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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the five-year rolling capital plan for the 97 cities and towns in the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) planning area. The TIP documents all transportation projects receiving federal funding in the region over the next five years. This includes projects funded with federal transportation dollars that the MPO has direct discretion over, called Regional Target funds, and projects pursued with federal transportation dollars by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), and the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA).
The current TIP (PDF) (HTML) includes a list of transportation construction projects that the MPO will fund over the next five years, including the pilot of the Community Connections Program, which focuses on solutions to first- and last-mile transportation gaps. For the complete list of Regional Target- and state-prioritized projects, refer to the TIP tables. The FFYs 2021–25 TIP is in effect from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. To review a summary of the development of the FFYs 2021–25 TIP, visit the archived TIP development page.
The MPO must publish a complete list of obligated projects within 90 days after the close of the FFY. Obligated projects are projects that have funds committed to them through the approval of a construction contract. The list includes the approved amount of money included in the TIP, the total amount obligated, and the remaining balance for each project or program. The FFY 2019 Federal Obligation Report (PDF) lists MassDOT, MBTA, MWRTA, and CATA projects within the MPO area that spent federal funds during FFY 2019 (October 1, 2018–September 30, 2019). Federal obligation reports from previous FFYs may be found in the TIP Archive.
Older TIP documents and the lists of projects that were advertised for construction in prior years are available in the archive.