Development of the FFYs 2019–23 Transportation Improvement Program

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You are invited to participate in the development of the new TIP. Refer to the timeline to the right for upcoming milestones, meetings, and events and their associated documents. For questions, contact Ali Kleyman, TIP Manager, at or 857.702.3709.

Overall TIP Process

September–December: Gather information about possible projects from member municipalities, the public, and our own staff

December–February: Analyze and evaluate potential construction projects based on our criteria

March: Recommend projects for funding to the MPO based on our evaluations and factors such as project cost, project readiness, regional distribution of funding, and other planning priorities and constraints

April–May: Public review of draft TIP document; incorporate feedback from municipalities and the public and agree on final list of transportation construction projects to program with federal funding; MPO endorse final TIP by the end of May

Current Updates

  1. At the MPO meeting on February 1, 2018, staff presented the initial evaluation results for roadway projects under consideration for funding in the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2019–23 TIP. Staff will send a notice via the MPO’s mailing list when evaluations are available for review.
  2. At the MPO meeting on February 15, 2018, staff presented revised project evaluation scores as well as other project specific data that informs MPO funding decisions.
  3. At the MPO meeting on March 1, 2018, staff presented a baseline programming scenario, which reflects cost and readiness changes to currently programmed projects for the MPO’s target highway funds. Programming discussions will continue throughout March.

These dates are subject to change. Subscribe to the MPO’s mailing list for updates on any schedule adjustments. Refer to the timeline on this page for upcoming milestones and relevant documents.

Initiating a TIP Project

  1. A Municipal TIP contact is responsible for communicating with MPO staff about TIP project-related matters. MPO Staff has created several resources to guide TIP contacts and project proponents. To review key information and to submit the data that the MPO needs in order to evaluate a project, see the Project Proponent Questionnaire. For a step-by-step overview of the TIP Process, review the TIP How-To Presentation.
  2. In order to be considered for TIP funding, a project must be approved by MassDOT. To streamline project approval, MassDOT has launched the new Massachusetts Project Intake Tool (MaPIT), a web-based application that replaces Project Need and Project Initiation Forms. To access MaPIT, project proponents must obtain a login for MassDOT’s GeoDOT Open Data Portal and navigate to the Project Intake Tool.


MPO’s TIP Tables, Database, and Resources:

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Project References:

Federal Funding Programs: