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Capital Investment Plan (CIP)

The 2021 Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) are responsible for managing the transportation assets that allow the state’s economy and its people to flourish. The responsibilities include:

  • Planning
  • Funding
  • Designing
  • Constructing
  • Capital Maintenance

These investments are funded through the Capital Investment Plan (CIP), which programs state and federal funds to pay for long-term improvements to the transportation system. The CIP is usually a five-year plan that is updated annually. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s CIP is a one-year plan for 2021. The 2021 CIP will focus on maintaining the safety and reliability of our transportation network and investments that are currently underway or are planned to start in 2021. The draft 2021 CIP is now available for public comment and can be reviewed through the links below.


Public comments on the draft 2021 CIP will be accepted until June 1. To provide both general feedback and project-specific comments virtually, please use the CIP online comment tool. Within the online comment tool, users can search for projects by name or enter an address to locate nearby projects. Projects can also be filtered by MassDOT Division, town, region, cost, and CIP program. The translation feature within the online comment tool allows for information to be translated into a variety of languages.

In addition to the online comment tool, public comments may be emailed to For more information or to request language services, please contact Patrick Nestor at (617) 680-6092 or

Capital Investment Plan 2020 Virtual Meeting Documents and Videos

Capital Investment Plan - Flyer (FY 2021) (PDF)

Capital Investment Plan 2020 - Presentation (PDF)