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Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)


The Regional Transportation Plan, a long-range comprehensive plan, is the primary means by which federal and state funds are allocated to the Cape's transportation needs. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a collaboration of local, regional, state, and federal transportation officials, votes on this federally required document, which is compiled and maintained by the staff of the Cape Cod Commission. It is updated every four years.

Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan Development

The Cape Cod MPO is expected to release the Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan in early summer 2019 following review and consideration of public comments.  Public input is critical in the development of this document and the Cape Cod MPO encourages broad-based participation in the process.

This webpage will include announcements of public meetings and workshops.


This round of engagement will gather feedback to prioritize $1.1 billion in funding expected over the next 21 years. The meeting will include discussion of the recently-released Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study draft report. The draft report is available at: https://www.mass.gov/cape-cod-canal-transportation-study.

A preliminary draft 2020 RTP can be found below.

Cape Cod 2020 RTP Public Comment Release

Draft Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan (for Public Comment)


Cape Cod 2020 RTP Next Steps

Cape Cod MPO staff are in the process of revising the preliminary draft RTP and expects to present a revised draft to the Cape Cod MPO their public meeting scheduled for June 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. At this meeting, the Cape Cod MPO will consider release of a draft 2020 RTP for a 21-day public comment period.

The Cape Cod MPO is expected to consider endorsement of the 2020 RTP its meeting scheduled for July 15, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Cape Cod MPO meetings are 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). 



» The 2016 Regional Transportation Plan

Cape Cod 2016 Regional Transportation Plan
(Endorsed by Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 20, 2015)
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Appendices:


More on Cape Cod Regional Planning and Historical Context

Interested in regional planning? - Regional Policy Plan 2019 Update

The Regional Policy Plan (RPP) outlines a coherent set of planning policies and objectives to guide development on Cape Cod and to protect its resources. The RPP was first adopted in 1991 and amended in 1996, 2002 and 2009. The Cape Cod Commission is in the process of updating the RPP.

More information on the development of the RPP is available here: http://www.capecodcommission.org/rppupdate/

Interested in how Cape Cod came to be how it is today? - Chronology Viewer

As part of the RPP Update, the Commission has developed an online Chronology Viewer tool to track the region's development and land use patterns over time. See how the population has changed, where houses where constructed, and when key infrastructure was developed at: http://www.capecodcommission.org/chronology/

Interested in how data can be used to better understand trends on Cape Cod? - BART

Barnstable Area Regional Trends (BART) is a quarterly information product by the Cape Cod Commission identifying economic trends of importance to the region. See the latest edition of BART at: http://www.capecodcommission.org/bart/


Contact Cape Cod Commission staff with questions or comments:

Phone: 508-362-3828
Fax: 508-362-3136 Attn: Lev Malakhoff
Mail/in person: 3225 Main Street (Route 6A) | PO Box 226, Barnstable, MA 02630

Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI da MPO pelo telefone 508-744-1299.



Transportation Calendar


Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week June 23 - 29, 2019
The Cape Cod Commission (CCC) and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) and our...


Regional Transportation Plan Public Meetings June 3 & 5
A series of public meetings on the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan is scheduled for the first...



Past Plans

2012 Regional Transportation Plan (rev. 5/20/13)

2007 Regional Transportation Plan

2003 Regional Transportation Plan

2000 Regional Transportation Plan


CCC Transportation Staff


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