Development of the FFYs 2020–24 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 their 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 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 and agree on final list of transportation construction projects to program with federal funding; the MPO endorses the final TIP by the end of May

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 the 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. In order 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 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.

Current Updates

At the MPO meeting on April 25, 2019, the board voted to release a draft of its federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2020–24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (pdf) (html) for a 21-day public review period. Please refer to the timeline on this page to review significant documents and milestones in this year’s TIP development process.

The MPO will accept comments from members of the public through May 21, 2019. The MPO expects to vote to endorse the TIP at its meeting on May 30, 2019. Attend a meeting or collaborate on a comment letter to advocate for transportation construction projects that will benefit your communities and the Boston metropolitan region. There will be two MPO board meetings during the public comment period: Thursday, May 2, 2019, and Thursday, May 16, 2019. MPO staff will also be at the following outreach events during the public review period. Come meet with us in person and learn more about the TIP and other MPO activities.

TIP Public Review Period 2019 Outreach Events

Wake Up the Earth Festival 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Southwest Corridor Park
Stony Brook MBTA Station in Boston

Bike to Work Day 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00 AM-9:00 AM
City Hall Plaza, Boston

MassDOT Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Public Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 PM    
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Boston

Submit written comments via our online comment form or mail to Matt Genova, TIP Manager, Boston Region MPO, Suite 2150, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116. For more information, please contact Matt Genova, TIP Manager, at 857.702.3702 or


MPO’s TIP Resources:

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Project References:

Federal Funding Programs: