Welcome to the MassDOT Complete Streets Portal.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets Funding Program was created by legislative authorization through the Transportation Bond Bill with the intent of rewarding municipalities that demonstrate a commitment to embedding Complete Streets in policy and practice.
The Massachusetts Complete Streets Portal is an on-line web application designed to facilitate municipalities becoming eligible and applying for Complete Streets project funding. To become eligible for Complete Streets Program Funding a municipality must navigate through three Tiers.
In Tier 1 the municipality demonstrates its commitment to Complete Streets principles through the passing of a Complete Streets bylaw, ordinance or administrative policy by its highest elected official or board with one public meeting. In addition, one municipal employee must attend a Complete Streets Training session.
In Tier 2 a municipality looks holistically at their Complete Street needs, safety or network gaps, and develops a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan that aligns with local and regional planning efforts. When a municipality completes Tier 1 and Tier 2 requirements, they are deemed a Complete Streets Eligible Municipality.
Tier 3 is where municipalities identify projects from its Complete Streets Prioritization Plan for funding, MassDOT determines which projects are to be funded and then the municipality and MassDOT enter into a contract.
The Portal facilitates these processes by providing access to relevant documentation templates, a means to upload required documentation for review, and an iterative solution for document review and approval.
A full Complete Streets Funding Program Guidance document that explains the program requirements is available.