A series of public meetings on the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan is scheduled for the first week of June 2019, which will build on public input gathered earlier this year through listening sessions, an online survey, and other outreach events.
Item Last Updated June 3, 2019
The Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) has released the 2019 draft update to Cape Cod’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a 30-day public comment period. Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback on the document.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy serves as a blueprint for economic development across the region. The BCEDC serves as the CEDS strategy committee and has been working with Cape Cod Commission staff to implement a public participation process to help shape the draft document. Regional leaders across sectors that influence the economy and economic development have played an integral role in shaping the action plan to achieve the vision of a region that cultivates creativity, diversity, and innovation to build a strong and resilient economy.
The CEDS is supported by the growth policy and goals established in the Regional Policy Plan, which reflect the interconnectedness of Cape Cod’s natural, built, and community systems and their impact on the regional economy. It includes an action plan to address some of the region’s major economic challenges, including climate change, housing, demographic diversity, and others, and provides information on key industries supported by Cape Cod’s unique character, natural environment, and proximity to the coast. Implementation of the CEDS relies on joint commitment and collaboration and the action plan seeks to provide forums for local and regional organizations to identify and execute economic development policies and projects, and advance economic resiliency.
Upon endorsement of the CEDS by the BCEDC and adoption by the Cape Cod Commission, the document will be submitted to the U.S. Economic Development Administration for adoption.
For more information on the 2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and to view the draft document, please visit www.capecodcommission.org/ceds.
The public is invited to submit written comments via email at CEDS2019@capecodcommission.org;
2019 CEDS Update, Cape Cod Commission
PO Box 226
Barnstable, MA 02630-0226
or in person at the Commission offices, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630.
Public review and comment on the draft document will close on May 26, 2019.
Item Last Updated April 26, 2019
The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released three (3) documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.
In accordance with the Public Participation Process developed by the Cape Cod MPO, Cape Cod Commission is making the DRAFT FFY 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #3, the DRAFT FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the DRAFT FFY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) available for public review and comment.
The TIP serves as a prioritized listing of roadway, bridge, and transit projects proposed for implementation during the next five (5) federal fiscal years. The UPWP describes all significant transportation planning activities planned on Cape Cod over the twelve (12) month period of October 2019 through September 2020. The critical freight corridor designation allows for access to a new federal funding program on these designated roadways. Copies of these documents are available for review at the Cape Cod Commission Offices (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at http://www.capecodcommission.org/mpo, and/or upon request.
A public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of these documents. This meeting will be held at the East Wing Conference Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).
Commission staff will also be available to accept comments at the following locations at the times listed:
Please contact Steven Tupper at 508-362-3828 for further information.
Comments on this TIP Amendment, TIP, or UPWP may be sent via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, by May 13, 2019, as follows:
Mailed or dropped off:
Sent by facsimile to the attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, FAX: 508-362-3136
Electronic mail (email). Please put TIP Amendment, TIP, or UPWP in the subject line and send to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Item Last Updated April 24, 2019
The Cape Cod MPO voted to release the draft TIP Amendment 2 for the public review/comment period at its meeting on March 18, 2019, which officially began the 21-calendar-day public comment period, which ends April 8, 2019. The MPO is expected to consider endorsement of the Amendment at its 1:00 PM meeting on April 18, 2019.
The amendment can be downloaded at the following link:
All MPO meetings are held at the Cape Cod Commission Office at 3325 Main Street (Route 6A) Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (the Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).
Comments on this plan may be sent by April 8, 2018 via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, as follows:
Mailed or dropped off:
Sent by facsimile to the attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager:
Item Last Updated April 1, 2019
Maintenance work on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., is scheduled to start, weather permitting, on Monday, March 25, 2019 and continue through about May 23, 2019, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District officials.
During the work, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to ONE WIDER 12-FOOT LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.
The lane restrictions will remain in place 24 hours per day. Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.
To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title "Bridge Work Alerts." An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.
Additionally, updates are available from the Corps’ New England District via Facebook and Twitter: on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland; on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland. Or visit the District website at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.
Item Last Updated March 19, 2019
This is an exciting time to be working to improve water quality on Cape Cod. The strong partnership between local communities, the Cape Cod Commission, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is showing real progress.
Item Last Updated October 24, 2018
The fee schedule for the Cape Cod Commission's CHAPTER A: Enabling Regulations Governing Review of Developments of Regional Impact has been revised, effective July 1, 2017.
Item Last Updated June 30, 2017