Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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Each year, approximately 150 transportation infrastructure projects totaling more than one billion dollars are submitted for possible funding in the MPO’s rolling, five-year capital funding document, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The types of projects that are eligible for TIP funding include intersection improvements, Complete Streets redesigns, bicycle and pedestrian connections, highway reconstruction, and transit maintenance and expansion. Typically, there is only around $95 million available in any given year. Therefore, the MPO must gather, evaluate, prioritize, and select which projects will receive its share of federal and state roadway funding. The vision established in Charting Progress to 2040 guides our project selection process. To get a better understanding of the TIP process, take a minute to explore:

FFYs 2018–22 TIP Amendment One

On October 19, 2017, the MPO board voted to release for public review a draft amendment to the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2018–22 TIP. Amendment One includes changes and additions to the highway programming in FFYs 2018–22 and the transit programming in FFY 2018.

The changes in the highway programming pertain to Sections 2A and 2B, both of which are project lists prioritized by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). These changes are primarily associated with the bridge maintenance program. The additions to the transit program occur under Section 5310, and are primarily associated with new grants awarded by the MassDOT Rail and Transit Division under its annual competitive process, the Community Transit Grant Program.

The public review period for TIP Amendment One begins Tuesday, October 24, 2017, and extends for 21 days; until 5:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017. Questions and comments may be submitted to Ali Kleyman, TIP Manager, at or 857.702.3709 or via our feedback web form.

FFYs 2018–22 TIP (Current)

On May 25, 2017, the MPO endorsed a TIP (pdf) (html) that allocates funding for the federal fiscal years (FFYs), 2018-22. Thank you to those who submitted comments and participated in the document’s development. To review the development of the FFYs 2018-22 TIP, visit the archived TIP development page.

What You’ll Find in the TIP:

  • Tables of projects programmed, by federal fiscal year [CURRENT] (pdf) (html)
  • Tables of projects programmed, by federal fiscal year [as endorsed on 05/25/2017] (pdf) (html)
  • Details about the projects
  • Summary of the process by which projects were evaluated
  • Universe of Projects from which the programmed projects were selected
  • Status of projects programmed in the previous fiscal year
  • Air quality conformity determination
Endorsed FFYs 2018−2022 TIP

Federal Reporting

The FFY 2017 Federal Obligation Report lists the transportation projects on which federal funds were expended during FFY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017). Table 1 (pdf) includes transportation projects located entirely within the Boston Region MPO area. Table 2 (pdf) includes information on federally funded transportation projects throughout the state. Federal obligation reports from previous FFYs can be found in the TIP Archive, link below.

TIP Archive

View older TIPs and lists of projects that were advertised for construction in prior years in our archive.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Kleyman, MPO staff, at 857.702.3709 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), or (email).