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 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program
The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 21-day public review and comment period.
Please send written comments to Colleen Medeiros by mail or email: email@example.com by May 16, 2022.
Cape Cod Commission
3225 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
A virtual public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:00PM to hear public comments and vote for potential endorsement. More information on this meeting can be found here.
Watch a video describing the FFY 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program:
Current Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2022-2026)
On May 24, 2021 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to adopt the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The plan was amended on April 25, 2022. The plan along with plan summaries in English and Portuguese as presented below.
- FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) | TIP Amendment 1 | TIP Amendment 2
- FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development Handout | Sumário Executivo
FFY 2022-2026 TIP Amendment 3 Public Comment Period
On May 23, 2022 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to release draft Amendment 3 to the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Amendment 3 would increase the funding to match updated cost estimates for the Dennis Route 6A over Sesuit Creek Culvert Replacement project and the Harwich Azalea Bridge Replacement over the Herring River project.
Comments will be accepted through June 13, 2022 via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, as follows:
Mailed or dropped off:
Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program
Colleen Medeiros, Transportation Program Manager
3225 Main Street (Route 6A)
PO Box 226
Barnstable MA 02630-0226
Sent by facsimile to the attention of Colleen Medeiros, Transportation Program Manager: FAX: 508-362-3136
Electronic mail “email”—please put “TIP” in the subject line and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Recording of Past Design Public Hearings
- 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 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