M.B.T.A and MassDOT Agree To New 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors along with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management and Control Board voted to approve a 5-year, $18-billion Capital Investment Plan for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.


This plan includes a $1 billion increase over the last 5-year C.I.P.


It will include all MassDOT road and bridge projects, public use airports, rail and transit including the M.B.T.A and Regional Transit Authorities as well as the Registry of Motor Vehicles.


South Coast Rail is one of the items involved in the new plan with one billion dollars going towards the project. It will include rail service between Fall River, New Bedford and Boston’s South Station.


Other things included in the new C.I.P over the next five fiscal years includes full funding for phase one construction and service for the Middleborough route.


This covers over 37 miles of track and right of way upgrades along with 6 new commuter rail stations, 2 overnight layover facilities and reconstruction of 28 grade crossing, 14 bridges and 63 culverts.


The orange and red lines will get $1.5 billion for improvements funded through the new five year plan which includes 400 new vehicles. The green line will receive $1.3 billion is also included.