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 (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, guides the project selection process. For a better understanding of the TIP process, please explore these pages:

FFYs 2020–24 TIP Development

To see the current schedule for the FFYs 2020-24 TIP development, key upcoming MPO meetings, and relevant documents, visit the TIP Development Page.


FFYs 2019–23 TIP (Current)

On May 24, 2018, the MPO endorsed a TIP (pdf) (html) that allocates funding for federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2019-23. For the complete list of regional- and state-prioritized projects, please refer to the TIP tables. The FFYs 2019-23 TIP went into effect on October 1, 2018. Thank you to those who submitted comments and participated in the document’s development. To review the development of the FFYs 2019-23 TIP, visit the archived TIP development page.

What You’ll Find in the TIP:

  • Tables of projects programmed, by federal fiscal year [as endorsed on 5/24/2018] (pdf)
  • 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

Full Document (pdf) (html)

Executive Summary (pdf)

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 about federally funded transportation projects throughout the state. Federal obligation reports from previous FFYs may 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, Manager of Certification Activities, at 857.702.3709 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), or (email).