Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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Each year, approximately 150 potential transportation infrastructure projects totaling more than one billion dollars are submitted to the MPO for possible funding in the MPO’s rolling, five-year capital funding document, the Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP. Intersection improvements, Complete Streets redesigns, bicycle and pedestrian connections, highway reconstruction, and transit maintenance and expansion projects all are eligible.

Because, usually, only $75-to-$90 million is available in any given year, the MPO must select which projects will receive federal and state roadway funding for each of the next five years. It falls upon the MPO to gather, evaluate, and prioritize all possible projects eligible for its share of federal transportation dollars.

Developing the New TIP (FFYs 2018–22): Draft Under Review

The MPO released a draft of its new Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (pdf) (html) for a 21-day public-review period, and will accept comments from members of the public through May 15.

Call, email, or use our online comment form to submit your feedback on the TIP document by May 15th. We are also hosting two Open Houses on April 26 and May 4.

Visit the TIP development webpage to review and follow this year’s TIP development.

Refer to the links below for previously developed TIP documents, including the FFYs 2017–21 TIP funding tables, document, and amendments.

Amendments to the Current TIP (FFYs 2017–21)

Draft Amendment Three Available for Public Review

On April 20, 2017, the MPO board voted to release FFYs 2017-21 TIP Amendment Three for a 21-day public review period. The official public review period starts April 25 and lasts until May 15. Comments or questions on the draft amendment can be directed to Ali Kleyman, TIP Manager, at, or through the MPO’s website comment form:

For a summary of the changes in Amendment Three, please refer to this highway table (pdf) (html) and this transit table (pdf) (html), which explain the effect of the amendment on each project. (For information on the MBTA’s funding programs for FY 2017, please refer to this table.)

Amendment Two

On March 2, 2017, the MPO board voted to approve a second amendment to the FFYs 2017–21 TIP. Amendment Two programmed funds, in the highway element of the TIP, that came to the Boston region from a federal redistribution of funds, which occurred last August.

Other changes in Amendment Two included the programming of project cost increases, repurposed earmarks, funds transferred to the Federal Highway Administration’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, and funding for new roadway construction projects.

For a summary of the changes in Amendment Two, please refer to this table, which explains the effect of the amendment on each project. The table also shows adjustments approved by the MPO: the addition of project identification numbers for earmarks repurposed in Amendment One, and the addition of information about the years during which the advanced construction financing method will be used for the Green Line Extension project.

Amendment One

On December 15, 2016, the MPO board voted to approve an amendment to the FFYs 2017-21 TIP. Amendment One includes changes and additions to the transit elements in FFYs 2017-21 in order to better align the Boston Region MPO’s TIP with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Capital Investment Plan, while providing additional project-level detail for MBTA capital investment programs in FFY 2017. (For some additional information on the MBTA’s funding programs for FFYs 2017-21, please refer to this table.) Other changes that were incorporated in Amendment One include the repurposing of earmark funds in the highway element of the statewide program.

The Current TIP (FFYs 2017–21)

On July 28, 2016, the MPO endorsed the new TIP (pdf) (html), which allocates funding for the next five federal fiscal years (FFYs), 2017–21. Thank you to those who submitted comments and who participated in the document’s development. The MPO received approval of the TIP from the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations on October 20, 2016.

What You’ll Find in the TIP:

Endorsed FFYs 2017−2021 TIP

Stay Informed

Whether you represent a municipality, state transportation agency, advocacy organization, interested party, or simply yourself, we want to hear from you!

Federal Reporting

The FFY 2016 Federal Obligation Report (pdf) (html) lists the transportation projects on which federal funds were expended during FFY 2016 (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016). Table 1 includes transportation projects located entirely within the Boston Region MPO area. Table 2 includes statewide transportation improvement programs and transportation projects that span the Boston Region MPO area and neighboring MPO regions. Federal obligation reports from previous FFYs can be found in the TIP Archive, link below.

TIP Archive

If you’d like to view older TIPs and lists of projects that were advertised for construction in prior years, look no further!

For more information, please contact Alexandra Kleyman, MPO staff, at 857.702.3709 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), or (email).