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 21 – June 27.
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.
Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week 2015 will feature several events and activities, including:
Monday, June 22, 2015 – Ferry Day
On this day, The Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Ferry will offer online coupons for a free bike ticket for ferry service; the coupons will be available from the companies’ web site: www.steamshipauthority.com and www.hylinecruises.com
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 –Aviation Day
On this day, transportation week will focus on Barnstable Airport and the important role that private carriers play on and off the Cape.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 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 installation of bike lights (courtesy of Barnstable County Bike Safety Initiative and MassRides).
Thursday, June 25, 2015 –Commuter Bus Day
Plymouth & Brockton will be doing a Facebook Photo Contest starting June 25th running through June 29th with people voting on the best appropriate photo. Prizes will be given away prizes for the top 3 photos. For more information visit Plymouth & Brockton’s Facebook page early next week: www.facebook.com/pbbus
Friday, June 26, 2015 – Rail Day
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority will hold a raffle for two CapeFLYER round-trip (Boston-Hyannis) train tickets. Go to the CapeFlyer Facebook for information: www.facebook.com/Capeflyer
With transportation providers and planners across the region, the Cape Cod Commission works to promote smart transportation choices such as public transit, ride sharing, walking, bicycling, and other alternatives to single-occupant driving on Cape Cod. The Commission's work involves smart transportation planning, support for commuter needs, educational activities, and outreach events.
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.