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MassDOT Formal_LogoMassDOT public meetings throughout the state to solicit input on the draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments begin Monday, April 25, in Fitchburg.

The meetings are scheduled through the month of May. This program makes long-term, multi-modal investments that cover all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, municipal and regional airports, rail and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities, as well as the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You are invited to review the CIP presentation. Public comments may be submitted via email: masscip@state.ma.us

The CIP for FY2017-2021 includes funding for the following initiatives:

► $2 billion bridge program that will reduce the proportion of bridges that are structurally deficient to under 5%
► $50 million Municipal Bridge Program
► 60% increase in spending on non-interstate highway pavement in response to recent asset management report.
► $60 million to fund high priority projects from upcoming bicycle and pedestrian modal plans.
► Programs funding to complete federally-required Positive Train Control on commuter rail system.
► Programs the funding needed for the state share of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Full Funding Grant Agreement.
► Funds the continuance of South Coast Rail early action projects, advancing design, and beginning permitting.
► Programs $15 million for the continuation of the Industrial Rail Access Program.
► Invests in over $200 million in reliability improvements at the Commonwealth’s municipal airports.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

• Monday, April 25, 6 p.m., Fitchburg, Public Library, 610 Main Street

• Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m., Framingham, Town Hall, Blumer Room, 150 Concord Street

• Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m., Barnstable, Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Road

• Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m., Greenfield, Olver Transit Center, Floor 1, 12 Olive Street

• Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m., New Bedford, Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street

• Monday, May 2, 6 p.m., Boston (Public Hearing), Public Library, McKim Building, 230 Dartmouth Street

• Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m., Quincy, Public Library, 40 Washington Street

• Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m., Boston, State House, 24 Beacon Street, Room 428

• Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m., Lynn, North Shore Community College, Room LE303, 300 Broad Street

• Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m., Pittsfield, City Hall Council Chamber, 70 Allen Street

• Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Mansfield, Qualters Middle School, Auditorium, 240 East Street

• Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Worcester, Union Station, 2 Washington Street

• Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m., Westfield, City Hall Council Chamber, 59 Court Street

• Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m., Andover, Public Safety Center, 32 North Main Street

• Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m., Chelsea, City Hall Council Chamber, 500 Broadway Street

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