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:
- FFY 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) | TIP Amendment 1
- FFY 2023-2027 TIP Development Handout | Sumário Executivo
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: https://www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings
Upcoming Design Public Hearings
- Dennis/Harwich - Route 28 Roadway Reconstruction from Upper County Road to Herring River Bridge | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6:00 PM, Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA 02645
Recording and Presentations of Past Design Public Hearings
- Harwich - Route 28 Sidewalk Installation From Bank Street to Saquatucket Harbor | Tuesday, January 17, 2023
- Bourne - Bourne Rotary Improvements | Thursday, December 1, 2022
- Harwich - Harwich Elementary Safe Routes to School | September 13, 2022
- Bourne - Route 6 Corridor Improvements | May 18, 2022
- Dennis/Yarmouth - Route 28 over Bass River bridge replacement, Main Street intersection improvements | January 13, 2022
- Bourne - Bourne Rail Trail (Phase 1) | September 29, 2021
- Wellfleet - Route 6 & Main Street Intersection Improvements & Route 6 Pavement Preservation | September 22, 2021
- Harwich - Azelea Drive Bridge | February 11-25, 2021
- Sandwich - Service Road Shared Use Path | January 21 - February 4, 2021
- Barnstable - Bearses Way Shared Use Path | October 26 - November 9, 2020
- Barnstable/Yarmouth - Cape Cod Rail Trail Phase III | October 9 - 23, 2020
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.
- FFY 2022-2026 TIP | Amendment 1 | Amendment 2| Amendment 3| Amendment 4
- FFY 2022 Obligation Report (Highway) | FFY 2022 Obligation Report (Transit)
- FFY 2021-2025 TIP | Amendment 1 | Amendment 2
- FFY2021 Obligation Report (Highway) | FFY2021 Obligation Report (Transit)
- FFY2020-2024 TIP | Amendment 1 | Amendment 2 | Amendment 3 | Amendment 4
- FFY2020 Obligation Report (Highway) | FFY2020 Obligation Report (Transit)
- FFY2019-2023 TIP | Amendment 1 | Amendment 2 | Amendment 3 | Administrative Adjustment (07/31/2019) | Amendment 4
- FFY 2019 Obligation Report
- FFY 2017-2021 TIP
- FFY 2016-2019 TIP
- FFY 2016-2019 TIP
- FFY 2015-2018 TIP
- FFY 2014-2017 TIP