PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

 

SRPEDD Announces a 21-day Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of the Draft FFY2025-2029 Transportation Improvement Program and Amendment #6 of the FFY2024-2028 TIP that includes a project cost increase.

April 17, 2024 – The Draft FFY2025-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeastern Massachusetts is being released to a 21-day public comment period. The TIP is the programming document listing all federally funded road and bridge projects in the region and all transit projects for both the Greater Attleboro and Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) over five years. Each year, the Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization (SMMPO) decides how to allocate about $26 million in regional target funding, which supplements state and local transportation infrastructure investments in Southeastern Massachusetts. Several of the 17 regional target funded-projects in this five-year period were shifted to be programmed for construction in a later year due to delays in design plan readiness and/or cost increases. Westport’s 177 at Tickle Road/Roberts Road roundabout project was the only one of these projects to shift to an earlier year. A large portion of the Taunton River Rail Trail –a proposed 22+ mile continuous network of offroad multi-use paths and on- road bike lanes that will connect Taunton, Dighton, and Somerset along the Taunton River— was previously programmed with regional target funds for FFY2029 and is now being programmed with MassDOT’s statewide funds for FFY2028. This frees up some regional funds for another project in that year.

Additionally, the FFY2024-2028 TIP is being amended due to a cost increase and change in project description. Project 605311 in Marion and Wareham, programmed for construction in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024 will increase in cost from $40,969,390 to $49,958,261. This project is a bridge replacement in Marion and Wareham on Route 6 at Marion Road and Wareham Road over the Weweantic River. The project description changed to correct the road name from Wareham Street to Marion Road/Wareham Road.

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM app. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87807876937?pwd=WTBCdE8xRVVYVWszOEpUMytsa3FZdz09

The Draft FFY25-29 TIP and FFY24-28 TIP Amendment #6 will have a 21-day public comment period and will be endorsed at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for May 21st. More detailed information on the Draft FFY2025-2029 TIP and FFY2024-28 TIP Amendment #6 can be found on SRPEDD’s website www.srpedd.org at the following links: Draft FFY2025-2029 TIP and FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #6.

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

 

SRPEDD Announces a 14-day Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of Amendment #4 of the FFY2024-2028 TIP which includes a project cost increase for Fairhaven’s Leroy Wood Elementary School improvements.

February 21, 2024 – The FFY2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeastern Massachusetts is being amended due to a project cost increase. Safe Routes to School Project 609518 for Leroy Wood Elementary School Improvements in Fairhaven will increase in cost from $1,516,087 to $2,659,175 in 2024. Cost increases are due to the relocation of Verizon and Eversource utilities. The TIP is the programming document listing all federally funded road and bridge projects in the region and all transit projects for both the Greater Attleboro and Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA).

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM app. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84102113930?pwd=V0J3Y3RJd091ODlRYnVLZDZJbUNjQT09

This amendment will have a 14-day public comment period and automatic endorsement on March 5th if no negative comments are received. More detailed information on Amendment #4 can be found on SRPEDD’s website www.srpedd.org at the following link: FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #4.

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

 

SRPEDD Announces a 21-day Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of Amendment #3 of the FFY2024-2028 TIP that includes project cost adjustments and inclusion of new projects.

January 17, 2024 – The FFY2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeastern Massachusetts is being amended due to project cost adjustments and inclusion of new projects. The Transit element of Amendment #3 (Part A) in FFY2024 includes the addition of four Community Transit Grant awards as well as cost and project changes for GATRA. The Community Access to Rides program, MedWheels, Town of North Attleborough, and TPP received Community Transit Grant funding to provide transportation options for seniors and other vulnerable residents who are unable to use other transit options to access critically needed services.

The Highway element (Part B of Amendment #3) in FFY2024 includes a cost reduction for Project 608049 in Fall River, Corridor Improvements on Route 79/Davol Street. It also includes a cost increase for Project 606527 in New Bedford, Superstructure Replacement, I-195 (EB & WB) Ramp C & F over ST 18, County Street, State Street, Mass Coastal Railroad, Purchase Street, Weld Street, and replacing I-195 (EB) Ramp F over Weld Street – which yields funding changes (reductions and inclusion) across FFYs 2024 through 2026.  In addition, Project S12880 (Part C of Amendment #3), Airport Bus Service from the Mansfield MBTA Station to Logan Airport, is being proposed for inclusion in FFY2024 of the TIP with flexing of regional Congestion Mitigation Air Quality target funds to the Federal Transit Administration.

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM app. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87354055513?pwd=VlpWNVJtZTEyM0NETVBrU2N5RG0zQT09

This amendment will become final at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for February 20, 2024. More detailed information on all the components of Amendment #3 can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org at the following links: FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #3 A, FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #3 B, FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #3 C.

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

SRPEDD Announces a 21-day Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of Amendment #2 of the FFY2024-2028 TIP that includes a project cost decrease and inclusion of a new project.

December 19, 2023 – The FFY2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeastern  Massachusetts is being amended due to a project cost decrease and inclusion of a new project. Project 13194, which funds guide and traffic sign replacement on a section of Interstate 495 from Wareham to Raynham, will decrease in cost from $8,023,070 to $6,066,394 due to adjusted project limit, change in materials and adjustments in unit prices. Additionally, District 5 Project 613142 will now be included in the FFY2024-2028 TIP. It funds ITS roadway equipment for highway operations for the towns of Dartmouth, Lakeville, Middleborough, New Bedford, North Attleborough, Norton, Swansea, and Taunton.

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Tuesday, January 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM app. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82045547941?pwd=YUVoV0MzYWRiUUlPWWEwUTN6a1Bxdz09

This amendment will become final at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for January 16, 2023. The proposed amendment can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org for review.

Page link here: FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #2

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; via our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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From the TIP List to the Bid List: The ins and outs of the Transportation Improvement Program

Have a transportation project that needs funding? Curious about the process? Join us on Thursday, December 14th at the MassDOT District 5 Training Room for an informative workshop on developing projects for the Transportation Improvement Program. Registration is strongly encouraged.

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PRESS RELEASE ‐ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

SRPEDD Announces a 21‐day Public Comment Period and a Remote Public Meeting to hear comments on the release of Amendment #1 of the FFY2024-2028 TIP which will program New Bedford’s federal RAISE Grant into the document and FFY2024 UPWP Amendment #1 which will incorporate a contract with GATRA.

October 17, 2023 – Southeastern Massachusetts’ FFY2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being amended to include a federal RAISE grant of $1.7 million awarded to the City of New Bedford in FFY2024. This planning grant will support the design, permitting, and ongoing public outreach for New Bedford’s Blue Lane Working Waterfront Connector Project. The region’s FFY2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is also being amended to include an extended contract and scope of services with the Greater Attleboro and Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA). The TIP is the programming document listing all federally funded road and bridge projects in the region and all transit projects for both GATRA and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA). The UPWP identifies all of the transportation planning activities to be undertaken by the Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization (SMMPO) in the SRPEDD region over the next federal fiscal year, from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. Planning activities include transportation studies, data collection, technical assistance to communities and other projects.

A public meeting to hear comments on the amendments will be held remotely on Monday, November 13 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments. This link https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone. This is the direct link to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88931511399?pwd=dmE2dW43bVJKUWRldmlZRGNwWGtVdz09

These amendments will become final on November 21, 2023 at the next SMMPO meeting. The proposed amendments can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org for review. Page links here: FFY2024-2028 TIP Amendment #1 and FFY2024 UPWP Amendment #1.

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including:

via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; via our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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The meeting will be held on ZOOM.

The agenda, meeting minutes, and other materials are attached for your review. At this meeting the SMMPO is voting on releasing both the Regional Transportation Plan and Regional Bicycle Plan to a 21-day public comment period, in addition to voting on endorsement of FFY23-27 TIP Proposed Amendment #5. SMMPO members please make your best effort to attend as we need a quorum to release these major plans. Links to the draft plans are now in the attached agenda and on the SRPEDD website.

SMMPO members: Please respond to the invitation if you plan on attending the meeting so we can plan for a quorum. If you are unable to attend, you may send a designee to the meeting who is directly responsible and accountable to you. The designee may vote only with written and signed authorization from the SMMPO member provided before or at the time of the meeting.

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

SRPEDD Announces a minimum 21-day Public Comment Period and a Virtual Public Meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of Amendment #4 of the FFY2023-2027 TIP that includes FFY2023 highway and transit cost changes and grants awarded for vehicles through the Community Transit Grant Program.

 

June 20, 2023 – The FFY2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being amended due to cost increases and changes and grants awarded for vehicles through the Community Transit Grant Program in FFY2023.

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM app. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88153688493?pwd=WnFnVTI2d3FLSHdLYmlveE45Y243dz09

This amendment will become final at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for July 18, 2023. The proposed amendments can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org for review.

Page link here: FFY2023-2027 TIP Amendment #4

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; via our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

SRPEDD Announces a minimum 21-day Public Comment Period and a Virtual Public Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm to hear comments for the release of the FFY2024-2028 Draft TIP, and proposed amendment #3 to the FFY2023-2027 TIP concerning GATRA transit funding.

April 18, 2023 – The FFY2024-2028 Draft TIP is being released for public comment. Also, the FFY2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being amended concerning a cost increase to the New Bedford County Street projects, and transit funding for GATRA. This amendment is also being released for public comment. The TIP is the programming document listing all federally funded road and bridge projects in the region and all transit projects for both the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) and the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA).

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Wednesday, May 4, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the ZOOM App. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84892776337?pwd=U2ErdGNHYTVuOU5IbERxOHhqZGZIQT09

The FFY2024-2028 TIP will be endorsed and this FFY2023-2027 TIP amendment will become final at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for May 16, 2023. These two documents can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org for review.

Page links here:

Draft FFY2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program

FFY2023-2027 TIP Amendment #3

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including:

E-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SRPEDD; or on Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS?lang=en

 

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Lisa Estrela-Pedro at lestrela@srpedd.org for more info.

SRPEDD Announces a minimum 21-day Public Comment Period and a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 4:00 pm to hear comments on the release of Amendment #2 of the FFY2023-2027 TIP that includes both Highway and Transit (GATRA & SRTA) funding changes.

February 22, 2023 – The FFY2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being amended due to a cost increase to the Mansfield Balcom Street over the Wading River Bridge project, and both GATRA & SRTA project funding changes involving renovations, support equipment, and new vehicles.

A virtual public meeting on this amendment will be held remotely on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and offer comments, but attendance is not necessary to offer input or comment. More options to offer comments can be found below.

The meeting will be conducted through the Microsoft ZOOM App. This link provides the information to allow participants to connect to the meeting through a computer, smart phone or regular telephone.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

The direct link to the public meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82346078526?pwd=VVJUY1pwZk9Ha3N2UXdsN2IvMDFhQT09

This amendment will become final at the next SMMPO meeting which is scheduled for March 21, 2023. The proposed amendments can be found on SRPEDD’s website at www.srpedd.org for review.

Page link here: FFY2023-2027 TIP Amendment #2.

Comments are encouraged and may be offered by a variety of methods including: via e-mail at lestrela@srpedd.org; via our website at https://srpedd.org/contact-us/; our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SRPEDD/; or at Twitter @SRPEDD_NEWS at https://twitter.com/SRPEDD_NEWS