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What is the TIP?

The Cape Cod Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of transportation system projects to be implemented with federal and state funds available for Cape Cod. The TIP is developed and approved by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, the regional body comprised of local, regional, state, and federal officials charged with overseeing the region's transportation planning process.  Discussions at MPO meetings help to establish a preference for which projects are funded through the TIP. 

TIP Funding - Funding comes from a combination of state and federal sources, and totals more than $275 million over the five-year plan.

TIP Projects - Typical projects include reconstruction of existing intersections or roadways, construction of new multi-use paths, and the purchase of new buses to support regional bus service. Projects are designed to address safety and congestion concerns for all transportation modes, including vehicle, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian travel. Recent projects include the reconstruction of the intersection of Route 28 and Bearses Way in Barnstable, the Cape Cod Rail Trail bridge over Bass River, and the purchase of new buses by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. 

Development of the FFY 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program

Each year, the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee and the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization meet publicly to review the development of the TIP.  The process for the development of the TIP for the upcoming federal fiscal year began in January. Project selections take place in March, and the draft document is released in April for public comment. The draft documents are finalized and voted on by the MPO in May.

Current Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2023-2027)

(Active October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023)

On May 23, 2022 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to adopt the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The plan was amended on November 21, 2022. The plan along with plan summaries in English and Portuguese as presented below:

Watch a video describing the development of the FFY 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program:

Design Public Hearings

A Design Public Hearing is an important milestone in the development of a TIP project. Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, hearings are and opportunity to learn about a project, ask questions, and submit comments. Comments can be made at the hearings or submitted within ten (10) business days of the hearing as described on the hearing noticed posted here:

Upcoming Design Public Hearings

Recording and Presentations of Past Design Public Hearings

Previous Transportation Improvement Programs

Below are previous Cape Cod Transportation Improvement Programs with any amendment and/or administrative adjustments approved by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization.


TIP Resources

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122K pdf
Jan 03, 2023
FY2022 CCRTA Obligation Report
5307 Project Number Agency Line Item Project Description Federal Funds State Funds TDC Local Funds Total RTD0009521 CCRTA 111203 BUY REPLACEMENT 35 FT BUS (Statewide 5339 funds)
738K pdf
Apr 23, 2021
FFY2021-2025 TIP Amendment 1
671K pdf
Dec 15, 2022
FFY 2022 List of Obligated Projects - Highway Cape Cod
MassDOT Project ID MassDOT Project Descriptionâ–Ľ FFY 2021 Programmed Federal Fund FFY 2021 Obligated Federal Fund Remaining Advance Construction Fund Advertis. / Obligation Date FFY…
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