The Boston Region MPO released the draft Amendment One of the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2016–20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 30-day public review period, which began on Monday, November 23, 2015, and will end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The TIP provides details of plans for financing highway and transit projects in the Boston region over the next five years.
State Senator Thomas M. McGee addressed the Boston Region MPO on November 19 to introduce the work of the MPO Special Commission. The commission was established by the Legislature to undertake a comprehensive review of the MPO planning process in the commonwealth. Later that day, the commission held the first of several public hearings that will take place over the coming months as it conducts its assessment. The commission expects to report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature in September 2016.