The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) is an annually produced capital planning and policy document incorporating all state, federal and municipal/local funding for capital transportation investments statewide across all MassDOT Divisions (Aeronautics, Highway, MBTA, RMV, Rail and Transit). Funding covers all capital assets including roadways, bridges, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit investments both for the MBTA and the Regional Transit Authorities, investments at the Commonwealth’s public use airports, and the statewide rail network.
The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a list of projects prepared yearly by The Office of Transportation Planning. The STIP is a combined effort between MassDOT and many state agencies that work together to design and build highways and transit projects.
The goal of the Bike Plan is to advance bicycling statewide for everyday travel—particularly for short trips of three miles or less—to the broadest base of users and free of geographic inequities.
The Pedestrian Transportation Plan recommends policies, programs, and projects for MassDOT to guide decision making and capital investments, as well as guidance for municipalities to improve walkability in local communities.
The Massachusetts Freight Plan is a planning document that will define short and long-term vision for the freight system in the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts State Rail Plan provides an overall plan for the development of inter-city passenger and freight rail transportation in the Commonwealth.
In recent years, congestion has become an increasingly pervasive issue in Greater Boston area and across the state. Congestion affects travel times and reliability, and therefore the experience of those traveling in our state. The extent and impacts of congestion are assessed in MassDOT’s 2019 Congestion in the Commonwealth Report.
MassDOT’s archive of previously published annual performance reports and scorecards.
Per Chapter 46, Section 12 of the Acts of 2013 and as referenced in Chapter 6C, The Performance & Asset Management Advisory Council is mandated to release a report that provides progress on the development of a mature asset management system. The PAMAC Report details the condition and performance of MassDOT assets, but also includes forecasting of future trend lines of this performance, based upon current status and projected investment levels.
The Commission on the Future of Transportation explored anticipated changes in technology, climate, land use, and the economy to determine likely impacts on transportation between 2020 and 2040. The results of this effort can be found in the Commission’s report, Choices for Stewardship: Recommendations to Meet the Transportation Future.
The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority Performance and Funding works to indentify and gauge how RTAs can best provide and improve transit services. It’s most recent report, A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities offers recommendations to guide the RTAs in developing metrics and aligning goals.
Focus40 is the 25-year investment plan to position the MBTA to meet the needs of the Greater Boston region in 2040. On July 30, 2018 the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA released a draft of the Focus40 Plan. The Focus40 Plan will serve as a comprehensive playbook guiding all capital planning initiatives at the MBTA. It will ensure that the MBTA will become the reliable, robust, and resilient transit system the region will require in the future.
MBTA Rail Vision will identify cost-effective strategies to transform the existing Commuter Rail system into one that better supports improved mobility and economic competitiveness in Greater Boston.
The MBTA Performance Dashboard focuses on four key performance areas: Reliability, Ridership, Financials, and Customer Satisfaction. Future releases will include more metrics, more granularity, and more interactive features.
The MBTA provides detailed, historical data through the MBTA Open Data Portal. This includes ridership and performance data, schedules, and other system information. The MBTA Open Data Portal replaces the MBTA Blue Book in providing a one-stop-shop for all MBTA data needs.
MassDOT is continually monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s transportation network, including roadways, transit services, and Registry transactions. The MassDOT Mobility Dashboard is an interactive roundup of key indicators that reflect how much people are traveling, how they are getting around, and where they are going. The Mobility Dashboard compiles and visualizes data from a variety of sources and links to additional relevant dashboards.