Development of the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2021–25 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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You are invited to participate in the development of the new TIP. Refer to the timeline to the right for upcoming milestones, meetings, and events, and the associated documents. For questions, contact Matt Genova, TIP Manager, at or 857.702.3702.

Overall TIP Process

October–December: Gather information about possible projects from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), member municipalities, and the public

December–February: Analyze and evaluate potential construction projects based on the MPO’s evaluation criteria

March: Recommend projects for funding to the MPO based on the MPO staff’s evaluations and factors, such as project cost, project readiness, regional distribution of funding, and other planning priorities and constraints

April–May: Public review of the draft TIP document; incorporate feedback from municipalities and the public; agree on final list of transportation construction projects to program with federal funding; and endorse the final TIP by the end of May

May 1, 2020–May 21, 2020: FFYs 2021–25 TIP Public Comment Period

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At the MPO meeting on April 30, 2020, the board voted to release a draft (PDF) (HTML) of its FFYs 2021–25 TIP for a 21-day public review period. The MPO will accept comments from members of the public through May 21, 2020. The MPO expects to vote to endorse the TIP at its meeting on May 28, 2020. The TIP includes a list of transportation construction projects the MPO will fund over the next five years, including the pilot round of the Community Connections Program, which focuses on solutions to first- and last-mile transportation gaps.

There will be one MPO board meeting during the public comment period on Thursday, May 14, 2020. MPO staff will host two virtual open houses during the public review period, and co-host one virtual forum with MassDOT staff, focusing on the Massachusetts Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Join us to learn more about the TIP and other MPO activities.

TIP Virtual Open Houses 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Monday, May 18, 2020
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

MassDOT Virtual CIP Forum
Thursday, May 21, 2020
6:00 PM

Questions and comments may be submitted to Matt Genova, TIP Manager, at, or 857.702.3702, or via our feedback form.

Initiating a TIP Project

  1. A municipal TIP contact is responsible for communicating with MPO staff about TIP project-related matters. MPO staff has created several resources to guide TIP contacts and project proponents. To review key information and to submit data that the MPO needs in order to evaluate a project, see the Project Proponent Questionnaire. For a step-by-step overview of the TIP Process, review the TIP How-To Presentation.
  2. To be considered for TIP funding, a project must be approved by MassDOT. To streamline project approval, MassDOT has launched the new Massachusetts Project Intake Tool (MaPIT), a web-based application that replaces the Project Need and Project Initiation Forms. To access MaPIT, project proponents must obtain a login for MassDOT’s GeoDOT Open Data Portal and navigate to the Project Intake Tool.


MPO’s TIP Resources:

MassDOT Project References:

Federal Funding Programs: