Destination 2050





Destination 2050 is the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) long-range transportation plan—a blueprint that defines the vision, goals, and objectives for transportation planning in the Boston region for the next two decades. Using federal funding forecasts, Destination 2050 prioritizes spending on transportation projects, investment programs, and planning studies to address existing and anticipated mobility needs.



How did the MPO Develop Destination 2050?

Needs Assessment

MPO staff conducted a Needs Assessment to examine

Public Input

Through in-person and online public engagement, we asked people about transportation needs and sought input on the MPO’s proposed goals, projects, and programs. Stakeholder needs shaped the MPO’s vision.



The Boston Region MPO envisions an equitable, pollution-free, and modern regional transportation system that gets people to their destinations safely, easily, and reliably, and that supports an inclusive, resilient, healthy, and economically vibrant Boston region.


Plan Development

Combining analyses with public input, the MPO developed a plan that serves as the guiding document for coordinated transportation investments in the Boston region. Destination 2050 emphasizes maintenance and resilience of the transportation system, including projects that support bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure along with major roadway improvements.



What are the Goals for Destination 2050?


What types of projects and investment programs does Destination 2050 fund?

Intersection Improvements

Complete Streets

Transit Transformation

Community Connections

Major Infrastructure

Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections

Bikeshare Support


Now We Want to Hear From You!


The Draft Destination 2050 is available for public comment and we want to hear your feedback! Review the plan online to learn more at


Submit a Comment!

Post a comment in the Destination 2050 comment form at


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