MBTA Invites Wilmington Residents To Provide Comments On Proposed Capital Investment Plan

Below is a press release from the MBTA:

BOSTON, MA — The MBTA Board of Directors recently approved the release of the proposed Fiscal Year 2023-2027 MBTA Capital Improvement Plan (FY23-27 MBTA CIP) for public comment, marking the beginning of a 30-day public comment period. The FY23-27 MBTA CIP includes over 500 unique capital projects to modernize, expand, and increase the reliability of the MBTA transit network.

“With the goal of improving reliability, modernizing the system, expanding capacity and the network, and continuing to make critical safety improvements, the MBTA’s five-year CIP is an important document that guides our investment planning, and input from the public is one of the most important parts of the process,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “I thank the Board for approving the release of our proposed CIP, and hope we hear from as many riders and members of the public as we can on the kinds of capital investments they’d like to see us make over the next five years.”

The Proposed CIP document is now available on mbta.com/cip. The document includes an overview of the Authority’s capital planning process, summaries of investment programs, and the full list of capital projects in the proposed five-year CIP.

A short-term, financially constrained investment program updated annually, the FY23-27 MBTA CIP is driven by the following goals:

  • Improve the reliability of the MBTA’s transit system and modernize existing assets to accommodate current or anticipated growth.
  • Make targeted investments in the expansion of the transportation network to increase capacity or provide riders with more options across transit modes.

The MBTA encourages members of the public to provide input on the proposed FY23-27 CIP before Monday, April 25, 2022.

The MBTA will host three virtual public meetings to provide an overview of the proposed FY23-27 CIP and invite attendees to share their feedback:

Meeting registration links, presentation materials, and recordings will be made available on mbta.com/cip.

Members of the public who are unable to attend a public meeting are invited to provide comments by:

Feedback from the general public helps to inform investment decisions and will be considered as the Authority refines the final FY23-27 CIP for release in May 2022. All comments will be reviewed by MBTA staff and summary responses will be shared with the release of the final CIP document.

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