $1,584,000 $1,584,000  
2025 MWRTA011709 RTA Fleet Upgrades METROWEST RTA- ACQUIRE HEAVY DUTY CNG 29FT TRANSIT BUS RTACAP $1,980,000 $396,000   $396,000
2025 MWRTA011814 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - Procurement of 3 29 Foot Buses 5307 $2,376,000 $1,980,000 $1,980,000  
2025 MWRTA011814 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - Procurement of 3 29 Foot Buses TDC $2,376,000 $396,000   $396,000
2025 MWRTA011815 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest RTA - Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative 5307 $3,000,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000  
2025 MWRTA011815 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest RTA - Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative TDC $3,000,000 $350,000   $350,000
2025 RTD0011109 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 5307 $300,000 $240,000 $240,000  
2025 RTD0011109 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES RTACAP $300,000 $60,000   $60,000
2025 RTD0011110 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH 5307 $300,000 $150,000 $150,000  
2025 RTD0011110 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH RTACAP $300,000 $150,000   $150,000
2025 RTD0011111 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN 5307 $700,000 $560,000 $560,000  
2025 RTD0011111 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN RTACAP $700,000 $140,000   $140,000
2025 RTD0011121 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station (FCRS) 5307 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000  
2025 RTD0011121 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station (FCRS) RTACAP $10,000 $2,000   $2,000
2025 RTD0011124 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 5307 FORMULA 2025 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS - DISCRETIONARY 5307 $500,000 $250,000 $250,000  
2025 RTD0011124 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 5307 FORMULA 2025 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS - DISCRETIONARY DRTACAP $500,000 $250,000   $250,000
2025 RTD0011134 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT BLANDIN & FCRS HUBS - 5307 5307 $500,000 $200,000 $200,000  
2025 RTD0011134 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT BLANDIN & FCRS HUBS - 5307 RTACAP $500,000 $50,000   $50,000
2025 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5307 $4,000,000 $113,172 $113,172  
2025 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5339 $4,000,000 $286,828 $286,828  
2025 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG RTACAP $4,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2025 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 5307 $10,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000  
2025 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV SCA $10,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
Federal Fiscal Year 2026 $20,483,436 $15,786,748 $4,696,688
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority $20,483,436 $15,786,748 $4,696,688
2026 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DOF $15,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000  
2026 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DRTACAP $15,000,000 $2,000,000   $2,000,000
2026 MWRTA011707 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY 5339 BACK ENTRANCE PROJECT BLANDIN 5339D $7,000,000 $2,800,000 $2,800,000  
2026 MWRTA011707 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY 5339 BACK ENTRANCE PROJECT BLANDIN DRTACAP $7,000,000 $700,000   $700,000
2026 MWRTA011815 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest RTA - Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative 5307 $3,000,000 $750,000 $750,000  
2026 MWRTA011815 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest RTA - Blandin Hub Equitable Redesign Initiative TDC $3,000,000 $150,000   $150,000
2026 RTD0011117 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN 5307 $700,000 $560,000 $560,000  
2026 RTD0011117 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN RTACAP $700,000 $140,000   $140,000
2026 RTD0011118 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH 5307 $300,000 $150,000 $150,000  
2026 RTD0011118 RTA Facility & System Modernization MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH RTACAP $300,000 $150,000   $150,000
2026 RTD0011119 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 5307 $450,000 $360,000 $360,000  
2026 RTD0011119 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES RTACAP $450,000 $90,000   $90,000
2026 RTD0011120 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station 5307 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000  
2026 RTD0011120 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station RTACAP $10,000 $2,000   $2,000
2026 RTD0011125 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2026 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS 5339 $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000  
2026 RTD0011125 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2026 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS RTACAP $1,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2026 RTD0011134 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT BLANDIN & FCRS HUBS - 5307 5307 $500,000 $200,000 $200,000  
2026 RTD0011134 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT BLANDIN & FCRS HUBS - 5307 RTACAP $500,000 $50,000   $50,000
2026 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5307 $4,000,000 $400,000 $400,000  
2026 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG RTACAP $4,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2026 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG 5339D $2,293,744 $458,748 $458,748  
2026 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG RTACAP $2,293,744 $114,688   $114,688
2026 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 5307 $10,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000  
2026 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV SCA $10,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
Federal Fiscal Year 2027 $15,505,353 $11,610,537 $3,894,816
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority $15,505,353 $11,610,537 $3,894,816
2027 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DOF $15,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000  
2027 MWRTA011701 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY SMART EV SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DRTACAP $15,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2027 MWRTA011707 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY 5339 BACK ENTRANCE PROJECT BLANDIN 5339D $7,000,000 $2,800,000 $2,800,000  
2027 MWRTA011707 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- DISCRETIONARY 5339 BACK ENTRANCE PROJECT BLANDIN DRTACAP $7,000,000 $700,000   $700,000
2027 MWRTA011708 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE HYDROGEN DEPLOYMENT RTACAP $1,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2027 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5307 $4,000,000 $400,000 $400,000  
2027 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG RTACAP $4,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2027 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG 5339D $2,293,744 $458,748 $458,748  
2027 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG RTACAP $2,293,744 $114,688   $114,688
2027 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 5307 $10,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000  
2027 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV SCA $10,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2027 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN 5307 $2,600,000 $960,000 $960,000  
2027 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN RTACAP $2,600,000 $240,000   $240,000
2027 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH 5307 $900,000 $150,000 $150,000  
2027 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH RTACAP $900,000 $150,000   $150,000
2027 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 5307 $1,350,000 $360,000 $360,000  
2027 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES RTACAP $1,350,000 $90,000   $90,000
2027 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  5307 $30,000 $8,000 $8,000  
2027 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  RTACAP $30,000 $2,000   $2,000
2027 RTD0011200 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 COMPETITIVE REVENUE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - DISCRETIONARY 5339D $1,771,917 $1,653,789 $1,653,789  
2027 RTD0011200 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 COMPETITIVE REVENUE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - DISCRETIONARY DRTACAP $1,771,917 $118,128   $118,128
2027 RTD0011201 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - 2027 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS 5339D $1,800,000 $720,000 $720,000  
2027 RTD0011201 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - 2027 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS DRTACAP $1,800,000 $180,000   $180,000
2027 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles 5307 $3,000,000 $500,000 $500,000  
2027 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles RTACAP $3,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
Federal Fiscal Year 2028 $19,233,436 $16,756,748 $2,476,688
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority $19,233,436 $16,756,748 $2,476,688
2028 MWRTA011705 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA - PASSENGER TRANSFER STATION 5339D $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000  
2028 MWRTA011708 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE HYDROGEN DEPLOYMENT RTACAP $1,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
2028 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5307 $4,000,000 $400,000 $400,000  
2028 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG RTACAP $4,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2028 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG 5339D $2,293,744 $458,748 $458,748  
2028 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG RTACAP $2,293,744 $114,688   $114,688
2028 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 5307 $10,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000  
2028 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV SCA $10,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2028 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN 5307 $2,600,000 $560,000 $560,000  
2028 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN RTACAP $2,600,000 $140,000   $140,000
2028 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH 5307 $900,000 $150,000 $150,000  
2028 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH RTACAP $900,000 $150,000   $150,000
2028 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 5307 $1,350,000 $360,000 $360,000  
2028 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES RTACAP $1,350,000 $90,000   $90,000
2028 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  5307 $30,000 $8,000 $8,000  
2028 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  RTACAP $30,000 $2,000   $2,000
2028 RTD0011201 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - 2027 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS 5339D $1,800,000 $720,000 $720,000  
2028 RTD0011201 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - 2027 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) ADDTL ELECTRIFICATION COSTS DRTACAP $1,800,000 $180,000   $180,000
2028 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles 5307 $3,000,000 $500,000 $500,000  
2028 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles RTACAP $3,000,000 $500,000   $500,000
Federal Fiscal Year 2029 $35,833,436 $34,036,748 $1,796,688
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority $35,833,436 $34,036,748 $1,796,688
2029 MWRTA011706 RTA Facility & System Modernization METROWEST RTA- Hydrogen Fuel Generation and Dispensing Depot 5339D $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $30,000,000  
2029 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG 5307 $4,000,000 $400,000 $400,000  
2029 RTD0011137 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS 6 Type D with CNG RTACAP $4,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2029 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG 5339D $2,293,744 $458,748 $458,748  
2029 RTD0011138 RTA Vehicle Replacement MetroWest RTA - 5339 DISCRETIONARY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT - CUTAWAYS TYPE D CNG RTACAP $2,293,744 $114,688   $114,688
2029 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 5307 $10,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000  
2029 RTD0011195 Operating MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - OPERATING ASSISTANCE NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV SCA $10,000,000 $400,000   $400,000
2029 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN 5307 $2,600,000 $560,000 $560,000  
2029 RTD0011196 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - BLANDIN RTACAP $2,600,000 $140,000   $140,000
2029 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH 5307 $900,000 $150,000 $150,000  
2029 RTD0011197 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT/CAPITAL OUTREACH RTACAP $900,000 $150,000   $150,000
2029 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 5307 $1,350,000 $360,000 $360,000  
2029 RTD0011198 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest RTA - ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES RTACAP $1,350,000 $90,000   $90,000
2029 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  5307 $30,000 $8,000 $8,000  
2029 RTD0011199 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance MetroWest Regional Transit Authority - TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) - Framingham Commuter Rail Station  RTACAP $30,000 $2,000   $2,000
2029 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles 5307 $3,000,000 $500,000 $500,000  
2029 RTD0011267 RTA Fleet Upgrades MetroWest RTA - 2027 EV - Additional Electrification for Vehicles RTACAP $3,000,000 $500,000   $500,000

 

 

Table 3-11
FFYs 2025–29 TIP Transit Table (CATA)

STIP: 2025 - 2029 (D)
Year Project Number Program Project Description Funding Source Total Project Cost Total Programmed Funds Federal Funds State Funds Other Funds
Federal Fiscal Year 2025 $3,518,750 $750,000 $2,668,750 $100,000
Cape Ann Transportation Authority $3,518,750 $750,000 $2,668,750 $100,000
2025 CATA011692 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-repave admin/ops facility parking lot Previous FY24 Project #RTD0010587 5307 $480,000 $320,000 $320,000    
2025 CATA011692 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-repave admin/ops facility parking lot Previous FY24 Project #RTD0010587 RTACAP $480,000 $180,000   $180,000  
2025 CATA011694 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance Cape Ann TA-rehab/renovate of existing facility RTACAP $250,000 $250,000   $250,000  
2025 CATA011695 RTA Facility & System Modernization Cape Ann TA-APC, AVL  RTACAP $540,000 $180,000   $180,000  
2025 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance 5307 $356,250 $400,000 $400,000    
2025 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance LF $356,250 $100,000     $100,000
2025 RTD0010583 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -buy misc small capital RTACAP $15,000 $96,250   $96,250  
2025 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital 5307 $37,500 $30,000 $30,000    
2025 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital RTACAP $37,500 $70,000   $70,000  
2025 RTD0010591 RTA Vehicle Replacement CATA - -Revenue Vehicle Replacement. RTACAP $600,000 $1,800,000   $1,800,000  
2025 T00073 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-Rehab/Renovation Administration & Operations Facility RTACAP $30,000 $92,500   $92,500  
Federal Fiscal Year 2026 $3,280,000 $680,000 $2,500,000 $100,000
Cape Ann Transportation Authority $3,280,000 $680,000 $2,500,000 $100,000
2026 CATA011694 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance Cape Ann TA-rehab/renovate of existing facility 5307 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000    
2026 CATA011694 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance Cape Ann TA-rehab/renovate of existing facility RTACAP $250,000 $250,000   $250,000  
2026 CATA011695 RTA Facility & System Modernization Cape Ann TA-APC, AVL  RTACAP $540,000 $180,000   $180,000  
2026 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance 5307 $356,250 $400,000 $400,000    
2026 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance LF $356,250 $100,000     $100,000
2026 RTD0010583 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -buy misc small capital RTACAP $15,000 $100,000   $100,000  
2026 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital 5307 $37,500 $30,000 $30,000    
2026 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital RTACAP $37,500 $70,000   $70,000  
2026 RTD0010591 RTA Vehicle Replacement CATA - -Revenue Vehicle Replacement. RTACAP $600,000 $1,800,000   $1,800,000  
2026 T00073 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-Rehab/Renovation Administration & Operations Facility RTACAP $30,000 $100,000   $100,000  
Federal Fiscal Year 2027 $2,280,000 $430,000 $1,750,000 $100,000
Cape Ann Transportation Authority $2,280,000 $430,000 $1,750,000 $100,000
2027 CATA011695 RTA Facility & System Modernization Cape Ann TA-APC, AVL  RTACAP $540,000 $180,000   $180,000  
2027 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance 5307 $356,250 $400,000 $400,000    
2027 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance LF $356,250 $100,000     $100,000
2027 RTD0010583 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -buy misc small capital RTACAP $15,000 $100,000   $100,000  
2027 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital 5307 $37,500 $30,000 $30,000    
2027 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital RTACAP $37,500 $70,000   $70,000  
2027 RTD0010591 RTA Vehicle Replacement CATA - -Revenue Vehicle Replacement. RTACAP $600,000 $1,300,000   $1,300,000  
2027 T00073 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-Rehab/Renovation Administration & Operations Facility RTACAP $30,000 $100,000   $100,000  
Federal Fiscal Year 2028 $800,000 $430,000 $270,000 $100,000
Cape Ann Transportation Authority $800,000 $430,000 $270,000 $100,000
2028 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance 5307 $356,250 $400,000 $400,000    
2028 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance LF $356,250 $100,000     $100,000
2028 RTD0010583 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -buy misc small capital RTACAP $15,000 $100,000   $100,000  
2028 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital 5307 $37,500 $30,000 $30,000    
2028 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital RTACAP $37,500 $70,000   $70,000  
2028 T00073 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-Rehab/Renovation Administration & Operations Facility RTACAP $30,000 $100,000   $100,000  
Federal Fiscal Year 2029 $2,300,000 $1,630,000 $570,000 $100,000
Cape Ann Transportation Authority $2,300,000 $1,630,000 $570,000 $100,000
2029 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance 5307 $356,250 $400,000 $400,000    
2029 RTD0010579 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -Preventive Maintenance LF $356,250 $100,000     $100,000
2029 RTD0010583 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -buy misc small capital RTACAP $15,000 $100,000   $100,000  
2029 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital 5307 $37,500 $30,000 $30,000    
2029 RTD0010584 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA - -acquire shop equip/small capital RTACAP $37,500 $70,000   $70,000  
2029 RTD0010591 RTA Vehicle Replacement CATA - -Revenue Vehicle Replacement. DOF $600,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000    
2029 RTD0010591 RTA Vehicle Replacement CATA - -Revenue Vehicle Replacement. RTACAP $600,000 $300,000   $300,000  
2029 T00073 RTA Facility & Vehicle Maintenance CATA-Rehab/Renovation Administration & Operations Facility RTACAP $30,000 $100,000   $100,000  

 

DETAILED PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Field Definitions

Proponent: This field lists the primary advocate for each project, who is responsible for seeing the project through to completion.

 

ID Number: This number references the project’s identification number in MassDOT’s project-tracking system.

 

Project Type: This field provides the type of project programmed. For those projects programmed with Regional Target funds (projects listed in Section 1A of the TIP tables), the projects are categorized according to the MPO’s six investment programs (Bicycle and Pedestrian, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, Major Infrastructure, Community Connections, and Transit Modernization). For those projects programmed directly by MassDOT (projects listed in Sections 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3B), MassDOT’s STIP Program categories are applied.

 

Cost: This figure is the total project cost as programmed in the TIP across all fiscal years, including years outside of FFYs 2025–29.

 

Funding Source: The funding source indicates whether a project is funded using the MPO’s Regional Target funds or MassDOT’s statewide highway funds.

 

Scoring Summary: This table shows the number of points awarded to the project across each of the MPO’s project evaluation categories. MPO staff has not evaluated all projects in the TIP; staff only evaluates projects that are being considered for funding with the MPO’s Regional Target funds. The field definitions for the tables are as follows for all projects scored in the MPO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian, Complete Streets, Intersection Improvements, Major Infrastructure, and Transit Modernization investment programs:

 

Projects within the MPO’s Community Connections Program are scored using different categories, given the unique nature of this program. The field definitions for those tables are as follows:

 

As mentioned in Chapter 2, the MPO adopted a revised set of project selection criteria in October 2023. These new criteria were used to score new projects under consideration for funding using the MPO’s Regional Target funds for both the FFYs 2025–29 TIP cycle.  For this reason, the scoring criteria and point allocations vary based on when a project was evaluated for funding and programmed in the TIP. Point allocations are specified for each project, and some project pages feature additional information in this section to provide context for how projects were evaluated. Further details on all of the MPO’s project selection criteria are available in Appendix A.

 

Project Description: The description of the project is based, in part, on the written description of the project on MassDOT’s Project Information website. In some cases, these descriptions have been modified to clarify the details of the projects. Projects evaluated by the MPO tend to have more detailed descriptions, as more complete project documentation was provided to MPO staff for these projects.

 

Funding Summary: Funding tables are included for each project and show the following information:

 

For more information on all projects, please visit MassDOT’s Project Information website, https://hwy.massdot.state.ma.us/projectinfo/projectinfo.asp, the Boston Region MPO’s website, bostonmpo.org, or contact Ethan Lapointe, TIP Manager, at elapointe@ctps.org.

 

ACTON: INTERSECTION AND SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTES 2 AND 111 (MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE) AT PIPER ROAD AND TAYLOR ROAD

Area map.

 

Proponent:

MassDOT

ID Number:

607748

Project Type:

Intersection Improvements

Cost:

$11,266,036

Funding Source:

Statewide Highway Funds

 

Scoring Summary

This is a MassDOT-prioritized project and is therefore not directly evaluated using the MPO’s TIP scoring criteria.

 

Project Description

Work consists of intersection Safety upgrades for signs, pavement markings, and traffic signals as identified through a Road Safety Audit Process in the town of Acton.

 

Source

(FFY) 2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

Total

Federal Funds

$9,012,829

$9,012,829

Non-Federal Funds

$2,253,207

$2,253,207

Total Funds

$11,266,036

$11,266,036

 

ARLINGTON: INSTALLATION OF 123 BICYCLE RACKS AND RELATED MATERIALS

Area map.

Proponent:

Arlington

ID Number:

S12965

Project Type:

Community Connections

Cost:

$90,878

Funding Source:

Regional Target Funds

 

Scoring Summary

Category

Conn

Coord

Plan

TE

CCM

PM

Total

Score

15 out of 18

9 out of 15

18 out of 15

9.5 out of 18

13 out of 24

10 out of 10

74.5 out of 100

 

Project Description

This project will install 123 bike racks (246 spaces total) at commercial centers, schools, parks, fields, and playgrounds around Arlington. Some planned locations include Arlington Center, Ed Burns Arena, Spy Pond Field, Arlington High School, and other parks, open space locations, and middle and primary schools throughout the town.

 

Source

(FFY) 2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

Total

Federal Funds

$72,707

$72,707

Non-Federal Funds

$18,176

$18,176

Total Funds

$90,878

$90,878

 

ARLINGTON: STRATTON SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS (SRTS)

Area map.

 

Proponent:

MassDOT

ID Number:

609531

Project Type:

Safe Routes to School

Cost:

$1,625,250

Funding Source:

Regional Target Funds

 

Scoring Summary

This is a MassDOT-prioritized project and is therefore not directly evaluated using the MPO’s TIP scoring criteria.

 

Project Description

Provide fully accessible safe walking route with safe roadway crossings for pedestrians and children walking to Stratton Elementary School in Arlington on Hemlock Street between Pine Street and Dickson Avenue; and Dickson Avenue.

 

Source

(FFY) 2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

Total

Federal Funds

$1,300,200

$1,300,200

Non-Federal Funds

$325,050

$325,050

Total Funds

$1,625,250

$1,625,250

 

ARLINGTON: BROADWAY COMPLETE STREETS DESIGN

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Proponent:

Arlington

ID Number:

S12979

Project Type:

Complete Streets

Cost:

$1,395,000

Funding Source:

Regional Target Funds

 

 

Scoring Summary

This is a MassDOT-prioritized project and is therefore not directly evaluated using the MPO’s TIP scoring criteria.

 

Project Description

This project will design a reconfiguration of Broadway in Arlington between Alewife Brook Parkway and Massachusetts Avenue for improved access by persons who walk, bike, roll, or use transit. The design will also investigate methods for improving stormwater management and mitigating urban heat island impacts. This project may be ready to advertise for construction as early as FFY 2030.

 

Source

(FFY) 2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

Total

Federal Funds

$1,116,000

$1,116,000

Non-Federal Funds

$279,000

$279,000

Total Funds

$1,395,000

$1,395,000

 

 

ASHLAND: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, A-14-006, CORDAVILLE ROAD OVER SUDBURY RIVER

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Proponent:

MassDOT

ID Number:

612099

Project Type:

Bridge

Cost:

$4,620,483

Funding Source:

State Highway Funds

 

Scoring Summary

No projects have yet been scored using the Transit Transformation criteria. Projects will be evaluated by the MPO in future TIP cycles for funding within this investment program.

 

Project Description

This project will replace bridge A-14-006, which carries Cordaville Road over the Sudbury River in Ashland.

 

Source

(FFY) 2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

Total

Federal Funds

$3,696,386

$3,696,386

Non-Federal Funds

$924,097

$924,097

Total Funds

$4,620,483

$4,620,483

 

 

ASHLAND: REHABILITATION AND RAIL CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS ON CHERRY STREET

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Proponent:

Ashland

ID Number:

608436

Project Type:

Intersection Improvements

Cost:

$1,316,339

Funding Source: