Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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Each year, approximately 150 transportation infrastructure projects, collectively costing more than one billion dollars, are submitted as candidates to receive funding through the Boston Region MPO’s rolling, five-year capital investment program, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The types of projects that are eligible for TIP funding include intersection improvements, Complete Streets redesigns, bicycle and pedestrian connections, highway reconstruction, transit maintenance, and transit expansion. Typically, approximately $95 million is available in any given year for such projects. Each year, the MPO gathers project ideas, evaluates and prioritizes the candidate projects, and then selects which projects will receive the region’s share of federal and state roadway funding. The vision established in the MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan, Charting Progress to 2040, guides the project selection process. To better understand the TIP process, explore these pages:

Amendments to the Current TIP (FFYs 2018–22)

Amendment One

On November 16 , 2017, the MPO board voted to approve an amendment to the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2018–22 TIP. Amendment One includes changes and additions to the highway programming in FFYs 2018–22 and the transit programming in FFY 2018.The changes in the highway programming are primarily associated with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) bridge maintenance program. The additions to the transit program are primarily associated with new grants awarded by the MassDOT Rail and Transit Division under its annual competitive process, the Community Transit Grant Program.

For a summary of the changes to the highway program endorsed as part of Amendment One, please refer to this table.

FFYs 2018–22 TIP (Current)

On May 25, 2017, the MPO endorsed a TIP (pdf) (html) that allocates funding for FFYs 2018-22. Thank you to those who submitted comments and participated in the document’s development. To review the development of the FFYs 2018-22 TIP, visit the archived TIP development page.

What You’ll Find in the TIP:

  • Tables of projects programmed, by federal fiscal year [CURRENT] (pdf)
  • Tables of projects programmed, by federal fiscal year [as endorsed on 05/25/2017] (pdf) (html)
  • Details about the projects
  • Summary of the process by which projects were evaluated
  • Universe of Projects from which the programmed projects were selected
  • Status of projects programmed in the previous fiscal year
  • Air quality conformity determination
Endorsed FFYs 2018−2022 TIP

Federal Reporting

The FFY 2017 Federal Obligation Report lists the transportation projects on which federal funds were expended during FFY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017). Table 1 (pdf) includes transportation projects located entirely within the Boston Region MPO area. Table 2 (pdf) includes information on federally funded transportation projects throughout the state. Federal obligation reports from previous FFYs can be found in the TIP Archive, link below.

TIP Archive

View older TIPs and lists of projects that were advertised for construction in prior years in our archive.

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