Transportation Improvement Program and Air Quality Conformity Determination:
Federal Fiscal Years 2018–22

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Staff

Directed by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is composed of the following:

 

MassDOT Office of Planning and Programming                                 City of Somerville  (Inner Core Committee)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority                                   City of Woburn  (North Suburban Planning Council)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Advisory Board          Town of Arlington  (At-Large Town)

MassDOT Highway Department                                                          Town of Bedford 

Massachusetts Port Authority                                                            (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination)

Metropolitan Area Planning Council                                                Town of Braintree  (South Shore Coalition)

Regional Transportation Advisory Council                                        Town of Framingham  (MetroWest Regional Collaborative)

City of Boston                                                                                     Town of Lexington  (At-Large Town)

City of Beverly  (North Shore Task Force)                                        Town of Medway  (South West Advisory Planning Committee)

City of Everett  (At-Large City)                                                        Town of Norwood  (Three Rivers Interlocal Council)

City of Newton  (At-Large City)                                                        Federal Highway Administration (nonvoting)

Federal Transit Administration (nonvoting)

 

map of Boston Region MPO area

 

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. The MPO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, English proficiency, income, religious creed, ancestry, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military service. Any person who believes herself/himself or any specific class of persons has been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI, ADA, or other non-discrimination statute or regulation may, herself/himself or via a representative, file a written complaint with the MPO. A complaint must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the date on which the person believes the discrimination occurred. A complaint form and additional information can be obtained by contacting the MPO (see below) or at www.bostonmpo.org.

 

Please visit www.ctps.org to view the full TIP. To request a copy of the TIP in CD or accessible formats, please contact us by any of the following means:

 

Mail                      Boston Region MPO
                             Certification Activities Group
                             10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
                             Boston, MA 02116-3968
 
Telephone:           857.702.3700
TTY:                     617.973.7089
Fax:                     617.570.9192
Email:                   publicinfo@ctps.org

 

 

This document was funded in part through grants from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U.S. DOT.

 

Table of Contents

Executive summary                                                                                                                      Es-1

Chapter One – The 3C Process                                                                                                   1-1

Chapter Two – The TIP Process                                                                                                 2-1

Chapter Three – Summary of Highway and transit Programming                             3-1        

         Project Tables FFYs 2018–22                                                                                               3-3

         Highway Program – Project Detail Pages                                                                            3-35   

Chapter FOUR – using Performance Measures To Track and Demonstrate

Progress                                                                                                                                            4-1

Chapter Five – Determination of Air Quality Conformity                                             5-1                 

Chapter SIX – Financial Constraint                                                                                        6-1

  

Appendices                                                                                                                                                    

       A   Universe of Projects for Highway Discretionary ("Regional Target") Funding and

                  Evaluation Results                                                                                                      A-1

       B   Project Information Forms and Evaluations                                                                    B-1                 

       C   Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Evaluation                                                                    C-1

       D   Public Comments on the Draft FFYs 2018–22 TIP                                                            D-1

       E  MPO Glossary of Acronyms                                                                                               E-1

       F   Geographic Distribution Analysis of the TIP’s MPO Target Programming                           F-1

     

 

Executive Summary

Federal Fiscal Years 2018–22 Transportation Improvement Program

 

introduction

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s five-year transportation capital investment plan, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), is the near-term investment program for the region’s transportation system. Guided by the Boston Region MPO’s vision, goals, and objectives, the TIP prioritizes investments that preserve the current transportation system in a state of good repair, provide safe transportation for all modes, enhance livability, and improve mobility throughout the region. These investments fund major highway reconstruction, arterial and intersection improvements, maintenance and expansion of the public transit system, bicycle path construction, and improvements for pedestrians.

The Boston Region MPO is a 22-member board with representatives of state agencies, regional organizations, and municipalities; its jurisdiction extends from Boston north to Ipswich, south to Duxbury, and west to Interstate 495. Each year, the MPO conducts a process to decide how to spend federal transportation funds for capital projects. The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS), which is the staff to the MPO, manages the TIP-development process.

MPO staff coordinate the evaluation of project requests, propose programming of current and new projects based on anticipated funding levels, support the MPO in developing a draft TIP document, and facilitate a public review of the draft before the MPO endorses the final document.

Federal fiscal years 2018–22 Tip overview

The federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2018–22 TIP consists of transportation investments programmed in the Highway Program and Transit Program. These investments reflect the MPO’s goal of targeting a majority of transportation resources to preserve and modernize the existing roadway and transit system and maintain them in a state of good repair.

This TIP also devotes a significant portion of funding for the targeted expansion of the rapid transit system and new shared-use paths. In addition, a number of the infrastructure investments in this TIP address needs identified in the MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, or implement recommendations from past studies and reports that were funded through the MPO’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) http://www.bostonmpo.org/upwp.  

The TIP also supports the strategic priorities of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT):

FFYs 2018–22 TIP investments

Transit Program

The Transit Program of the TIP provides funding for projects and programs that address the capital needs prioritized by the three transit agencies in the region: the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA), and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA). The Transit Program is predominantly dedicated to achieving and maintaining a state of good repair for all assets throughout the transit system.

Highway Program

The Highway Program of the TIP funds the priority transportation projects advanced by MassDOT and the cities and towns within the 101-municipality MPO region. The program is devoted primarily to preserve and modernize the existing roadway network by resurfacing highways, replacing bridges, and reconstructing arterial roadways.

In Massachusetts, Federal-Aid Highway Program funding is portioned out by MassDOT, which allocates funding to Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) payments, various statewide programs, and the state’s MPOs. The “Regional Target” funding provided to the MPOs can be programmed for projects at the discretion of each MPO.

REGIONAL TARGET PROGRAM DETAILS

During FFYs 2018–22, the Boston Region MPO plans to fund 32 projects and programs with its Regional Target funding:

Figure ES-1 shows how the Regional Target funding for FFYs 2018–22 is distributed across the MPO’s investment programs. As the chart shows, the Boston Region MPO’s Regional Target Program is devoted primarily to modernizing and expanding the transportation network through Major Infrastructure and Complete Streets investments.

 

FIGURE ES-1

FFYs 2018-22 TIP Regional Target Funding,
by Investment Program Type

Figure ES-1 - FFYs 2018-22 TIP Regional Target Funding by Investment Program Type: This chart shows the distribution of $493.6 million in federal fiscal years 2018-22 MPO Regional Target Funding across five MPO programs: Major Infrastructure (61.6%), Complete Streets (28.4%), Intersection Improvements (5.9%), Bicycle Network and Pedestrian Connections (3.8%), and Community Transportation/Parking/Clean Air and Mobility (.4%).

 

Data Source: CTPS

These investments will be implemented in 31 cities and towns throughout the MPO region, ranging from high-density, built-out Inner Core communities to Developing Suburbs with large expanses of vacant developable land. Figure ES-2 identifies the type of communities—as defined by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)—that will receive these investments.

 

FIGURE ES-2

MPO Municipalities containing FFYs 2018–22 TIP Program Projects, by MAPC Community Type

Data Source: CTPS

 

financing the ffys 2018–22 tip

Transit Program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocates the funds programmed in the TIP Transit Program by formula. The three regional transit authorities in the Boston Region MPO area that are recipients of these funds are the MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA. The MBTA, with its extensive transit program and infrastructure, is the recipient of the preponderance of the region’s federal transit funds.

Under the federal transportation legislation, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, funding is allocated by the following categories:

Highway Program

The TIP Highway Program was developed with the assumption that federal funding for the state would range between $648 million and $708 million annually over the next five years (these amounts include the funds that would be set aside as payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program and exclude required matching funds).

The process of deciding how to use this federal funding in the Boston region follows several steps. MassDOT first reserves funding for Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) debt service payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program; annual GANs payments range between $62 million and $117 million annually over the five years of this TIP.

The remaining Federal-Aid Highway Program funds are budgeted to support state and regional (i.e., MPO) priorities. In this planning cycle, $704 million to $745 million annually was available statewide for programming (these amounts include both federal dollars and the local match). MassDOT customarily provides the local match (which can also be provided by other entities); thus, projects are typically funded with 80 percent federal dollars and 20 percent state dollars, depending on the funding program.

Next, MassDOT allocates funding across the following funding categories:

After these needs have been satisfied, MassDOT allocates the remaining funding among the state’s MPOs for programming. This discretionary funding for MPOs is suballocated by formula to determine the Regional Target amounts. MassDOT develops these targets in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies. This TIP assumes that the Boston Region MPO will have between $95 million and $101 million annually for Regional Target amounts.

Each MPO may decide how to prioritize their Regional Target funding. Given that the Regional Target funding is a subset of the Highway Program, the MPO typically programs the majority of funding on roadway projects; however, the MPO has flexed portions of its highway funding to the Transit Program for transit expansion projects. The TIP Highway Program details both the projects that will receive Regional Target funding from the Boston Region MPO and statewide infrastructure projects within the Boston region.

the tip development process

Overview

In order to determine which projects to fund through the Regional Target funding process, MPO members collaborate with municipalities, state agencies, members of the public, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders. The MPO’s project selection process uses evaluation criteria to help identify and prioritize projects that advance the MPO’s goals:

These goals also shape a series of MPO investment programs, which are designed to direct Regional Target funding towards MPO priority areas over the next 25 years:

Projects that the MPO will select to receive Regional Target funding through the TIP development process are included in one of the five programs listed above.

Outreach and Data Collection

The outreach process begins early in the federal fiscal year, when cities and towns designate TIP contacts and begin developing a list of priority projects to be considered for federal funding. Each November, MPO staff ask the staff of cities and towns in the region to identify their priority projects.

MPO staff compile the project funding requests into a Universe of Projects, a list of all projects identified as potential candidates to receive funding through the TIP. The Universe includes projects that are fully designed and ready to be advertised for construction, those that are undergoing preliminary engineering and design, as well as projects still in the conceptual or planning stage. MPO staff also collect data on each project in the Universe so that the projects can be evaluated.

Project Evaluation

MPO staff evaluate projects based on how well they address the MPO’s goals. To fully evaluate a project, it must be at the 25 percent design stage or the plans must include the level of detail defined in a functional design report. The evaluation results are posted on the MPO’s website, allowing project proponents, municipal officials, and members of the public to view them and provide feedback.

TIP Readiness Day

An important step toward TIP programming takes place midway through the TIP development cycle at a meeting, referred to as TIP Readiness Day, attended by MassDOT and MPO staff. At this meeting, MassDOT project managers provide updates about cost and schedule changes related to currently programmed projects. These cost and schedule changes must to be taken into account as MPO staff help the MPO board consider updates to the already programmed years of the TIP as well as the addition of new projects in the outermost year of the TIP.

Staff Recommendation and Draft TIP

Using the evaluation results and information about project readiness (when a project likely would be fully designed and ready for construction), staff prepare the First-Tier List of Projects. This list contains those projects that are supported by a project proponent (a municipality or MassDOT) and that could be made ready for advertising within the TIP’s time horizon—the next five federal fiscal years. The projects are ranked based on the evaluation results.

MPO staff then prepare a recommendation or a series of programming scenarios for how to program the Regional Target funding in the TIP based on the First-Tier List of Projects and other considerations, such as whether a project was included in the LRTP, addresses an identified transportation need, or promotes a distribution of transportation investments across the region.

The staff recommendation is always financially constrained, subject to available funding. There was approximately $493 million of Regional Target funding available to the Boston Region MPO for FFYs 2018–22. This year, the MPO discussed programming scenarios for the discretionary Highway Target Program in March, and developed a final draft recommendation in April.

approving the tip

The MPO considers the evaluation results, First-Tier List of Projects, and staff recommendation when prioritizing which projects should receive Regional Target funding. In addition to prioritizing the Regional Target funding, the MPO also reviews the Statewide Infrastructure Items and Bridge Programs that are programmed by MassDOT, as well as the capital programs for the MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA, before voting to release a draft TIP for public review.

In April 2017, the MPO voted to release the draft FFYs 2018–22 TIP for a 21-day public comment period, during which the MPO invited members of the public, regional and local officials, and other stakeholders in the Boston region to review the proposed program. During the public comment period, MPO staff hosted extended “Office Hours,” an open-house style public meeting, to discuss the draft document and elicit additional comments on the draft TIP.

After the public comment period concluded, the MPO reviewed all municipal and public comments and made changes to the document as appropriate. The MPO then endorsed the TIP and submitted it to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the FTA for approval. MassDOT incorporates the MPO-endorsed TIP into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The FHWA, FTA and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review the STIP for certification by September 30, the close of the federal fiscal year.

Updates to the TIP

Even after the TIP has been finalized, administrative modifications, amendments, and adjustments often must be introduced because of changes in project status, project cost, or available revenues. This may necessitate reprogramming a project to a later funding year or programming additional funds for a project.

Notices of administrative modifications and amendments are posted on the MPO’s website. If an amendment is necessary, the Regional Transportation Advisory Council—the public advisory board to the MPO—is informed, and the MPO notifies affected municipalities and other stakeholders via email. The MPO typically holds a 30-day public comment period (in FFY 2017, a 21-day period was used) before taking final action on an amendment. In extraordinary circumstances, the MPO may vote to shorten the public comment period to a minimum of 15 days.1 Administrative modifications and adjustments are generally minor and usually do not warrant a public comment period. See Chapter 2 for more details on what qualifies as an adjustment or an amendment and the process of updating the TIP.

stay involved with the Tip

Public input is an important aspect of the transportation-planning process. Please visit www.bostonmpo.org for more information about the MPO, to view the entire TIP, and to submit your comments. You also may wish to sign up for our email news updates and notices by contacting us at publicinfo@ctps.org or signing up at www.ctps.org/subscribe.

To request a copy of the TIP in CD or accessible formats, please contact us by any of the following means:

Mail:               Boston Region MPO c/o CTPS

                        Certification Activities Group

                        10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150

                        Boston, MA  02116-3968

Telephone:   857.702.3700

TTY:                617.973.7089

Fax:                617.570.9192

Email:             publicinfo@ctps.org

Chapter One

The 3C Process

introduction to the 3C process

Decisions about how to spend transportation funds in a metropolitan area are guided by information and ideas from a broad group of people, including elected officials, municipal planners and engineers, transportation advocates, and other interested persons. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are the bodies responsible for providing a forum for this decision-making process. Each metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more has an MPO, which decides how to spend federal transportation funds for capital projects and planning studies.

In order to be eligible for federal funds, metropolitan areas are required to maintain a continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C) multimodal, performance-based transportation-planning process that results in plans and programs consistent with the objectives of the metropolitan area.2 The 3C planning process in the Boston region is the responsibility of the Boston Region MPO, which has established the following objectives for the process:

The Boston Region MPO

The Boston Region MPO is a 22-member board consisting of state agencies and regional and municipal organizations. Its jurisdiction extends from Boston north to Ipswich, south to Duxbury, and west to Interstate 495. There are 101 cities and towns that make up this area. Those municipalities are divided into eight subregional areas (as shown in Figure 1-1).

As part of its 3C planning process, the Boston Region MPO annually produces the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). These documents, along with the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), are required for the MPO to be certified as meeting federal requirements, which, in turn, is a prerequisite for receiving federal transportation funds. These three plans are often referred to as certification documents.

This TIP was developed and approved by the permanent and elected MPO voting members. The following are permanent voting members:

 

Municipal MPO members are elected by chief elected officials of the 101 municipalities in the MPO region to represent the entire region. There are seats designated for at-large cities and at-large towns—which, respectively, may be filled by any city and town in the region—as well as seats for cities and towns within specific subregions. The current elected municipal MPO voting members and their respective seats are as follows:

-	Figure 1-1: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Subregional Groups:  Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Subregional Groups map:  This figure displays the 101 cities and towns that make up this area. Those municipalities are divided into eight subregional areas.

 

In addition, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) participate in the MPO as advisory (nonvoting) members. Figure 1-2 is an organization chart of MPO membership and of the MPO’s staff, the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS).

More details about the MPO’s members are cited below. All members—except for MassDOT and the City of Boston—hold one seat on the MPO board. MassDOT has three seats, including one for the Highway Division. The City of Boston has two seats.

MassDOT was established under Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009, An Act Modernizing the Transportation Systems of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MassDOT has four divisions: Highway, Rail and Transit, Aeronautics, and Registry of Motor Vehicles. The MassDOT Board of Directors, comprised of 11 members appointed by the governor, oversees all four divisions and all MassDOT operations, including the MBTA.

The MBTA has the statutory responsibility within its district, under the provisions of Chapter 161A of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGLs), for preparing the engineering and architectural designs for transit development projects, constructing and operating transit development projects, and operating the public transportation system. The MBTA district comprises 175 communities, including all of the 101 cities and towns of the Boston Region MPO area. Starting in April 2015, as a result of an action plan to improve the MBTA, a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) was created to oversee the MBTA’s finances and management and to increase accountability over a three-to-five-year period. By statute, the FMCB consists of five members, one with experience in transportation finance, one with experience in mass transit operations, and three who are also members of the MassDOT Board of Directors.

The MBTA Advisory Board was created by the state legislature in 1964 through the same legislation that created the MBTA. The Advisory Board consists of representatives from the 175 cities and towns that compose the MBTA district. Cities are represented by either the city manager or mayor, and towns are represented by the chairperson of the board of selectmen. Specific responsibilities of the Advisory Board include providing public oversight of MBTA expenditures; reviewing and offering advice on the MBTA’s long-range plan, the Program for Mass Transportation (PMT); evaluating the MBTA’s annual budget; evaluating proposed fare changes and substantial changes in transit service; and consulting with the MBTA about service quality standards.

Massport has the statutory responsibility under Chapter 465 of the Acts of 1956, as amended, of planning, constructing, owning, and operating such transportation and related facilities as may be necessary for developing and improving commerce in Boston and the surrounding metropolitan area. Massport owns and operates Boston’s Logan International Airport, Conley Freight Terminal, Cruiseport Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, and various maritime and waterfront properties, including parks in East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is the regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns in the Boston region. It is composed of the chief executive officer (or their designee) of each city and town in the region, 21 gubernatorial appointees, and 12 ex officio members. MAPC has statutory responsibility for comprehensive regional planning in the region under Chapter 40B of the MGLs. It is the Boston Metropolitan Clearinghouse under Section 204 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966, and Title VI of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968. MAPC’s planning area also has been designated as an economic development district under Title IV of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended. MAPC’s responsibilities for comprehensive planning include providing technical assistance to communities, transportation planning, and the development of zoning, land use, and demographic and environmental studies.

The City of Boston, six elected cities (currently Beverly, Braintree, Everett, Newton, Somerville, and Woburn), and six elected towns (currently Arlington, Bedford, Framingham, Lexington, Medway, and Norwood) represent the region’s 101 municipalities in the Boston Region MPO. The City of Boston is a permanent MPO member (with two seats). There is one elected municipal seat for each of the eight MAPC subregions, and there are four at-large elected municipalities (two cities and two towns). The elected at-large municipalities serve staggered three-year terms, as do the eight municipalities representing the MAPC subregions.

The Regional Transportation Advisory Council, the MPO’s public advisory group, provides the opportunity for transportation-related organizations, agencies, and municipal representatives to become actively involved in the MPO’s decision-making processes for planning and programming transportation projects in the region. The Advisory Council reviews, comments on, and makes recommendations on the MPO’s certification documents. The Advisory Council also provides information about transportation topics in the region, identifies issues, advocates for ways to address the region’s transportation needs, and generates interest in the work of the MPO among members of the general public.

Two other members participate in the Boston Region MPO in an advisory (nonvoting) capacity, reviewing the MPO’s certification documents to ensure compliance with federal planning and programming requirements: the FHWA and FTA oversee the highway and transit programs of the US Department of Transportation under the pertinent legislation and the provisions of FAST Act.

Two entities assist the MPO board in carrying out the responsibilities of the MPO’s 3C planning process through policy implementation, technical support, and public participation:

Certification Documents

The following section briefly describes the three documents produced by the MPO as part of its federally required 3C planning process:


-	Figure 1-2: Boston Region MPO Organizational Chart: This figure shows the membership of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, as described in the chapter, along with the organizational chart of the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) below.

 

public transit expansion and maintenance, bicycle paths and related facilities, and improvements to pedestrian infrastructure. The TIP contains a financial plan that shows the revenue sources, current or proposed, for each project. The TIP serves as the implementation arm of the LRTP; the Boston Region MPO updates the TIP annually. An MPO-endorsed TIP is incorporated into the State Transportation Improvement Program, which in turn is submitted to FHWA, FTA, and the US Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

Consistency with Federal Planning Regulations

FAST Act Legislation

The FAST Act requires all MPOs to fulfill the 3C planning process. To meet this requirement, MPOs must perform the following activities:

The FAST Act also maintains national goals for federal highway programs, including the following:

1.   Safety: Achieve significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads

2.   Infrastructure condition: Maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair

3.   Congestion reduction: Achieve significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System

4.   System reliability: Improve efficiency of the surface transportation system

5.   Freight movement and economic vitality: Improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development

6.   Environmental sustainability: Enhance performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment

7.   Reduced project delivery delays: Reduce project costs; promote jobs and the economy; and expedite movement of people and goods by accelerating project completion, eliminating delays in the development and delivery process, lessening regulatory burdens, and improving the work practices of the agencies involved

In addition, the FAST Act maintains the federal planning factors established in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and adds two new planning factors. In accordance with the legislation, the MPO shall comply with the following factors:

 

Federal guidance dictates that the 3C planning process should facilitate the safe and efficient management, operation, and development of surface transportation systems that will serve the mobility needs of people and freight. The surface transportation system should foster economic growth and development within and between states and urbanized areas, and take into consideration resiliency needs while minimizing transportation-related fuel consumption and air pollution.

The FAST Act continues to emphasize performance-based planning as an integral part of the metropolitan-planning process. States are to develop performance goals, guided by the national goals, and then MPOs will work with state departments of transportation (DOTs) and public transportation providers to develop MPO performance targets. The TIP will integrate the MPOs’ performance measures and link transportation investment decisions to progress toward achieving performance goals.

Consistency with Other Federal Legislative Requirements

The Clean Air Act of 1990

Air quality conformity determinations must be performed for LRTPs and TIPs in areas that are classified as in nonattainment for pollutants controlled by national air quality standards. Capital improvement projects that receive federal funding and that are considered regionally significant must be analyzed for their effect on air quality. These determinations must show that the LRTP and TIP will not cause or contribute to any new air-quality violations, will not increase the frequency or severity of any existing air quality violations in any area, and will not delay the timely attainment of air quality standards in any area.

A determination must also be performed if there are transportation control measures identified in the Commonwealth’s State Implementation Plan for the attainment of air quality standards in the region. Transportation control measures are federally enforceable and projects that address the identified air quality issues must be given first priority when using federal funds. Such projects previously programmed in past TIPs include parking-freeze programs in Boston and Cambridge, statewide rideshare programs, rapid-transit and commuter-rail extension programs, park-and-ride facilities, residential parking-sticker programs, and operation of high-occupancy-vehicle lanes.

Nondiscrimination Mandates

The Boston Region MPO complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, and other federal and state nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all of its programs and activities. The MPO does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, English proficiency, income, religious creed, ancestry, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military service. The major federal requirements are discussed below.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This statute requires that no person be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any program or activity provided by an agency receiving federal financial assistance.

Executive Order 13166, dated August 11, 2000, extends Title VI protections to persons who, as a result of national origin, have limited English-language proficiency (LEP). Specifically, it calls for improved access to programs and activities conducted or assisted by federal agencies, and it requires MPOs to develop and implement a system by which LEP persons can meaningfully participate in the transportation-planning process.

Environmental Justice Executive Orders

Executive Order 12898, dated February 11, 1994, further expands upon Title VI, requiring each federal agency to achieve environmental justice by identifying and addressing any disproportionately high adverse human health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations, including interrelated social and economic effects, resulting from its programs, policies, and activities.

On April 15, 1997, the US Department of Transportation issued its Final Order to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Among other provisions, this order calls for programming and planning activities to meet the following requirements:

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Title III of the ADA requires all transportation projects, plans, and programs to be accessible to people with disabilities. At the MPO level, this means that public meetings must be held in accessible buildings and documents must be made available in accessible formats.

Executive Order 13330

Executive Order 13330, dated February 26, 2004, calls for the establishment of the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility, under the aegis of the US Secretary of Transportation. This executive order reinforces both environmental justice and ADA requirements by charging the council with developing policies and methods for improving access for people with disabilities, low-income persons, and older adults.

Coordination with Other MPO Planning Activities

Long-Range Transportation Plan

The MPO considers the degree to which a proposed TIP project would advance the goals and objectives of its LRTP. The MPO also reviews TIP projects within the context of the recommended projects already included in the LRTP.

Unified Planning Work Program

The MPO aims to implement the findings and recommendations of past studies and reports conducted through the UPWP when developing the TIP.

Congestion Management Process

The purpose of the Congestion Management Process (CMP) is to monitor and analyze the performance of transportation facilities and services; develop strategies to alleviate congestion; and move these strategies into the implementation stage by providing decision-makers in the region with information and recommendations. The CMP monitors roadways and park-and-ride facilities in the MPO region for safety, congestion, and mobility, and identifies problematic locations. Projects that help address problems identified in the most recent CMP monitoring endeavor were considered for inclusion in this TIP.

CONSISTENCY WITH STATE REQUIREMENTS

Global Warming Solutions Act

The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) makes Massachusetts a leader in setting aggressive and enforceable greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and implementing policies and initiatives to achieve these targets. In keeping with this law, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in consultation with other state agencies and the public, developed the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. This implementation plan, released on December 29, 2010 (and updated in 2015), establishes the following targets for overall statewide GHG emission reductions:

In January 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection promulgated regulation 310 CMR 60.05, Global Warming Solutions Act Requirements for the Transportation Sector and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. This regulation places a range of obligations on MassDOT and MPOs to support achievement of the Commonwealth’s climate change goals through the programming of transportation funds. In particular, MPOs must use GHG impact as a selection criterion when they review projects to be programmed in their TIPs. Appendix C of this document includes information about these requirements and how the Boston Region MPO has addressed them in developing the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2018-22 TIP.

GreenDOT Policy

The transportation sector is the single largest contributor of GHGs—accounting for more than one-third of GHG emissions—and therefore is a major focus of the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. MassDOT’s approach to fulfilling its part of the plan is presented in its GreenDOT Policy Directive, a comprehensive sustainability initiative that sets three principal objectives:

The Commonwealth’s 13 MPOs are integrally involved in helping MassDOT achieve its GreenDOT objectives and supporting the GHG reductions mandated under the GWSA. The MPOs seek to realize these objectives by prioritizing projects in the LRTP and TIP that will help reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The Boston Region MPO uses its TIP project evaluation criteria to score projects based on their GHG emissions impacts, multimodal Complete Streets accommodations, and ability to support smart-growth development. Tracking and evaluating GHG emissions by project will enable the MPOs to anticipate GHG impacts of the planned and programmed projects.

Coordination with Other Planning Activities

The MBTA’s Program for Mass Transportation

In 2009, the MBTA adopted its current Program for Mass Transportation (PMT). The PMT was developed with extensive public involvement and was approved by the MBTA Advisory Board.

The next PMT, Focus40, is under development. Focus40 is the 25-year investment plan to position the MBTA to meet the needs of the greater Boston region through 2040. The Focus40 process will create a long-term investment vision that recognizes current infrastructure challenges and the shifting demographics, changing climate, and evolving technology that may alter the role that the MBTA will play in greater Boston in the future. Focus40 will emphasize 1) improving system performance and reliability; 2) supporting economic growth; 3) supporting inclusive growth; 4) climate change mitigation and adaptation; and 5) providing a seamless multimodal experience.

In 2016, the Focus40 team examined the existing conditions and future context for the transit system, developed goals, and collected feedback and ideas for improvements through an extensive public engagement process. During 2017, the team will finalize the plan’s framework and objectives, propose programs and strategies that align with that framework, develop a recommended strategy, and finalize the plan. Recommendations from Focus40 will support MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan. The Boston MPO continues to monitor the development of Focus40 to inform its decision making about transit capital investments.

MetroFuture

MetroFuture, which was developed by MAPC and adopted in 2008, is the long-range plan for land use, housing, economic development, and environmental preservation in the Boston region. It includes a vision for the region’s future and a set of strategies for achieving that future. Its goals and objectives were used in developing the future land-use scenario for Charting Progress to 2040. MetroFuture’s goals, objectives, and strategies were considered in the development of this TIP.

youMove Massachusetts and weMove Massachusetts

A statewide initiative designed as a bottom-up approach to transportation planning, youMove Massachusetts (YMM) derived 10 core themes from a broad-based public participation process that articulated the expressed concerns, needs, and aspirations of Massachusetts residents related to their transportation network. Those themes have been considered in the development of this TIP.

In May 2014, MassDOT released weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (WMM), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ 2040 LRTP. WMM is a statewide strategic multimodal plan that is a product of the transportation reform legislation of 2009 and the YMM civic engagement process. It identifies high-level policy priorities that were considered in the development of this TIP. WMM also incorporates performance management into investment decision-making to calculate the differences in performance outcomes resulting from different funding levels available to MassDOT. In the future, MassDOT will use this scenario-based tool to update and refine investment priorities. The TIP builds on this data-driven method to prioritize transportation investments.

Healthy Transportation Compact

The Healthy Transportation Compact (HTC) is a major requirement of the Massachusetts landmark transportation reform legislation that took effect on November 1, 2009. It is an interagency initiative that will help ensure that the transportation decisions made by the Commonwealth balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health, support a cleaner environment, and create stronger communities.

The agencies work together to achieve positive health outcomes by coordinating land-use, transportation, and public health policy. HTC membership is made up of the secretary of transportation (co-chair), secretary of health and human services (co-chair), secretary of energy and environmental affairs, secretary of housing and economic development, administrator of transportation for highways, administrator of transportation for mass transit, and the commissioner of public health (each of whom may select a representative to serve in their stead).

The HTC also promotes improved coordination among the public sector, private sector, and advocacy groups, as well as among transportation, land-use, and public health stakeholders. As part of the framework for the HTC, MassDOT established a HTC Advisory Council comprised of advocates and leaders in the fields of land-use, transportation, and public health policy.

MassDOT Mode Shift Goal

In the fall of 2012, MassDOT announced a statewide mode shift goal to triple the share of travel by bicycling, transit, and walking between 2010 and 2030. The mode shift goal aims to foster improved quality of life by protecting our environment and preserving the capacity of our highway network. In addition, positive public health outcomes will be achieved by providing more healthy transportation options.

On September 9, 2013, MassDOT passed the Healthy Transportation Policy Directive to formalize its commitment to implementing and maintaining transportation networks that serve all mode choices. This directive will ensure that all MassDOT projects are designed and implemented in ways that provide all customers with access to safe and comfortable walking, bicycling, and transit options.

In November 2015, MassDOT released the Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide. This guide represents the next—but not the last—step in MassDOT’s continuing commitment to Complete Streets, sustainable transportation, and the creation of more safe and convenient transportation options for Massachusetts’ residents. This guide may be used by project planners and designers as a resource for considering, evaluating, and designing separated bike lanes as part of a Complete Streets approach.

In Charting Progress to 2040, the Boston Region MPO has established investment programs—particularly its Complete Streets and Bicycle and Pedestrian programs—that support the implementation of Complete Streets projects. These investment programs are reflected in this TIP. The MPO’s TIP project selection criteria also support the programming of Complete Streets and bicycle and pedestrian investments.

Consistency with MPO goals and objectives

In the development of Charting Progress to 2040, the Boston Region MPO updated its vision, goals, and objectives. These updated goals and objectives, listed on the following pages, guided the 2016 update of the TIP evaluation criteria. As such, the investments in the TIP aim to achieve the following:

Figure 1-3:

Goals and Objectives


GOALS OBJECTIVES
SAFETY
Transportation by all modes will be safe
• Reduce number and severity of crashes, all modes
• Reduce serious injuries and fatalities from transportation
• Protect transportation customers and employees from safety and security threats (Note: The MPO action will be to incorporate security investments into capital planning.)
SYSTEM PRESERVATION
Maintain the transportation system
• Improve condition of on- and off-system bridges 
• Improve pavement conditions on MassDOT-monitored roadway system 
• Maintain and modernize capital assets, including transit assets, throughout the system 
• Prioritize projects that support planned response capability to existing or future extreme conditions (sea level rise, flooding, and other natural and security- related man-made hazards) 
• Protect freight network elements, such as port facilities, that are vulnerable to climate-change impacts
CAPACITY MANAGEMENT/MOBILITY
Use existing facility capacity more efficiently and increase healthy transportation capacity
• Improve reliability of transit
• Implement roadway management and operations strategies, constructing improvements to the bicycle and pedestrian network, and supporting community-based transportation
• Create connected network of bicycle and accessible sidewalk facilities (at both regional and neighborhood scale) by expanding existing facilities and closing gaps
• Increase automobile and bicycle parking capacity and usage at transit stations
• Increase percentage of population and places of employment within one-quarter mile of transit stations and stops
• Increase percentage of population and places of employment with access to bicycle facilities
• Improve access to and accessibility of transit and active modes
• Support community-based and private-initiative services and programs to meet   last mile, reverse commute and other non-traditional transit/transportation needs, including those of the elderly and persons with disabilities
• Eliminate bottlenecks on the freight network
• Enhance intermodal connections
• Emphasize capacity management through low-cost investments; give priority to projects that focus on lower-cost O&M-type improvements such as intersection improvements and Complete Streets solutions
CLEAN AIR/CLEAN COMMUNITIES
Create an environmentally friendly transportation system
• Reduce greenhouse gases generated in the Boston region by all transportation modes as outlined in the Global Warming Solutions Act
• Reduce other transportation-related pollutants
• Minimize negative environmental impacts of the transportation system
• Support land use policies consistent with smart and healthy growth
TRANSPORTATION EQUITY
Provide comparable transportation access and service quality among communities, regardless of income level or minority population
• Target investments to areas that benefit a high percentage of low-income and minority populations
• Minimize any burdens associated with MPO-funded projects in low-income and minority areas
• Break down barriers to participation in MPO-decision making
ECONOMIC VITALITY
Ensure our transportation network provides a strong foundation for economic vitality
• Respond to the mobility needs of the 25–34-year-old workforce
• Minimize the burden of housing and transportation costs for residents in the region
• Prioritize transportation investments that serve targeted development sites
• Prioritize transportation investments consistent with the compact-growth strategies of MetroFuture

 

Chapter Two

The TIP Process

INTRODUCTION TO THE TIP Process

In planning for its region’s future, one of the most important decisions a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) faces is deciding how to allocate limited funds. Transportation improvements form part of the solution to many critical regional, state, national, and even global problems, such as traffic congestion, air pollution, traffic fatalities and injuries, climate change, and environmental justice. Because there is not nearly enough funding available to build all of the necessary and worthy projects that would address these problems, MPO investment choices must be guided by policies that help identify the most viable solutions.

Thus, each year, the Boston Region MPO conducts a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) development process that prioritizes transportation investments and helps the MPO decide how to spend federal transportation funds for capital projects. The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) to the Boston Region MPO manages the annual development process for the TIP. MPO staff help evaluate project funding requests, propose programming for new and ongoing projects based on anticipated yearly funding levels, support the MPO by creating a draft TIP document, and facilitate a public review of the draft before the MPO endorses the final document.

FINANCING THE PROGRAM

Federal Framework

The first step in allocating federal transportation funds is the passage by the United States Congress of a multiyear act that establishes a maximum level of federal transportation funding per federal fiscal year (FFY). The establishment of this level of funding is referred to as an authorization. The most recent authorization act, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), was signed into law on December 4, 2015.

Once the authorization level has been established, the United States Department of Transportation allocates funding among the states annually, based on various federal formulas. This allocation is referred to as an apportionment. The annual apportionment rarely represents the actual amount of federal funds that are ultimately committed to a state because of federally imposed limitations on spending in a given fiscal year, referred to as the obligation authority. In Massachusetts, TIPs are developed based on the estimated obligation authority.

Two of the most important distinctions between apportionment and obligation authority are 1) apportionment is allocated on a per program basis, while obligation authority is generally allocated as a lump sum; and 2) unused apportionment carries forward into successive FFYs, but unused obligation authority does not. Unused apportionment that is carried forward is referred to as an unobligated balance. Although a state’s unobligated balance can be used to increase the amount of federal aid programmed within a particular funding category in a given FFY, it cannot be used to increase the total amount of the state’s highway apportionment.

Federal Highway Program

Federal regulations require states to “provide MPOs with estimates of Federal and State funds which the MPOs shall utilize in developing financial plans” for TIPs. 3

The TIP Highway Program was developed with the assumption that federal funding for the state would range between $648 million and $708 million annually over the next five years (these amounts include the funds that would be set aside as payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program and exclude required matching funds).

The process of deciding how to use this federal funding in the Boston Region follows several steps. MassDOT first reserves funding for Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) debt service payments for the Accelerated Bridge Program; annual GANs payments range between $62 million and $117 million annually over the five years of this TIP.

The remaining Federal-Aid Highway Program funds are budgeted to support state and regional (i.e., MPO) priorities. In this planning cycle, $704 million to $745 million annually was available statewide for programming (these amounts include both federal dollars and the local match). MassDOT customarily provides the local match (which can also be provided by other entities); thus, projects are typically funded with 80 percent federal dollars and 20 percent state dollars, depending on the funding program.

Next, MassDOT allocates the remaining federal funding into the following categories:

The Regional Targets are discretionary funding for MPOs, suballocated by formula. MassDOT develops these targets in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA). Each MPO in the state can decide how to prioritize its Regional Target funding. Given that the Regional Target funding is a subset of the Highway Program, the MPO typically programs the majority of funding on roadway projects; however the Boston Region MPO has flexed portions of its Highway Program funding to the Transit Program for the Green Line Extension, a transit expansion project.

The MPO discretionary funding typically is used for modernization programs (intersection improvements and roadway reconstruction) and expansion projects (capacity and bicycle and pedestrian facilities), whereas statewide highway items cover the reliability programs (bridges, pavement, safety, and others).

During the next five years, the Boston Region MPO’s total Regional Target funding will be approximately $493 million, an average of $98 million per year. To decide how to spend its Regional Target funding, the Boston Region MPO engages its 101 cities and towns in an annual TIP development process.

Federal Transit Program

Federal aid for public transit authorities is allocated by formula to urbanized areas (UZAs). MassDOT is the recipient of this federal aid in the Boston UZA. In UZAs with populations greater than 200,000, such as the Boston UZA, the distribution formula factors in passenger-miles traveled, population density, and other factors associated with each transit provider. The three regional transit authorities (RTAs) in the Boston Region MPO area are the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), and Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA). The MBTA, with its extensive transit program and infrastructure, is the recipient of the preponderance of federal transit funds in the region.

Funding Programs

Metropolitan areas require support from many different federal-aid transportation programs, and each program has unique requirements. Federal programs in the FAST Act that fund projects in the FFYs 2018–22 TIP are listed in the following two tables.

 

TABLE 2-1:

Federal Highway Administration Programs Applicable to the FFYs 2018-22 TIP

FAST Act Program

Eligible Uses

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)

A wide range of projects to reduce congestion and improve air quality in nonattainment and maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Implementation of infrastructure-related highway safety improvements.

National Highway Performance Program (NHPP)

 

Improvements to interstate routes, major urban and rural arterials, connectors to major intermodal facilities, and the national defense network; replacement or rehabilitation of any public bridge; and resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating routes on the Interstate Highway System

Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP)

[formerly the Surface Transportation Program (STP)]

A broad range of surface transportation capital needs, including roads; transit, sea, and airport access; and vanpool, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

 

A set-aside from the STBGP that funds the construction of infrastructure-related projects (for example, sidewalk, crossing, and on-road bicycle facility improvements)

Metropolitan Planning

For facilities that contribute to an intermodal transportation system, including intercity bus, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities

National Highway Freight Program (NHFP)

For projects that improve the efficient movement of freight on the National Highway Freight Network

 


 

TABLE 2-2:

Federal Transit Administration Programs Applicable to the FFYs 2018-22 TIP

FAST Act Program

Eligible Uses

Urbanized Area Formula Grants
(Section 5307)

Transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas

Fixed Guideway/Bus
(Section 5337)

Replacement, rehabilitation, and other state-of-good-repair capital projects

Bus and Bus Facilities
(Section 5339)

Capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, and to construct
bus-related facilities

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
(Section 5310)

Capital expenses that support transportation to meet the special needs of older adults and persons with disabilities

Fixed-Guideway Capital Investment Grants
(Section 5309)

Provides grants for new and expanded rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry systems that reflect local priorities to improve transportation options in key corridors

 

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Highway Discretionary (Regional Target) Funding Project Selection Process

Overview

The MPO’s process for selecting projects to receive highway discretionary—or Regional Target—funding involves using evaluation criteria to help identify and prioritize projects that advance the MPO’s goals. The criteria are based on the MPO’s goals and objectives, which were adopted for its current Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040. All projects are required to show consistency with the LRTP and other statewide and regional plans.

The MPO staff evaluates each project that is considered for inclusion in the TIP based on a set of specific criteria that were developed by the MPO. Other factors considered include the readiness of a project for construction and municipal support for the project. Background information about the TIP project evaluation process is presented in Appendix B.

Outreach and Data Collection (November–February)

The process of reaching out to the public begins early in the FFY, when cities and towns designate TIP contacts and begin developing a list of priority projects to be considered for federal funding. Each November, MPO staff asks the staff of cities and towns in the region to identify their priority projects for consideration for federal funding. The MPO also elicits input from interested parties and members of the general public.

New projects must be initiated by the MassDOT Highway Division before they can be considered for programming in the TIP. MassDOT details the project initiation process and posts relevant documents on its Project Review Committee’s webpage, www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/Departments/ProjectManagement/ProjectReviewCommittee.aspx.  Municipal TIP Contacts and the MPO staff coordinate to update each project’s Project Funding Application Form through the MPO’s Interactive TIP Database, www.bostonmpo.org/apps/tip11/tip_query.html,  which summarizes information about each project's background, infrastructure condition and needs, development status, and ability to help the region attain the MPO’s goals and objectives. More information on the Project Funding Application Forms is presented in Appendix B.

MPO staff compiles the project funding requests into a Universe of Projects list, which consists of all identified projects being advanced for possible funding. The Universe includes projects that are fully designed and ready to be advertised for construction, those that are undergoing preliminary engineering and design, and projects still in the conceptual planning stage.

The MPO staff also monitors the anticipated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of each planned and programmed project in order to consider these impacts when prioritizing transportation investments. For more information on GHG emission monitoring and evaluation, see Appendix C.

Project Evaluation (February–March)

The MPO uses TIP project evaluation criteria to logically and transparently evaluate and select projects for programming in the TIP that advance the transportation future envisioned by the MPO. This process favors projects that support the following aims:

The project evaluation criteria consist of 28 questions that relate to six goals. A list of the TIP evaluation criteria (on page 2-9) provides an overview of the goals, criteria, and their point values.

In order for MPO staff to conduct a complete project evaluation, the project must have a functional design report. See MassDOT’s Project Development and Design Guide for information about what is included in a functional design report or be at a 25 percent design stage, or its plans must include the level of detail defined in a functional design report. This guide is available at www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/DoingBusinessWithUs/ManualsPublicationsForms/ProjectDevelopmentDesignGuide.aspx.  

The summary of evaluation results for projects considered for programming in the FFYs 2018–22 TIP is available in Table A-1 in Appendix A. The table contains the total project rating for each project. For more details about the evaluation criteria used to score projects, see Appendix B.

TIP Readiness Day

An important step toward TIP programming takes place midway through the TIP development cycle at a meeting, referred to as TIP Readiness Day, attended by MassDOT and MPO staff. At this meeting,  MassDOT project managers provide updates about cost and schedule changes related to currently programmed projects. These cost and schedule changes must to be taken into account as MPO staff help the MPO board consider updates to the already programmed years of the TIP as well as the addition of new projects in the outermost year of the TIP.

Staff Recommendation (March–April)

Using the evaluation ratings and information gathered about project readiness (when a project likely would be fully designed and ready for construction), staff prepares a First-Tier List of Projects. This list cites the projects that both earned the highest ratings in the MPO’s evaluation process, and which could be made ready for advertising within the TIP’s time horizon—the next five FFYs.

The MPO staff strongly considers the First-Tier List of Projects when preparing a recommendation to the MPO for projects to program in the TIP. Other factors considered include whether a project was programmed in the LRTP, investment program goals, equity of investments across the region, and whether sufficient funding is available for the proposed projects.

 

The graphic shows the 28 evaluation criteria across six goals that the MPO uses to score TIP projects.

 

Figure 2-1:

TIP Evaluation Criteria

 

Figure 2-1: TIP Evaluation Criteria: The graphic shows the 28 evaluation criteria across the six MPO goals. The MPO uses these criteria to score TIP projects.


 

Selection Process for State Prioritized Projects

The process of selecting transit, bridge, and statewide infrastructure projects to be programmed in the TIP draws primarily from MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP), which is a fully integrated capital plan produced by all MassDOT divisions and the MBTA.

Projects in the CIP are selected from MassDOT’s Universe of Projects. They are prioritized based on a process recommended by the independent Project Selection Advisory Council and on data from asset management systems maintained by MassDOT agencies.

Projects that receive the highest priority are those that meet MassDOT’s goals for maintaining and improving the overall condition and reliability of the system; modernizing the system to make it safer and more accessible and to accommodate growth; and expanding and diversifying transportation options for communities. The following criteria guide project selection:

 

The transit element of the TIP also includes the federal-aid programs of the other two transit authorities in the region, CATA and MWRTA. CATA and MWRTA coordinate with the MassDOT Rail and Transit Division to develop their capital programs.

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Approval of the Draft TIP for Public Review

The MPO considers the evaluation results, First-Tier List of Projects, and staff recommendation in prioritizing projects for Regional Target funding. The body also considers public input, regional importance, and other factors in developing the draft TIP. In addition to prioritizing the Regional Target funding, the MPO reviews statewide infrastructure items, the Bridge Program, and the capital programs for the MBTA, CATA, and MWRTA before voting to release a draft TIP for public review.

The MPO votes to release the draft document for public review and comment and invites members of the public, regional and local officials, and other stakeholders in the Boston region to review the proposed program. MPO staff hosts outreach events, including its Office Hours and similar Open House events, during the public comment period to elicit comments on the draft document; summaries of these public comments are listed in Appendix F.

Approval of the Draft TIP

After the comment period ends, the MPO reviews all municipal and public comments and makes changes to the document as appropriate. It then endorses the TIP and submits it to FHWA and FTA for approval. MassDOT incorporates the MPO-endorsed TIP into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The FHWA, FTA and US Environmental Protection Agency review the STIP for certification by September 30, the FFY end.

Updating the TIP

The TIP is a dynamic program that may be amended and adjusted throughout the year. Administrative modifications and amendments often must be introduced because of changes in project status (advertisement readiness), project cost, project design scope, or available revenues. An amendment is a revision that requires public review and comment and a demonstration of fiscal constraint.

Consistent with federal guidelines, if a project is valued at $5 million or less, the threshold for defining an amendment is a change of $500,000 or more. The threshold for projects valued at greater than $5 million is 10 percent or more of the project value. Changes that are less than these thresholds may be considered in the form of administrative modifications. The MPO acts on administrative modifications, and although a public review period is not required, one may be provided at the MPO’s discretion.

Affected municipalities and constituencies and the public are notified of pending amendments at the start of an amendment’s public review period. The proposed amendments are posted on the MPO’s website, www.bostonmpo.org. Public notices are distributed through MPOinfo, the MPO’s email contact list, which members of the public may join by signing up on the MPO’s website, www.ctps.org/subscribe.  

These notices provide a summary of the amendment’s contents, dates of the public review period, contact information for submitting a comment to the MPO, and the date, time and location that the MPO will take a vote on that amendment. Also during the public review period, the MPO staff notifies and briefs the Regional Transportation Advisory Council on the amendment and provides comments from the Council to the MPO. Municipal representatives and members of the public are also invited to submit written or oral testimony at the MPO meetings at which amendments are discussed or voted upon.

The MPO typically holds a 30-day comment period (in FFY 2017 the comment period was 21 days) before taking final action on an amendment. In extraordinary circumstances, the MPO may vote to shorten the public comment period to a minimum of 15 days. The MPO’s Public Participation Plan was amended in March 2017 to revise the duration of the public comment period from 30 days to 21 days for FFY 2017. The MPO’s website is the best place to find current information about the TIP.

All changes to the draft TIP that have been approved by the MPO, and changes to the endorsed TIP, such as amendments and modifications, that have been approved by the MPO, are available on the TIP webpage on the MPO’s website, www.bostonmpo.org/tip.

Comments or questions about the draft materials may be submitted directly through the website, via email, voiced at MPO meetings and other public MPO events, or submitted via US postal mail.

 

Chapter Three

Summary of Highway and Transit Programming

 

The following tables list, by year, the projects and programs funded in FFYs 2018–22.

A description of each project and program funded in the TIP’s Highway Program is presented, and programs funded under the Highway Program are listed by municipality.

 

2018 Boston Region Transportation Improvement Program      
     
Amendment /
Adjustment Type ▼
STIP                             Program ▼ MassDOT Project ID Metropolitan Planning Organization ▼ Municipality Name ▼ MassDOT                                                                                                              Project                                                                                               Description MassDOT  District Funding                       Source Total Programmed                Funds Federal                    Funds Non-Federal                        Funds Additional Information ▼                                   Present information as follows, if applicable: a) Planning / Design / or Construction; b) total project cost and funding sources used; c) advance construction status; d) MPO project score; e) name of entity receiving a transfer; f) name of entity paying the non-state non-federal match; g) earmark details; h) TAP project proponent; i) other information
►Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects
►Regionally Prioritized Projects          
  Roadway reconstruction program 600518 Boston Region Hingham HINGHAM- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT DERBY STREET, WHITING STREET (ROUTE 53) AND GARDNER STREET 5 HSIP  $611,547  $550,392  $61,155 Construction; STP+HSIP Total Cost = $2,844,392; MPO Evaluation Score = 28
Roadway reconstruction program 600518 Boston Region Hingham HINGHAM- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT DERBY STREET, WHITING STREET (ROUTE 53) AND GARDNER STREET 5 STP  $2,232,845  $1,786,276  $446,569 Construction; STP+HSIP Total Cost = $2,844,392; MPO Evaluation Score = 28
Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 CMAQ  $13,427,220  $10,741,776  $2,685,444 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions; AC Yr 3 of 6
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 STP  $33,072,780  $26,458,224  $6,614,556 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions; AC Yr 3 of 6
  Roadway reconstruction program 604989 Boston Region Southborough SOUTHBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF MAIN STREET (ROUTE 30), FROM SEARS ROAD TO PARK STREET 6 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $7,271,690; MPO Evaluation Score = 42
  Roadway reconstruction program 604989 Boston Region Southborough SOUTHBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF MAIN STREET (ROUTE 30), FROM SEARS ROAD TO PARK STREET 3 TAP  $1,456,250  $1,165,000  $291,250 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $7,271,690; MPO Evaluation Score = 42; TAP project proponent = Southborough
  Roadway reconstruction program 604989 Boston Region Southborough SOUTHBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF MAIN STREET (ROUTE 30), FROM SEARS ROAD TO PARK STREET 3 STP  $4,815,440  $3,852,352  $963,088 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $7,271,690; MPO Evaluation Score = 42
  Roadway reconstruction program 605110 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS @ ROUTE 9 & VILLAGE SQUARE (GATEWAY EAST) 6 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; TAP+STP+CMAQ+Private Sector Constribution ($1,000,000) = $7,000,834; MPO Evaluation Score = 68
  Roadway reconstruction program 605110 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS @ ROUTE 9 & VILLAGE SQUARE (GATEWAY EAST) 6 TAP  $1,255,000  $1,004,000  $251,000 Construction; TAP+STP+CMAQ+Private Sector Constribution ($1,000,000) = $7,000,834; MPO Evaluation Score = 68; TAP project proponent = Brookline
  Roadway reconstruction program 605110 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS @ ROUTE 9 & VILLAGE SQUARE (GATEWAY EAST) 6 STP  $3,745,834  $2,996,667  $749,167 Construction; TAP+STP+CMAQ+Private Sector Constribution ($1,000,000) = $7,000,834; MPO Evaluation Score = 68
  Capacity program 601630 Boston Region Multiple WEYMOUTH- ABINGTON- RECONSTRUCTION & WIDENING ON ROUTE 18 (MAIN STREET) FROM HIGHLAND PLACE TO ROUTE 139 (4.0 MILES) INCLUDES REPLACING W-32-013, ROUTE 18 OVER THE OLD COLONY RAILROAD (MBTA) 6 STP  $27,631,758  $22,105,406  $5,526,352 Construction; STP+NHPP+HSIP+TEA-21 Earmark+BR Total Cost = $81,812,268; AC Yr 3 of 3 (project originally funded into FFY 2019, but all remaining funding was transferred into FFY 2018)
  Capacity program 603711 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM- WELLESLEY- REHAB/REPLACEMENT OF 6 BRIDGES ON I-95/ROUTE 128: N-04-020, N-04-021, N-04-022, N-04-026, N-04-027, N-04-037 & W-13-023 (ADD-A-LANE - CONTRACT V) 6 NHPP  $1,988,367  $1,590,694  $397,673 Construction; NHPP+BR+Statewide Infrastructure Total Cost = $164,919,140 ($1,988,367 programmed within FFYs 2018-22 TIP) ; AC Yr 5 of 5
  Bicycles and pedestrians program 608352 Boston Region Salem SALEM- CANAL STREET RAIL TRAIL CONSTRUCTION (PHASE 2) 4 TAP  $2,787,456  $2,229,965  $557,491 Construction; TAP Total Cost = $2,787,456; MPO Evaluation Score = 37; TAP project proponent = Salem
Regionally Prioritized Projects subtotal ►  $95,024,497  $76,080,752  $18,943,745 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 1A / Fiscal Constraint Analysis        
Total Regional Federal Aid Funds Programmed ►  $95,024,497  $95,038,936 ◄Total Budget  $14,439 Target Funds Available
Section 1A instructions: MPO Template Name) Choose Regional Name from dropdown list to populate header and MPO column; Column C) Enter ID from ProjectInfo; Column E) Choose Municipality Name from dropdown list; Column H) Choose the Funding Source being used for the project - if multiple funding sources are being used enter multiple lines; Column I) Enter the total amount of funds being programmed in this fiscal year and for each funding source; Column J) Federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the amount and only change if needed for flex. Column K) Non-federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the split/match - if matching an FTA flex, coordinate with Rail & Transit Division before programming; Column L) Enter Additional Information as described - please do not use any other format. STP programmed ►  $73,487,024  $77,071,365 ◄ Max STP  $3,584,341 STP available
HSIP programmed ►  $611,547  $4,296,710 ◄ Min. HSIP  $3,685,163 HSIP recommended not met
CMAQ programmed ►  $15,427,220  $10,741,776 ◄ Min. CMAQ  $(4,685,444) CMAQ recommended met
TAP programmed ►  $5,498,706  $2,929,085 ◄ Min. TAP  $(2,569,621) TAP amount exceeded!
Remaining HSIP, CMAQ, and TAP Funds  $14,439      
►Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects
►Other Federal Aid          
  Earmark Discretionary 606134 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS ON BLUE HILL AVENUE AND WARREN STREET 6 HPP  $2,501,046  $2,000,837  $500,209 Construction; HPP 2129 (MA155)
  Earmark Discretionary Project # Boston Municipalities Description District HPP  $-    $-    $-    
Other Federal Aid subtotal ►  $2,501,046  $2,000,837  $500,209 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
 
►Section 2A / State Prioritized Reliability Projects
►Bridge Program / Inspections          
  Bridge Program Project # Statewide N/A Bridge Inspection Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Bridge Program / Inspections subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / Off-System          
  Bridge Program 606632 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, H-23-006=W-24-016, FRUIT STREET OVER CSX & SUDBURY RIVER 3 STP-BR-OFF  $12,993,071  $10,394,457  $2,598,614 Construction
  Bridge Program 604655 Boston Region Marshfield MARSHFIELD- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, M-07-007, BEACH STREET OVER THE CUT RIVER 5 STP-BR-OFF  $4,189,856  $3,351,884  $837,971 Construction
  Bridge Program 607533 Boston Region Waltham WALTHAM- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, W-04-006, WOERD AVENUE OVER CHARLES RIVER 4 STP-BR-OFF  $2,197,943  $1,758,354  $439,589 Construction
Bridge Program / Off-System subtotal ►  $19,380,870  $15,504,696  $3,876,174 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / On-System (NHS)          
  Bridge Program 604952 Boston Region Multiple LYNN- SAUGUS- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, L-18-016=S-05-008, ROUTE 107 OVER THE SAUGUS RIVER (AKA - BELDEN G. BLY BRIDGE) 4 NHPP-On  $51,527,391  $41,221,913  $10,305,478 Construction
  Bridge Program 604173 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-016, NORTH WASHINGTON STREET OVER THE BOSTON INNER HARBOR 6 NHPP-On  $42,000,000  $33,600,000  $8,400,000 Construction / AC Year 2 of 5, Total Cost $144,066,616
Bridge Program / On-System (NHS) subtotal ►  $93,527,391  $74,821,913  $18,705,478 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS)          
  Bridge Program Project # MPO N/A Description District NHPP-Off  $-  $-    $-    
Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS) subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance          
  Bridge Program 607915 Boston Region Multiple NEWTON- WELLESLEY- WESTON- BRIDGE MAINTENANCE OF N-12-063, N-12-054, N-12-055 & N-12-056 ON I-95/ROUTE 128 6 NHPP-On  $1,596,667  $1,277,334  $319,333 Construction
  Bridge Program 608521 Boston Region Salem SALEM- BRIDGE MAINTENANCE, S-01-018 (32T), (ST 114) NORTH STREET OVER (ST 107) BRIDGE STREET & MBTA 4 NHPP-Off  $2,400,000  $1,920,000  $480,000 Construction
Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance subtotal ►  $3,996,667  $3,197,334  $799,333 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Interstate Pavement          
  Interstate Pavement 608823 Boston Region Multiple WELLESLEY- NEWTON- WESTON- PAVEMENT RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 6 NHPP  $6,074,640  $5,467,176  $607,464 Construction
Insterstate Pavement subtotal ►  $6,074,640  $5,467,176  $607,464 ◄ 90% Federal + 10% Non-Federal
►Non-Interstate Pavement          
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608008 Boston Region Saugus SAUGUS- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 1 4 NHPP  $9,812,880  $7,850,304  $1,962,576 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608478 Boston Region Concord CONCORD- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 2 4 NHPP  $4,248,000  $3,398,400  $849,600 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608379 Boston Region Multiple LEXINGTON- BELMONT- ARLINGTON- CAMBRIDGE- PAVEMENT PRESERVATION ON ROUTE 2 4 NHPP  $8,437,000  $6,749,600  $1,687,400 Construction / Includes $1,040,000 of stormwater improvements
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608069 Boston Region Multiple MARSHFIELD- PEMBROKE- NORWELL- HANOVER- ROCKLAND- HINGHAM- RESURFACING & RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 3 5 NHPP  $13,876,216  $11,100,973  $2,775,243 Construction / Includes $400,000 of stormwater improvements
Non-Interstate Pavement subtotal ►  $36,374,096  $29,099,277  $7,274,819 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Roadway Improvements          
  Roadway Improvements Project # MPO Multiple Description District STP  $-    $-    $-    
Roadway Improvements subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Safety Improvements          
  Safety Improvements 606381 Boston Region Multiple ARLINGTON- BELMONT- HIGHWAY LIGHTING REPAIR & MAINTENANCE ON ROUTE 2  4 STP  $9,100,506  $7,280,405  $1,820,101 Construction
Safety Improvements subtotal ►  $9,100,506  $7,280,405  $1,820,101 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 2B / State Prioritized Modernization Projects
► ADA Retrofits          
  ADA Retrofits Project # MPO Municipalities Description District STP  $-    $-    $-    
ADA Retrofits subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Intersection Improvements          
  Intersection Improvements 608651 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- ADAPTIVE SIGNAL CONTROLS ON ROUTE 37 (GRANITE STREET) 6 CMAQ  $500,000  $400,000  $100,000 Construction
Intersection Improvements subtotal ►  $500,000  $400,000  $100,000 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Intelligent Transportation Systems          
  Intelligent Transportation Systems Project # Statewide Multiple Description Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Intelligent Transportation System subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Roadway Reconstruction          
  Roadway Reconstruction Project # MPO N/A Description District CMAQ  $-    $-    $-    
Roadway Reconstruction subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 2C / State Prioritized Expansion Projects
►Bicycles and Pedestrians          
  Bicycles and Pedestrians 607732 Boston Region Multiple FRAMINGHAM- NATICK- COCHITUATE RAIL TRAIL CONSTRUCTION INCLUDING PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, N-03-014, OVER ROUTE 9 & F-07-033=N-03-029 OVER ROUTE 30 3 CMAQ  $9,770,863  $7,816,690  $1,954,173 Construction / PSAC score 35.5
Bicycles and Pedestrians subtotal ►  $9,770,863  $7,816,690  $1,954,173 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Capacity          
  Capacity Project # MPO Municipalities Description District CMAQ  $-    $-    $-    
Capacity subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 3 / Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs
►Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs          
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs Project # Statewide Multiple Description Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Other Statewide Items subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 4 / Non-Federally Aided Projects
►Non-Federally Aided Projects          
  Non Federal Aid Project # MPO Municipalities Description District NFA  $-      $-    
Non-Federal Aid subtotal►  $-      $-   ◄100% Non-Federal
2018 Summary TIP Section 1 - 3: ▼ TIP Section 4: ▼ Total of All Projects ▼    
Total ►  $276,250,576  $-    $276,250,576 ◄ Total Spending in Region
Federal Funds ►  $221,669,080    $221,669,080 ◄ Total Federal Spending in Region
Non-Federal Funds ►  $54,581,497  $-    $54,581,497 ◄ Total Non-Federal Spending in Region
701 CMR 7.00 Use of Road Flaggers and Police Details on Public Works Projects / 701 CMR 7.00 (the Regulation) was promulgated and became law on October 3, 2008.  Under this Regulation, the CMR is applicable to any Public works Project that is performed within the limits of, or that impact traffic on, any Public Road.  The Municipal Limitation referenced in this Regulation is applicable only to projects where the Municipality is the Awarding Authority.  For all projects contained in the TIP, the Commonwealth is the Awarding Authority.  Therefore, all projects must be considered and implemented in accordance with 701 CMR 7.00, and the Road Flagger and Police Detail Guidelines. By placing a project on the TIP, the Municipality acknowledges that 701 CMR 7.00 is applicable to its project and design and construction will be fully compliant with this Regulation.   This information, and additional information relative to guidance and implementation of the Regulation can be found at the following link on the MassDOT Highway Division website:  http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/flaggers/main.aspx

 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Project List (FY2018)
FTA Program Project Number Transit Agency FTA Activity Line Item Project Description Carryover (unobligated) Federal Funds State Funds TDC Local Funds Total Cost
5307                    
5307 RTD0005465 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 117A00 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE $350,000 $0 $0 $87,500 $437,500
5307 RTD0005467 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114206 ACQUIRE - SHOP EQ/SOFTWARE MAINT $40,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $50,000
5307 RTD0005469 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114220 ACQUIRE - MISC SUPPORT EQUIPMENT $27,267 $6,817 $0 $0 $34,084
5307 RTD0005473 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114206 ACQUIRE - SHOP EQUIPMENT $52,000 $13,000 $0 $0 $65,000
5307 RTD0005474 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 113410 REHAB- SHELTERS Railroad, P&R, Emerson Ave $33,600 $8,400 $0 $0 $42,000
5307 RTD0005475 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 113310 CONSTRUCT - BUS SHELTER-CATA HUB/COA $14,400 $3,600 $0 $0 $18,000
5307 RTD0005476 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 113410 REHAB/RENOVATE - BUS PASSENGER SHELTERS $9,600 $2,400 $0 $0 $12,000
5307 RTD0005989 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 113403 TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) $150,000 $37,500 $0 $0 $187,500
5307 RTD0005990 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 117C00 NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV $1,300,000 $325,000 $0 $0 $1,625,000
5307 RTD0005991 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 114200 ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES $248,415 $62,104 $0 $0 $310,519
5307 RTD0005992 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 440000 Mobility Management $25,000 $6,250 $0 $0 $31,250
5307 RTD0006350 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 121200 Revenue Vehicle Program $76,000,000 $0 $0 $19,000,000 $95,000,000
5307 RTD0006351 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 126301 Systemwide Signals Program $65,446,986 $0 $0 $16,361,747 $81,808,733
          Subtotal $143,697,268 $475,071 $0 $35,449,247 $179,621,586
5309                    
5309 RTD0005980 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 132303 Green Line Extension Project $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,878,038 $297,878,038
          Subtotal $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,878,038 $297,878,038
5310                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5311                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5337                    
5337 RTD0006352 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 122405 Bridge & Tunnel Program $72,000,000 $0 $0 $18,000,000 $90,000,000
5337 RTD0006353 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123400 Stations and Facilities Program $50,401,533 $0 $0 $12,600,383 $63,001,916
5337 RTD0006354 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 124400 System Upgrades Program $20,000,000 $0 $0 $5,000,000 $25,000,000
          Subtotal $142,401,533 $0 $0 $35,600,383 $178,001,916
5339                    
5339 RTD0006355 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 111400 Bus Program $5,318,786 $0 $0 $1,329,696 $6,648,482
          Subtotal $5,318,786 $0 $0 $1,329,696 $6,648,482
5320                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Federal                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Non-Federal                    
Other Non-Federal RTD0006002 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 115320 CONSTRUCT MISC ELEC/POWER EQUIP $0 $750,000 $0 $0 $750,000
          Subtotal $0 $750,000 $0 $0 $750,000
          Total $441,417,587 $1,225,071 $0 $220,257,364 $662,900,022
Funds listed under the Carry Over column are included in the Federal Amount

 

2019 Boston Region Transportation Improvement Program      
     
Amendment /
Adjustment Type ▼
STIP                             Program ▼ MassDOT Project ID Metropolitan Planning Organization ▼ Municipality Name ▼ MassDOT                                                                                                              Project                                                                                               Description MassDOT  District Funding                       Source Total Programmed                Funds Federal                    Funds Non-Federal                        Funds Additional Information ▼                                   Present information as follows, if applicable: a) Planning / Design / or Construction; b) total project cost and funding sources used; c) advance construction status; d) MPO project score; e) name of entity receiving a transfer; f) name of entity paying the non-state non-federal match; g) earmark details; h) TAP project proponent; i) other information
►Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects
►Regionally Prioritized Projects          
  Roadway reconstruction program 607428 Boston Region Multiple HOPEDALE- MILFORD- RESURFACING & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 16 (MAIN STREET), FROM WATER STREET WEST TO APPROXIMATELY 120 FEET WEST OF THE MILFORD/HOPEDALE T.L AND THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 140. 3 HSIP  $1,940,476  $1,746,428  $194,048 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP Total Cost = $2,727,881; MPO Evaluation Score = 54
  Roadway reconstruction program 607428 Boston Region Multiple HOPEDALE- MILFORD- RESURFACING & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 16 (MAIN STREET), FROM WATER STREET WEST TO APPROXIMATELY 120 FEET WEST OF THE MILFORD/HOPEDALE T.L AND THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 140. 3 CMAQ  $787,405  $629,924  $157,481 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP Total Cost = $2,727,881; MPO Evaluation Score = 54
  Roadway reconstruction program 607652 Boston Region Everett EVERETT- RECONSTRUCTION OF FERRY STREET, SOUTH FERRY STREET AND A PORTION OF ELM STREET 4 HSIP  $1,448,825  $1,303,943  $144,883 Cosntruction; CMAQ+STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $16,599,002; MPO Evaluation Score = 73
  Roadway reconstruction program 607652 Boston Region Everett EVERETT- RECONSTRUCTION OF FERRY STREET, SOUTH FERRY STREET AND A PORTION OF ELM STREET 4 CMAQ  $1,275,588  $1,020,470  $255,118 Cosntruction; CMAQ+STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $16,599,002; MPO Evaluation Score = 73
  Roadway reconstruction program 607652 Boston Region Everett EVERETT- RECONSTRUCTION OF FERRY STREET, SOUTH FERRY STREET AND A PORTION OF ELM STREET 4 TAP  $724,412  $579,530  $144,882 Cosntruction; CMAQ+STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $16,599,002; MPO Evaluation Score = 73; TAP project proponent = Everett
  Roadway reconstruction program 607652 Boston Region Everett EVERETT- RECONSTRUCTION OF FERRY STREET, SOUTH FERRY STREET AND A PORTION OF ELM STREET 4 STP  $13,150,177  $10,520,142  $2,630,035 Cosntruction; CMAQ+STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $16,599,002; MPO Evaluation Score = 73
  Roadway reconstruction program 606043 Boston Region Hopkinton HOPKINTON- SIGNAL & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 135 3 HSIP  $1,275,206  $1,147,685  $127,521 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+STP Total Cost = $8,174,400
  Roadway reconstruction program 606043 Boston Region Hopkinton HOPKINTON- SIGNAL & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 135 3 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+STP Total Cost = $8,174,400
  Roadway reconstruction program 606043 Boston Region Hopkinton HOPKINTON- SIGNAL & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON ROUTE 135 3 TAP  $5,899,194  $4,719,355  $1,179,839 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+STP Total Cost = $8,174,400; TAP project proponent = Hopkinton
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 CMAQ  $13,427,220  $10,741,776  $2,685,444 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 4 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 STP  $27,072,780  $21,658,224  $5,414,556 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 4 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Roadway reconstruction program 605034 Boston Region Natick NATICK- RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE 27 (NORTH MAIN STREET), FROM NORTH AVENUE TO THE WAYLAND T.L. 3 CMAQ  $2,415,334  $1,932,267  $483,067 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $12,688,000; MPO Evaluation Score = 60
  Roadway reconstruction program 605034 Boston Region Natick NATICK- RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE 27 (NORTH MAIN STREET), FROM NORTH AVENUE TO THE WAYLAND T.L. 3 TAP  $1,318,933  $1,055,146  $263,787 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $12,688,000; MPO Evaluation Score = 60
  Roadway reconstruction program 605034 Boston Region Natick NATICK- RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE 27 (NORTH MAIN STREET), FROM NORTH AVENUE TO THE WAYLAND T.L. 3 STP  $8,953,733  $7,162,986  $1,790,747 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $12,688,000; MPO Evaluation Score = 60
  Roadway reconstruction program 605789 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF MELNEA CASS BOULEVARD 6 STP  $7,348,506  $5,878,805  $1,469,701 Construction; STP+Earmark Total Cost = $24,792,845 ; MPO Evaluation Score = 59
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM-NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO REOUT 9 (NEWTON) 6 HSIP  $2,319,644  $2,087,680  $231,964 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 1 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM-NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO REOUT 9 (NEWTON) 6 CMAQ  $2,000,000  $1,600,000  $400,000 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 1 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM-NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO REOUT 9 (NEWTON) 6 TAP  $1,546,492  $1,237,194  $309,298 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 1 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75; TAP project proponent = Needham
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM-NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO REOUT 9 (NEWTON) 6 STP  $4,851,064  $3,880,851  $970,213 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 1 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75
Regionally Prioritized Projects subtotal ►  $6,176,706  $5,280,295  $896,411 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 1A / Fiscal Constraint Analysis        
Total Regional Federal Aid Funds Programmed ►  $98,754,989  $98,794,261 ◄Total Budget  $39,272 Target Funds Available
Section 1A instructions: MPO Template Name) Choose Regional Name from dropdown list to populate header and MPO column; Column C) Enter ID from ProjectInfo; Column E) Choose Municipality Name from dropdown list; Column H) Choose the Funding Source being used for the project - if multiple funding sources are being used enter multiple lines; Column I) Enter the total amount of funds being programmed in this fiscal year and for each funding source; Column J) Federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the amount and only change if needed for flex. Column K) Non-federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the split/match - if matching an FTA flex, coordinate with Rail & Transit Division before programming; Column L) Enter Additional Information as described - please do not use any other format. STP programmed ►  $61,376,260  $80,826,690 ◄ Max STP  $19,450,430 STP available
HSIP programmed ►  $6,984,151  $4,296,710 ◄ Min. HSIP  $(2,687,441) HSIP recommended met
CMAQ programmed ►  $20,905,547  $10,741,776 ◄ Min. CMAQ  $(10,163,771) CMAQ recommended met
TAP programmed ►  $9,489,031  $2,929,085 ◄ Min. TAP  $(6,559,946) TAP amount exceeded!
Remaining HSIP, CMAQ, and TAP Funds  $39,272      
►Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects
►Other Federal Aid          
  Earmark Discretionary 605789 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF MELNEA CASS BOULEVARD  6 HPP  $5,007,375  $4,005,900  $1,001,475 Construction; HPP 4284 (MA203); STP+Earmarks Total Cost = $24,792,845 
  Earmark Discretionary 605789 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF MELNEA CASS BOULEVARD  6 HPP  $2,703,983  $2,163,186  $540,797 Construction; HPP 756 (MA126); STP+Earmarks Total Cost = $24,792,845 
  Earmark Discretionary 605789 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF MELNEA CASS BOULEVARD  6 HPP  $6,259,219  $5,007,375  $1,251,844 Construction; (MA154); STP+Earmarks Total Cost = $24,792,845 
  Earmark Discretionary 605789 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF MELNEA CASS BOULEVARD  6 HPP  $3,473,764  $2,779,011  $694,753 Construction; (MA194); STP+Earmarks Total Cost = $24,792,845 
  Earmark Discretionary 607330 Boston Region Milton MILTON- DECK RECONSTRUCTION OVER SE EXPRESSWAY (EAST MILTON SQUARE), INCLUDES PARKING & NEW LANDSCAPED AREA 4 HPP  $1,502,213  $1,201,770  $300,443 Construction; (MA125)
  Earmark Discretionary 607330 Boston Region Milton MILTON- DECK RECONSTRUCTION OVER SE EXPRESSWAY (EAST MILTON SQUARE), INCLUDES PARKING & NEW LANDSCAPED AREA 4 HPP  $1,251,844  $1,001,475  $250,369 Construction; (MA134)
  Earmark Discretionary 606316 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REHABILITATION, B-27-016, OVER MBTA OFF CARLTON STREET 6 HPP  $751,106  $600,885  $150,221 Demo ID: MA 149

Repurposed earmark, formerly design and construct signal crossing and other safety improvements to Emerald Necklace Greenway Bicycle Trail, Town of Brookline
Other Federal Aid subtotal ►  $20,949,502  $16,759,602  $4,189,900 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
 
►Section 2A / State Prioritized Reliability Projects
►Bridge Program / Inspections          
  Bridge Program Project # MPO Municipalities Description District NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Bridge Program / Inspections subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / Off-System          
  Bridge Program 608079 Boston Region Sharon SHARON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-09-003 (40N), MASKWONICUT STREET OVER AMTRAK/MBTA 5 STP-BR-OFF  $5,219,900  $4,175,920  $1,043,980 Construction
  Bridge Program 608255 Boston Region Stow STOW- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-29-011, BOX MILL ROAD OVER ELIZABETH BROOK 3 STP-BR-OFF  $1,482,000  $1,185,600  $296,400 Construction
Bridge Program / Off-System subtotal ►  $6,701,900  $5,361,520  $1,340,380 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / On-System (NHS)          
  Bridge Program 604173 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-016, NORTH WASHINGTON STREET OVER THE BOSTON INNER HARBOR 6 NHPP-On  $42,000,000  $33,600,000  $8,400,000 AC Year 3 of 5, Total Cost $144,066,616
Bridge Program / On-System (NHS) subtotal ►  $42,000,000  $33,600,000  $8,400,000 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS)          
  Bridge Program Project # MPO N/A Description District NHPP-Off  $-  $-    $-    
Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS) subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance          
  Bridge Program 608234 Boston Region Multiple BOSTON- RANDOLPH- BRIDGE PRESERVATION OF 3 BRIDGES: B-16-165, R-01-005 & R-01-007 6 NHPP-On  $2,303,571  $1,842,857  $460,714 Construction
Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance subtotal ►  $2,303,571  $1,842,857  $460,714 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Interstate Pavement          
  Interstate Pavement 608219 Boston Region Multiple READING- WAKEFIELD- INTERSTATE MAINTENANCE AND RELATED WORK ON I-95 4 NHPP  $4,123,392  $3,711,053  $412,339 Construction
Insterstate Pavement subtotal ►  $4,123,392  $3,711,053  $412,339 ◄ 90% Federal + 10% Non-Federal
►Non-Interstate Pavement          
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608467 Boston Region Marlborough MARLBOROUGH- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 20 3 NHPP  $9,940,320  $7,952,256  $1,988,064 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608468 Boston Region Multiple PEABODY- DANVERS- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 1 4 NHPP  $11,597,040  $9,277,632  $2,319,408 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608528 Boston Region Multiple WESTON- WALTHAM- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 20 4 NHPP  $12,026,560  $9,621,248  $2,405,312 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608587 Boston Region Dedham DEDHAM- RECONSTRUCTION & RELATED WORK OF BRIDGE STREET (ROUTE 109) AND AMES STREET 6 NHPP  $5,424,717  $4,339,774  $1,084,943 Construction
Non-Interstate Pavement subtotal ►  $38,988,637  $31,190,910  $7,797,727 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Roadway Improvements          
  Roadway Improvements 608214 Boston Region Winchester WINCHESTER- STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS ALONG ROUTE 3  4 STP  $232,960  $186,368  $46,592 Construction
  Roadway Improvements 608599 Boston Region Multiple CANTON- SHARON- FOXBOROUGH- NORWOOD-WALPOLE- STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS ALONG ROUTE 1, ROUTE 1A & INTERSTATE 95 5 STP  $526,235  $420,988  $105,247 Construction
Roadway Improvements subtotal ►  $759,195  $607,356  $151,839 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Safety Improvements          
  Safety Improvements 608608 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- HIGHWAY LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS AT I-93/ROUTE 3 INTERCHANGE 6 STP  $7,008,503  $5,606,802  $1,401,701 Construction / Total Project Cost $9,697,229 / AC YR 1 of 2
  Safety Improvements 608205 Boston Region Multiple READING TO LYNNFIELD- GUIDE AND TRAFFIC SIGN REPLACEMENT ON A SECTION OF I-95 (SR 128) 4 HSIP  $4,513,288  $4,061,959  $451,329 Construction
  Safety Improvements 608206 Boston Region Multiple CHELSEA TO DANVERS- GUIDE AND TRAFFIC SIGN REPLACEMENT ON A SECTION OF US ROUTE 1 4 HSIP  $7,195,084  $6,475,576  $719,508 Construction
Safety Improvements subtotal ►  $18,716,875  $16,144,337  $2,572,538 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 2B / State Prioritized Modernization Projects
► ADA Retrofits          
  ADA Retrofits Project # Statewide Multiple Description 1 STP  $-    $-    $-    
ADA Retrofits subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Intersection Improvements          
  Intersection Improvements 607759 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE VFW PARKWAY & SPRING STREET 6 HSIP  $974,815  $877,334  $97,482 Construction / PSAC score 39
  Intersection Improvements 607763 Boston Region Milton MILTON- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS AT 2 LOCATIONS: SR 138 (BLUE HILL AVENUE) AT ATHERTON STREET & BRADLEE ROAD AND SR 138 (BLUE HILL AVENUE) AT MILTON STREET & DOLLAR LANE 6 HSIP  $1,188,000  $1,069,200  $118,800 Construction / PSAC score 44
  Intersection Improvements 608052 Boston Region Norwood NORWOOD- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS AT US 1 (PROVIDENCE HIGHWAY) & MORSE STREET 5 HSIP  $974,815  $877,334  $97,482 Construction / PSAC score 50
  Intersection Improvements 607748 Boston Region Acton ACTON- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS ON SR 2 & SR 111 (MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE) AT PIPER ROAD & TAYLOR ROAD 3 HSIP  $1,400,000  $1,260,000  $140,000 Construction / PSAC score 58
  Intersection Improvements 608755 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MORTON STREET AND HARVARD STREET 6 HSIP  $1,500,000  $1,350,000  $150,000 Construction
  Intersection Improvements 607761 Boston Region Swampscott SWAMPSCOTT- INTERSECTION & SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS AT SR 1A (PARADISE ROAD) AT SWAMPSCOTT MALL 4 HSIP  $2,000,000  $1,800,000  $200,000 Construction / PSAC score 50
Intersection Improvements subtotal ►  $8,037,630  $7,233,867  $803,763 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Intelligent Transportation Systems          
  Intelligent Transportation Systems Project # Statewide Multiple Description Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Intelligent Transportation System subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Roadway Reconstruction          
  Roadway Reconstruction Project # MPO N/A Description District CMAQ  $-    $-    $-    
Roadway Reconstruction subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 2C / State Prioritized Expansion Projects
►Bicycles and Pedestrians          
  Bicycles and Pedestrians 607888 Boston Region Multiple BOSTON- BROOKLINE- MULTI-USE PATH CONSTRUCTION ON NEW FENWAY  6 CMAQ  $1,770,722  $1,416,578  $354,144 Construction / PSAC score 41
  Bicycles and Pedestrians 606223 Boston Region Multiple ACTON- CONCORD- BRUCE FREEMAN RAIL TRAIL CONSTRUCTION, INCLUDES REPLACING BRIDGE C-19-037, RAIL TRAIL OVER NASHOBA BROOK, NEW BRIDGE C-19-039, RAIL TRAIL OVER ROUTE 2 & NEW CULVERT C-19-040, ROUTE 2 OVER WILDLIFE CROSSING (PHASE II-B) 4 CMAQ  $9,495,746  $7,596,597  $1,899,149 Construction / PSAC score 31.5
Bicycles and Pedestrians 606316 Boston Region Brookline BROOKLINE- PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REHABILITATION, B-27-016, OVER MBTA OFF CARLTON STREET 6 CMAQ  $3,087,238  $2,469,790  $617,448 Construction / Total Project Cost $3,838,344 w/ additional funding from earmark at $751,106
Bicycles and Pedestrians subtotal ►  $11,266,468  $9,013,174  $2,253,294 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Capacity          
  Capacity Project # MPO Municipalities Description District CMAQ  $-    $-    $-    
Capacity subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 3 / Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs
►Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs          
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs Project # Statewide Multiple ABP GANS Repayment  Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
  Earmark Discretionary BN0008 Boston Region Newburyport Parker River National Wildlife Refuge - Replace Hellcat Trail Boardwalk 4 Other FA  $1,200,000  $960,000  $240,000 Transfer to Eastern Federal Lands
Other Statewide Items subtotal ►  $1,200,000  $960,000  $240,000 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 4 / Non-Federally Aided Projects
►Non-Federally Aided Projects          
  Non Federal Aid Project # MPO Municipalities Description District NFA  $-      $-    
Non-Federal Aid subtotal►  $-      $-   ◄100% Non-Federal
2019 Summary TIP Section 1 - 3: ▼ TIP Section 4: ▼ Total of All Projects ▼    
Total ►  $161,223,876  $-    $161,223,876 ◄ Total Spending in Region
Federal Funds ►  $131,704,971    $131,704,971 ◄ Total Federal Spending in Region
Non-Federal Funds ►  $29,518,906  $-    $29,518,906 ◄ Total Non-Federal Spending in Region
701 CMR 7.00 Use of Road Flaggers and Police Details on Public Works Projects / 701 CMR 7.00 (the Regulation) was promulgated and became law on October 3, 2008.  Under this Regulation, the CMR is applicable to any Public works Project that is performed within the limits of, or that impact traffic on, any Public Road.  The Municipal Limitation referenced in this Regulation is applicable only to projects where the Municipality is the Awarding Authority.  For all projects contained in the TIP, the Commonwealth is the Awarding Authority.  Therefore, all projects must be considered and implemented in accordance with 701 CMR 7.00, and the Road Flagger and Police Detail Guidelines. By placing a project on the TIP, the Municipality acknowledges that 701 CMR 7.00 is applicable to its project and design and construction will be fully compliant with this Regulation.   This information, and additional information relative to guidance and implementation of the Regulation can be found at the following link on the MassDOT Highway Division website:  http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/flaggers/main.aspx

 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Project List (FY2019)
FTA Program Project Number Transit Agency FTA Activity Line Item Project Description Carryover (unobligated) Federal Funds State Funds TDC Local Funds Total Cost
5307                    
5307 RTD0005466 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 117A00 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE 2017 - $92,000; 2018 - $450,000 $542,000 $0 $0 $135,500 $677,500
5307 RTD0005470 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114206 ACQUIRE - SHOP EQ/COMPUTER/SFTWR 2018 - $44,000 $44,000 $11,000 $0 $0 $55,000
5307 RTD0005471 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114220 ACQUIRE - MISC SUPPORT EQUIPMENT 2018 - $30,055 $30,055 $7,514 $0 $0 $37,569
5307 RTD0005993 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 113303 TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT): Facil. Improvements 2018 - $150,000 $150,000 $37,500 $0 $0 $187,500
5307 RTD0005994 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 117C00 NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 2018 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $325,000 $0 $0 $1,625,000
5307 RTD0005995 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 114200 ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 2018 - $248,415 $248,415 $62,104 $0 $0 $310,519
5307 RTD0005996 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 440000 Mobility Management 2018 - $25,000 $25,000 $6,250 $0 $0 $31,250
5307 RTD0006356 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 121200 Revenue Vehicle Program $112,000,000 $0 $0 $28,000,000 $140,000,000
5307 RTD0006357 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123400 Stations and Facilities Program $31,445,210 $0 $0 $7,861,303 $39,306,513
          Subtotal $145,784,680 $449,368 $0 $35,996,803 $182,230,851
5309                    
5309 RTD0005979 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 132303 Green Line Extension Project $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,848,038 $297,848,038
          Subtotal $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,848,038 $297,848,038
5310                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5311                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5337                    
5337 RTD0006358 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123400 Stations and Facilities Program $136,853,672 $0 $0 $34,213,418 $171,067,090
5337 RTD0006359 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 124400 System Upgrades Program 2018 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 $10,000,000
          Subtotal $144,853,672 $0 $0 $36,213,418 $181,067,090
5339                    
5339 RTD0006360 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 111400 Bus Program $5,434,322 $0 $0 $1,358,581 $6,792,903
          Subtotal $5,434,322 $0 $0 $1,358,581 $6,792,903
5320                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Federal                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Non-Federal                    
Other Non-Federal RTD0006089 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 111209 BUY REPLACEMENT TROLLEY BUS $0 $900,000 $0 $0 $900,000
          Subtotal $0 $900,000 $0 $0 $900,000
          Total $446,072,674 $1,349,368 $0 $221,416,840 $668,838,882
Funds listed under the Carry Over column are included in the Federal Amount

 

2020 Boston Region Transportation Improvement Program      
     
Amendment /
Adjustment Type ▼
STIP                             Program ▼ MassDOT Project ID Metropolitan Planning Organization ▼ Municipality Name ▼ MassDOT                                                                                                              Project                                                                                               Description MassDOT  District Funding                       Source Total Programmed                Funds Federal                    Funds Non-Federal                        Funds Additional Information ▼                                   Present information as follows, if applicable: a) Planning / Design / or Construction; b) total project cost and funding sources used; c) advance construction status; d) MPO project score; e) name of entity receiving a transfer; f) name of entity paying the non-state non-federal match; g) earmark details; h) TAP project proponent; i) other information
►Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects
►Regionally Prioritized Projects          
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 CMAQ  $13,427,220  $10,741,776  $2,685,444 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 5 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 STP  $21,872,780  $17,498,224  $4,374,556 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 5 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Roadway reconstruction program 604123 Boston Region Ashland ASHLAND- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 126 (POND STREET), FROM THE FRAMINGHAM T.L. TO THE HOLLISTON T.L. 3 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $14,636,338; MPO Evaluation Score = 54
  Roadway reconstruction program 604123 Boston Region Ashland ASHLAND- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 126 (POND STREET), FROM THE FRAMINGHAM T.L. TO THE HOLLISTON T.L. 3 TAP  $2,106,481  $1,685,185  $421,296 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $14,636,338; MPO Evaluation Score = 54; TAP project proponent = Ashland
  Roadway reconstruction program 604123 Boston Region Ashland ASHLAND- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 126 (POND STREET), FROM THE FRAMINGHAM T.L. TO THE HOLLISTON T.L. 3 STP  $11,529,857  $9,223,886  $2,305,971 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $14,636,338; MPO Evaluation Score = 54
  Roadway reconstruction program 602077 Boston Region Lynn LYNN- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 129 (LYNNFIELD STREET), FROM GREAT WOODS ROAD TO WYOMA SQUARE  4 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; CMAQ+STP Total Cost = $4,755,714; MPO Evaluation Score = 38
  Roadway reconstruction program 602077 Boston Region Lynn LYNN- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 129 (LYNNFIELD STREET), FROM GREAT WOODS ROAD TO WYOMA SQUARE  4 STP  $3,755,714  $3,004,571  $751,143 Construction; CMAQ+STP Total Cost = $4,755,714; MPO Evaluation Score = 38
  Roadway reconstruction program 602261 Boston Region Walpole WALPOLE- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 1A (MAIN STREET), FROM THE NORWOOD T.L. TO ROUTE 27, INCLUDES W-03-024 OVER THE NEPONSET RIVER 5 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $17,390,216; MPO Evaluation Score = 51
  Roadway reconstruction program 602261 Boston Region Walpole WALPOLE- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 1A (MAIN STREET), FROM THE NORWOOD T.L. TO ROUTE 27, INCLUDES W-03-024 OVER THE NEPONSET RIVER 5 TAP  $1,858,437  $1,486,750  $371,687 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $17,390,216; MPO Evaluation Score = 51; TAP project proponent = Walpole
  Roadway reconstruction program 602261 Boston Region Walpole WALPOLE- RECONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 1A (MAIN STREET), FROM THE NORWOOD T.L. TO ROUTE 27, INCLUDES W-03-024 OVER THE NEPONSET RIVER 5 STP  $14,531,779  $11,625,423  $2,906,356 Construction; STP+CMAQ+TAP Total Cost = $17,390,216; MPO Evaluation Score = 51
  Roadway reconstruction program 606453 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- IMPROVEMENTS ON BOYLSTON STREET, FROM INTERSECTION OF BROOKLINE AVENUE & PARK DRIVE TO IPSWICH STREET  6 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $8,214,319; MPO Evaluation Score = 58
  Roadway reconstruction program 606453 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- IMPROVEMENTS ON BOYLSTON STREET, FROM INTERSECTION OF BROOKLINE AVENUE & PARK DRIVE TO IPSWICH STREET  6 TAP  $812,432  $649,946  $162,486 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $8,214,319; MPO Evaluation Score = 58; TAP project proponent = Boston
  Roadway reconstruction program 606453 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- IMPROVEMENTS ON BOYLSTON STREET, FROM INTERSECTION OF BROOKLINE AVENUE & PARK DRIVE TO IPSWICH STREET  6 STP  $6,401,887  $5,121,510  $1,280,377 Construction; CMAQ+TAP+STP Total Cost = $8,214,319; MPO Evaluation Score = 58
  Roadway reconstruction program 606226 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF RUTHERFORD AVENUE, FROM CITY SQUARE TO SULLIVAN SQUARE 6 STP  $7,000,000  $5,600,000  $1,400,000 Construction; TAP+STP Total Cost = $152,000,000; AC Yr 1 of 5; Total funding in this TIP = $76,626,515
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM- NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO ROUTE 9 (NEWTON) 6 HSIP  $2,319,644  $2,087,680  $231,964 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 2 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75
  Roadway reconstruction program 606635 Boston Region Multiple NEEDHAM- NEWTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE, NEEDHAM STREET & CHARLES RIVER BRIDGE, N-04-002, FROM WEBSTER STREET (NEEDHAM) TO ROUTE 9 (NEWTON) 6 STP  $8,397,556  $6,718,045  $1,679,511 Construction; CMAQ+HSIP+TAP+STP Total Cost = $21,434,400; AC Yr 2 of 2; MPO Evaluation Score = 75
Regionally Prioritized Projects subtotal ►  $98,013,787  $78,642,994  $19,370,793 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 1A / Fiscal Constraint Analysis        
Total Regional Federal Aid Funds Programmed ►  $98,013,787  $98,029,447 ◄Total Budget  $15,660 Target Funds Available
Section 1A instructions: MPO Template Name) Choose Regional Name from dropdown list to populate header and MPO column; Column C) Enter ID from ProjectInfo; Column E) Choose Municipality Name from dropdown list; Column H) Choose the Funding Source being used for the project - if multiple funding sources are being used enter multiple lines; Column I) Enter the total amount of funds being programmed in this fiscal year and for each funding source; Column J) Federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the amount and only change if needed for flex. Column K) Non-federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the split/match - if matching an FTA flex, coordinate with Rail & Transit Division before programming; Column L) Enter Additional Information as described - please do not use any other format. STP programmed ►  $73,489,573  $80,061,875 ◄ Max STP  $6,572,302 STP available
HSIP programmed ►  $2,319,644  $4,296,710 ◄ Min. HSIP  $1,977,066 HSIP recommended not met
CMAQ programmed ►  $17,427,220  $10,741,776 ◄ Min. CMAQ  $(6,685,444) CMAQ recommended met
TAP programmed ►  $4,777,350  $2,929,085 ◄ Min. TAP  $(1,848,265) TAP amount exceeded!
Remaining HSIP, CMAQ, and TAP Funds  $15,660      
►Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects
►Other Federal Aid          
  Earmark Discretionary Project # Boston Municipalities Description District HPP  $-    $-    $-    
  Earmark Discretionary Project # Boston Municipalities Description District HPP  $-    $-    $-    
Other Federal Aid subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
 
►Section 2A / State Prioritized Reliability Projects
►Bridge Program / Inspections          
  Bridge Program Project # N/A Multiple Description Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Bridge Program / Inspections subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / Off-System          
  Bridge Program Project # MPO N/A Description District STP-BR-OFF  $-  $-    $-    
Bridge Program / Off-System subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / On-System (NHS)          
  Bridge Program 605342 Boston Region Stow STOW- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-29-001, (ST 62) GLEASONDALE ROAD OVER THE ASSABET RIVER 3 NHPP-On  $6,706,560  $5,365,248  $1,341,312 Construction
  Bridge Program 608614 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE PRESERVATION, B-16-179, AUSTIN STREET OVER I-93 RAMPS, MBTA COMMUTER RAIL AND ORANGE LINE  6 NHPP-On  $20,606,400  $16,485,120  $4,121,280 Construction
  Bridge Program 604173 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT B-16-016, NORTH WASHINGTON STREET OVER THE BOSTON INNER HARBOR 6 NHPP-On  $35,000,000  $28,000,000  $7,000,000 Construction / AC Year 4 of 5, Total Cost $144,066,616
Bridge Program / On-System (NHS) subtotal ►  $62,312,960  $49,850,368  $12,462,592 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS)          
  Bridge Program 608009 Boston Region Boxborough BOXBOROUGH- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-18-002, ROUTE 111 OVER I-495 3 NHPP-Off  $9,147,500  $7,318,000  $1,829,500 AC Year 1 of 2, Total Cost $14,295,000
Bridge Program / On-System (Non-NHS) subtotal ►  $9,147,500  $7,318,000  $1,829,500 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance          
  Bridge Program 608596 Boston Region Essex ESSEX- SUPERSTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT, E-11-001 (2TV), ROUTE 133\MAIN STREET OVER ESSEX RIVER 4 NHPP-Off  $2,400,000  $1,920,000  $480,000  
Bridge Program / Systematic Maintenance subtotal ►  $2,400,000  $1,920,000  $480,000 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Interstate Pavement          
  Interstate Pavement 608208 Boston Region Multiple QUINCY- MILTON- BOSTON- INTERSTATE MAINTENANCE & RELATED WORK ON I-93 6 NHPP  $24,264,576  $21,838,118  $2,426,458 Construction / Includes $540,000 of stormwater improvements
Insterstate Pavement subtotal ►  $24,264,576  $21,838,118  $2,426,458 ◄ 90% Federal + 10% Non-Federal
►Non-Interstate Pavement          
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608480 Boston Region Multiple FOXBOROUGH- WALPOLE- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 1 5 NHPP  $8,063,129  $6,450,503  $1,612,626 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608484 Boston Region Multiple CANTON- MILTON- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 138 6 NHPP  $15,343,776  $12,275,021  $3,068,755 Construction
  Non-Interstate Pavement 608482 Boston Region Multiple CAMBRIDGE- SOMERVILLE- RESURFACING AND RELATED WORK ON ROUTE 28 6 NHPP  $7,761,096  $6,208,877  $1,552,219 Construction
Non-Interstate Pavement subtotal ►  $31,168,001  $24,934,401  $6,233,600 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Roadway Improvements          
  Roadway Improvements Project # MPO N/A Description District STP  $-    $-    $-    
Roadway Improvements subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
► Safety Improvements          
  Safety Improvements 608608 Boston Region Braintree BRAINTREE- HIGHWAY LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS AT I-93/ROUTE 3 INTERCHANGE 6 STP  $2,688,726  $2,150,981  $537,745 Construction / Total Project Cost $9,697,229 / AC YR 2 of 2
  Safety Improvements 608611 Boston Region Multiple CANTON- MILTON- RANDOLPH- REPLACEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE HIGHWAY LIGHTING SYSTEM AT THE ROUTE 24/ROUTE 1/I-93 INTERCHANGE 6 HSIP  $9,434,070  $8,490,663  $943,407 Construction
Safety Improvements subtotal ►  $12,122,796  $10,641,644  $1,481,152 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 2B / State Prioritized Modernization Projects
► ADA Retrofits          
  ADA Retrofits Project # MPO Municipalities Description District STP  $-    $-    $-    
ADA Retrofits subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Intersection Improvements          
  Intersection Improvements 608562 Boston Region Somerville SOMERVILLE- SIGNAL AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT ON I-93 AT MYSTIC AVENUE AND MCGRATH HIGHWAY (TOP 200 CRASH LOCATION) 4 HSIP  $2,688,000  $2,419,200  $268,800 Construction / PSAC score 68
  Intersection Improvements 608564 Boston Region Watertown WATERTOWN- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT ROUTE 16 AND GALEN STREET 6 HSIP  $2,688,000  $2,419,200  $268,800 Construction / PSAC score 56
Intersection Improvements subtotal ►  $5,376,000  $4,838,400  $537,600 ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Intelligent Transportation Systems          
  Intelligent Transportation Systems Project # MPO Municipalities Description District NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Intelligent Transportation System subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Roadway Reconstruction          
  Roadway Reconstruction 608835 Boston Region Medford MEDFORD- IMPROVEMENTS AT BROOKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 4 TAP  $1,200,000  $960,000  $240,000 Construction / TAP project proponent is Medford
  Roadway Reconstruction 608743 Boston Region Salem SALEM- IMPROVEMENTS AT BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 4 TAP  $937,500  $750,000  $187,500 Construction / TAP project proponent is Salem
  Roadway Reconstruction 608829 Boston Region Stoughton STOUGHTON - IMPROVEMENTS AT WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 5 TAP  $2,226,600  $1,781,280  $445,320 Construction / TAP project proponent is Stoughton
  Roadway Reconstruction 608791 Boston Region Winchester WINCHESTER- IMPROVEMENTS AT VINSON-OWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SRTS) 4 TAP  $1,666,200  $1,332,960  $333,240 Construction / TAP project proponent is Winchester
  Roadway Reconstruction 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NHPP  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction / Total Project Cost = $270,000,000 / AC YR 1 of 6 / PSAC score 49
Roadway Reconstruction subtotal ►  $7,030,300  $5,624,240  $1,406,060 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 2C / State Prioritized Expansion Projects
►Bicycles and Pedestrians          
  Bicycles and Pedestrians Project # MPO N/A Description District CMAQ  $-    $-    $-    
Bicycles and Pedestrians subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Capacity          
  Capacity Project # MPO Municipalities Description District NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Capacity subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 3 / Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs
►Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs          
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs Project # Statewide Multiple Description Multiple NHPP  $-    $-    $-    
Other Statewide Items subtotal ►  $-    $-    $-   ◄ Funding Split Varies by Funding Source
►Section 4 / Non-Federally Aided Projects
►Non-Federally Aided Projects          
  Non Federal Aid 607977 Boston Region Multiple HOPKINTON- WESTBOROUGH- RECONSTRUCTION OF I-90/I-495 INTERCHANGE 3 NFA  $18,112,483    $18,112,483 Construction / Total Project Cost = $270,000,000 / AC YR 1 of 6 / PSAC score 49
Non-Federal Aid subtotal►  $18,112,483    $18,112,483 ◄100% Non-Federal
2020 Summary TIP Section 1 - 3: ▼ TIP Section 4: ▼ Total of All Projects ▼    
Total ►  $251,835,920  $18,112,483  $269,948,403 ◄ Total Spending in Region
Federal Funds ►  $205,608,165    $205,608,165 ◄ Total Federal Spending in Region
Non-Federal Funds ►  $46,227,755  $18,112,483  $64,340,238 ◄ Total Non-Federal Spending in Region
701 CMR 7.00 Use of Road Flaggers and Police Details on Public Works Projects / 701 CMR 7.00 (the Regulation) was promulgated and became law on October 3, 2008.  Under this Regulation, the CMR is applicable to any Public works Project that is performed within the limits of, or that impact traffic on, any Public Road.  The Municipal Limitation referenced in this Regulation is applicable only to projects where the Municipality is the Awarding Authority.  For all projects contained in the TIP, the Commonwealth is the Awarding Authority.  Therefore, all projects must be considered and implemented in accordance with 701 CMR 7.00, and the Road Flagger and Police Detail Guidelines. By placing a project on the TIP, the Municipality acknowledges that 701 CMR 7.00 is applicable to its project and design and construction will be fully compliant with this Regulation.   This information, and additional information relative to guidance and implementation of the Regulation can be found at the following link on the MassDOT Highway Division website:  http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/flaggers/main.aspx

 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Project List (FY2020)
FTA Program Project Number Transit Agency FTA Activity Line Item Project Description Carryover (unobligated) Federal Funds State Funds TDC Local Funds Total Cost
5307                    
5307 RTD0005472 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 117A00 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE 2019 - $350,000 $350,000 $0 $0 $87,500 $437,500
5307 RTD0005477 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114206 ACQUIRE - SHOP EQ/COMP/SFTWR 2019 - $40,000 $40,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $50,000
5307 RTD0005478 Cape Ann Transportation Authority 114220 ACQUIRE - MISC SUPPORT EQUIPMENT 2019 - $11,296 $11,296 $2,824 $0 $0 $14,120
5307 RTD0005997 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 114200 ACQUISITION OF BUS SUPPORT EQUIP/FACILITIES 2019 - $248,415 $248,415 $62,104 $0 $0 $310,519
5307 RTD0005998 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 440000 Mobility Management 2019 - $25,000 $25,000 $6,250 $0 $0 $31,250
5307 RTD0005999 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 117C00 NON FIXED ROUTE ADA PARA SERV 2019 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $325,000 $0 $0 $1,625,000
5307 RTD0006000 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority 113303 TERMINAL, INTERMODAL (TRANSIT) 2019 - $150,000 $150,000 $37,500 $0 $0 $187,500
5307 RTD0006361 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 121200 Revenue Vehicle Program $40,000,000 $0 $0 $10,000,000 $50,000,000
5307 RTD0006362 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123400 Stations and Facilities Program $44,000,000 $0 $0 $11,000,000 $55,000,000
5307 RTD0006363 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 126301 Systemwide Signals Program $61,840,976 $0 $0 $15,460,244 $77,301,220
          Subtotal $147,965,687 $443,678 $0 $36,547,744 $184,957,109
5309                    
5309 RTD0005987 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 132303 Green Line Extension Project $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,848,038 $297,848,038
          Subtotal $150,000,000 $0 $0 $147,848,038 $297,848,038
5310                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5311                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
5337                    
5337 RTD0006364 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 122405 Bridge & Tunnel Program $24,000,000 $0 $0 $6,000,000 $30,000,000
5337 RTD0006365 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123402 Elevator Program $48,000,000 $0 $0 $12,000,000 $60,000,000
5337 RTD0006366 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 123400 Stations and Facilities Program $47,347,989 $0 $0 $11,836,997 $59,184,986
5337 RTD0006367 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 124400 System Upgrades Program $28,000,000 $0 $0 $7,000,000 $35,000,000
          Subtotal $147,347,989 $0 $0 $36,836,997 $184,184,986
5339                    
5339 RTD0006368 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 111400 Bus Program $5,552,214 $0 $0 $1,388,053 $6,940,267
          Subtotal $5,552,214 $0 $0 $1,388,053 $6,940,267
5320                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Federal                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Non-Federal                    
          Subtotal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
          Total $450,865,890 $443,678 $0 $222,620,832 $673,930,400
Funds listed under the Carry Over column are included in the Federal Amount

 

2021 Boston Region Transportation Improvement Program      
     
Amendment /
Adjustment Type ▼
STIP                             Program ▼ MassDOT Project ID Metropolitan Planning Organization ▼ Municipality Name ▼ MassDOT                                                                                                              Project                                                                                               Description MassDOT  District Funding                       Source Total Programmed                Funds Federal                    Funds Non-Federal                        Funds Additional Information ▼                                   Present information as follows, if applicable: a) Planning / Design / or Construction; b) total project cost and funding sources used; c) advance construction status; d) MPO project score; e) name of entity receiving a transfer; f) name of entity paying the non-state non-federal match; g) earmark details; h) TAP project proponent; i) other information
►Section 1A / Regionally Prioritized Projects
►Regionally Prioritized Projects          
  Roadway reconstruction program 608228 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION AVENUE, FROM PROCTOR STREET TO MAIN STREET 3 HSIP  $1,509,587  $1,358,628  $150,959 Construction; STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $10,304,881; MPO Evaluation Score = 58
  Roadway reconstruction program 608228 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION AVENUE, FROM PROCTOR STREET TO MAIN STREET 3 TAP  $1,006,391  $805,113  $201,278 Construction; STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $10,304,881; MPO Evaluation Score = 58; TAP project proponent = Framingham
  Roadway reconstruction program 608228 Boston Region Framingham FRAMINGHAM- RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION AVENUE, FROM PROCTOR STREET TO MAIN STREET 3 STP  $7,788,903  $6,231,122  $1,557,781 Construction; STP+HSIP+TAP Total Cost = $10,304,881; MPO Evaluation Score = 58
  Intersection improvements program 606130 Boston Region Norwood NORWOOD- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS @ ROUTE 1A & UPLAND ROAD/WASHINGTON STREET & PROSPECT STREET/FULTON STREET 5 CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Construction; CMAQ+STP Total Cost = $3,668,437; MPO Evaluation Score = 53
  Intersection improvements program 606130 Boston Region Norwood NORWOOD- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS @ ROUTE 1A & UPLAND ROAD/WASHINGTON STREET & PROSPECT STREET/FULTON STREET 5 STP  $2,668,437  $2,134,750  $533,687 Construction; CMAQ+STP Total Cost = $3,668,437; MPO Evaluation Score = 53
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 608347 Boston Region Beverly BEVERLY- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS @ 3 LOCATIONS: CABOT STREET (ROUTE 1A/97) @ DODGE STREET (ROUTE 1A), COUNTY WAY, LONGMEADOW ROAD & SCOTT STREET, MCKAY STREET @ BALCH STREET & VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE (ROUTE 1A) AT RANTOUL, CABOT, WATER & FRONT STREETS 4 HSIP  $2,339,729  $2,105,756  $233,973 Construction; HSIP+CMAQ Total Cost = $3,360,000; MPO Evaluation Score = 63
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 608347 Boston Region Beverly BEVERLY- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS @ 3 LOCATIONS: CABOT STREET (ROUTE 1A/97) @ DODGE STREET (ROUTE 1A), COUNTY WAY, LONGMEADOW ROAD & SCOTT STREET, MCKAY STREET @ BALCH STREET & VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE (ROUTE 1A) AT RANTOUL, CABOT, WATER & FRONT STREETS 4 CMAQ  $1,020,271  $816,217  $204,054 Construction; HSIP+CMAQ Total Cost = $3,360,000; MPO Evaluation Score = 63
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs BN0009 Boston Region Multiple COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM NA CMAQ  $1,000,000  $800,000  $200,000 Planning, Design, or Construction; Set Aside for LRTP Clean Air and Mobility Program
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 CMAQ  $10,000,000  $8,000,000  $2,000,000 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 6 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Planning / Adjustments / Pass-throughs 1570 Boston Region Multiple GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT- EXTENSION TO COLLEGE AVENUE WITH THE UNION SQUARE SPUR 6 STP  $19,700,000  $15,760,000  $3,940,000 Construction; STP+CMAQ+Section 5309 (Transit) Total MPO Contribution = $190,000,000; AC Yr 6 of 6; funding flexed to FTA; match provided by local
contributions
  Roadway reconstruction program 606501 Boston Region Holbrook HOLBROOK- RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION STREET (ROUTE 139), FROM LINFIELD STREET TO CENTRE STREET/WATER STREET 5 TAP  $289,088  $231,270  $57,818 Construction; TAP+STP+Earmark Total Cost = $2,890,880; MPO Evaluation Score = 45; TAP project proponent = Holbrook
  Roadway reconstruction program 606501 Boston Region Holbrook HOLBROOK- RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION STREET (ROUTE 139), FROM LINFIELD STREET TO CENTRE STREET/WATER STREET 5 STP  $1,074,542  $859,634  $214,908 Construction; TAP+STP+Earmark Total Cost = $2,890,880; MPO Evaluation Score = 45
  Roadway reconstruction program 606226 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF RUTHERFORD AVENUE, FROM CITY SQUARE TO SULLIVAN SQUARE 6 TAP  $2,183,253  $1,746,602  $436,651 Construction; TAP+STP Total Cost = $152,000,000; AC Yr 2 of 5; Total funding in this TIP = $76,626,515; TAP project proponent = Boston
  Roadway reconstruction program 606226 Boston Region Boston BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF RUTHERFORD AVENUE, FROM CITY SQUARE TO SULLIVAN SQUARE 6 STP  $24,997,494  $19,997,995  $4,999,499 Construction; TAP+STP Total Cost = $152,000,000; AC Yr 2 of 5; Total funding in this TIP = $76,626,515
  Bridge Program 604996 Boston Region Woburn WOBURN- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, W-43-017, NEW BOSTON STREET OVER MBTA 4 STP  $17,026,434  $13,621,147  $3,405,287 Construction; Total Cost = $17,026,434; MPO Evaluation Score = 55
  Roadway reconstruction program 601607 Boston Region Hull HULL- RECONSTRUCTION OF ATLANTIC AVENUE AND RELATED WORK FROM NANTASKET AVENUE TO COHASSET TOWN LINE  5 STP  $6,693,980  $5,355,184  $1,338,796 Construction; Total Cost = $6,693,980; MPO Evaluation Score = 44
Regionally Prioritized Projects subtotal ►  $100,298,109  $80,623,419  $19,674,690 ◄ 80% Federal + 20% Non-Federal
►Section 1A / Fiscal Constraint Analysis        
Total Regional Federal Aid Funds Programmed ►  $100,298,109  $100,298,110 ◄Total Budget  $1 Target Funds Available
Section 1A instructions: MPO Template Name) Choose Regional Name from dropdown list to populate header and MPO column; Column C) Enter ID from ProjectInfo; Column E) Choose Municipality Name from dropdown list; Column H) Choose the Funding Source being used for the project - if multiple funding sources are being used enter multiple lines; Column I) Enter the total amount of funds being programmed in this fiscal year and for each funding source; Column J) Federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the amount and only change if needed for flex. Column K) Non-federal funds autocalculates. Please verify the split/match - if matching an FTA flex, coordinate with Rail & Transit Division before programming; Column L) Enter Additional Information as described - please do not use any other format. STP programmed ►  $79,949,790  $82,330,538 ◄ Max STP  $2,380,748 STP available
HSIP programmed ►  $3,849,316  $4,296,710 ◄ Min. HSIP  $447,394 HSIP recommended not met
CMAQ programmed ►  $13,020,271  $10,741,776 ◄ Min. CMAQ  $(2,278,495) CMAQ recommended met
TAP programmed ►  $3,478,732  $2,929,085 ◄ Min. TAP  $(549,647) TAP amount exceeded!
Remaining HSIP, CMAQ, and TAP Funds  $1      
►Section 1B / Earmark or Discretionary Grant Funded Projects
►Other Federal Aid          
  Earmark Discretionary 606226 Boston Region Municipalities BOSTON- RECONSTRUCTION OF RUTHERFORD AVENUE, FROM CITY SQUARE TO SULLIVAN SQUARE 6 HPP  $126,970  $101,576