June 26 - July 2, 2016
BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA—The Cape Cod Commission (CCC) and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) and our transportation partners in the region will be promoting smart transportation options on Cape Cod during the week of June 26 – July 2. Throughout the week, a series of activities will promote the use of alternative transportation modes which reduce traffic impacts caused by single-occupant vehicles throughout the Cape. From our world-class bike trails to the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line ferry services, Cape Cod has transportation choices to get you where you need to go - reducing congestion and helping us all breathe a little easier.
Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week is an annual event designated as the last week in June by the Barnstable County Commissioners. Transportation week supports ongoing work by the CCC and the CCRTA to plan for and assist in implementing improvements to the region’s transportation infrastructure and services. Creative commuters can log in their “smart” trips (e.g., carpooling, transit, bike, walking, etc.) into NuRide (www.nuride.com), a service of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in order to support commuting options. One randomly-selected Barnstable County resident will win a $50 gift card from Smithfield Markets (Barnstable & Peterson’s markets).
Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week 2016 will feature several events and activities, including:
Monday, June 27, 2016 – Ferry Day
On this day, Smart Transportation Week focuses on the important role that water transportation plays in linking the Cape to Boston and the Islands. The Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Ferry are partners in providing a robust multimodal network for Cape residents and visitors.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 –Aviation Day
On this day, transportation week will focus on Barnstable Municipal Airport and the important role that the airport plays as a regional aviation transportation hub both on and off the Cape as well as the Islands
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Commuter Rally
The Cape Cod Commission, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, MassRides (a non-profit agency providing commuter assistance), and MassBike (a bicycling advocacy organization) will sponsor a Commuter Rally from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Barnstable County complex (behind the Cape Cod Commission building) off Route 6A in Barnstable village. The rally will also feature a free “10-minute Beach Viewer” CCRTA bus ride that will depart at 12:30 P.M. from the county parking lot, travel to Millway Beach in Barnstable and return to the County lot. Information and giveaways will be provided. Participants who bring their bikes will receive a free bike safety equipment (lights, reflectors, etc. - courtesy of Barnstable County Bike Safety Initiative and MassRides).
Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Bus Transportation Day
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, Peter Pan Bus Company, Plymouth & Brockton and other bus operators provide Cape Cod residents and visitors with mobility options around the Cape and beyond. Tweet a photo of your smart commute with the hashtag #capecodsmart to win a free CCRTA 31-day fixed route pass.
Friday, July 1, 2016 – Cape Flyer Day
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority culminates the Smart Transportation week with a raffle for two CapeFLYER round-trip (Boston-Hyannis) train tickets. Check out the CapeFlyer facebook page for details to win.
For additional information, check the Cape Cod Commission's web site www.capecodcommission.org/quicklinks/gosmart and the News section of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority's web site www.capecodrta.org.
Some of the events include:
Try biking, walking, riding public transit and other buses, and carpooling!
Providing workers a reliable, inexpensive way to get to work as an employment benefit may help attract them to your business and keep them. MassRIDES and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority have a program through which you can provide your employees a transit pass and a guaranteed ride home in case of an emergency. Become a partner with MassRIDES by calling 888-4COMMUTE (888-426-6688) or visit the MassRIDES Employers web page. Through this free partnership, your employees who regularly travel to work via public transit, bicycling, carpooling, or walking may be eligible for the free Emergency Ride Home program and other services.
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