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For Immediate Release: 01/10/2014
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Patrick Administration Releases Historic Five-Year Transportation Capital Investment Plan
$12.4 billion program supports infrastructure projects that will create growth and opportunity across the Commonwealth

BOSTON- Friday, January 10, 2014- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today released the first draft five-year MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion program makes long-term investments that will create growth and opportunity for residents across the Commonwealth and represents the first unified, multi-modal capital investment plan covering all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, regional airports, rail, and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities.

“We invest in our transportation infrastructure because roads, rail and bridges create a foundation that supports private sector investment and expanded opportunity for all our residents,” said Governor Patrick. “This plan makes investments across the entire state, is flexible, and spends wisely while creating thousands of jobs over the next several years.”

“This five-year plan will invest in critical projects identified in The Way Forward and reflects the Governor’s priorities in mobility, equity, environmental stewardship and economic development,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey.

The five-year CIP includes funding for the following initiatives:

MassDOT will host six public meetings across the Commonwealth to receive feedback on the draft CIP plan, which is expected to be delivered to the MassDOT Board of Directors for consideration in February.

The public meetings are scheduled as follows:


To see the plan, it is available on the website, http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/InformationCenter/DocumentsPresentations.aspx.

In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state’s various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the “Where’s My Bus and Train?” apps and “Fast 14” work. For more information, visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot blog: www.mass.gov/blog/transportation, or follow MassDOT on twitter at www.twitter.com/massdot and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.