Tracker 2018

Additional Resources

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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.


The Massachusetts State Rail Plan provides an overall plan for the development of inter-city passenger and freight rail transportation in the Commonwealth.


The Massachusetts Freight Plan is a planning document that will define short and long-term vision for the freight system in the Commonwealth.


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 Bike Plan will 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 will recommend policies, programs, and projects for MassDOT to guide decision making and capital investments, as well as develop guidance for municipalities to improve walkability in local communities.


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 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 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.

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