Development of the FFYs 2018–22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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The MPO is hard at work developing the next TIP, which allocates the MPO’s capital expenditures for transportation construction projects over the next five federal fiscal years (FFYs 2018–22).

This year, 28 potential projects are under consideration for the MPO’s target funding. The MPO must make difficult decisions about how to spend its annual allocation of approximately 95 million dollars in discretionary funding, guided by the visions, goals, objectives, and investment framework established in Charting Progress to 2040.

Each year, we follow a similar process:

  1. Gather ideas and information (September-January) about possible projects from our own staff, member municipalities, and the public
  2. Analyze, evaluate, and select (February-March) projects based on our criteria and other factors such as project cost, project readiness, regional distribution of TIP funding, and other planning priorities and constraints
  3. Incorporate feedback (April-May) from municipalities and the public and agree on final list of transportation construction projects to program for federal funding

Refer to the timeline to the right for upcoming milestones, meetings, and events.

Resources

MPO’s TIP Tables and Database:

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Project References:

Federal Funding Programs: