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AGENDA: Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., 02/08/2019

 

POSTED: February 4, 2019, 11:52 AM

Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee Public Meeting Agenda -

Date/Time:    Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
Place:              Cape Cod Commission Conference Room, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

Call to Order

Potential approval of the DRAFT minutes of January 11, 2019 Public Comment

Bourne Rail Trail – Phase 1: Staff from the Town of Bourne will give a presentation on Phase 1 of the Bourne Rail Trail Project. Phase 1 of the project proposes to construct a new bicycle trail alongside the existing rail line (rail-with-trail) from the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path south to Monument Neck Road in Bourne. Future phases of the project are envisioned to provide a connection to the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth. Phase 1 of the project will be considered for funding through the Cape Cod Transportation Improvement Program. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee may ask questions and discuss the potential project. — Town of Bourne staff

Route 6 – Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will present and discuss an assessment of the Route 6 corridor in Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro with a focus on ways to improve accommodation for pedestrians and bicyclists. The purpose of the assessment is to identify potential improvements that could be incorporated into future roadway work. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee may ask questions and discuss this project. — MassDOT Staff

Coordination of State and Local Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Compliance Technical Assistance Project: The Cape Cod Commission has programmed state District Local Technical Assistance funds to Cape towns to assist them, through the Cape Cod Stormwater Managers Group, with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit compliance. As part of the project, the Horsley Witten Group has been contracted to obtain Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) drainage data and survey maps of state roadway layouts on Cape Cod, which will assist the region in identifying regulated stormwater sources that are the responsibility of state government, and/or that may cross connect with local sources. Cape Cod Commission staff will present an update on this effort to the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC). The CCJTC may ask questions and discuss this project. — Tim Pasakarnis, Water Resources Analyst, Cape Cod Commission

Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Development: The UPWP is a list of transportation planning projects scheduled for funding and implementation as outlined in the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020) UPWP document. Cape Cod Commission staff will give a presentation outlining the UPWP development process, presenting draft information on available funding, and introducing potential projects to be considered for inclusion in the UPWP. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee will discuss the development of the UPWP and potential UPWP projects. — Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development: The TIP is a recommended list of transportation projects to be advertised and eventually constructed using Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funding for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 to 2024 (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024). Cape Cod Commission staff will give a presentation describing the process of developing the TIP, presenting draft information on available funding, and presenting draft project evaluation of projects that will be considered for inclusion in the TIP. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee may ask questions and discuss the development of the TIP. — Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

2020 Cape Cod Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Development: The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) establishes long-range vision and goals, identifies major projects, studies, and programs for Cape Cod from 2020 through 2040. Cape Cod Commission staff will present an update on RTP outreach activities and describe the next steps in the RTP development process. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee members may discuss the development of the 2020 RTP. — Lev Malakhoff, Cape Cod Commission Senior Transportation Engineer

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Update: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will present and discuss with members of the committee the status of MassDOT projects currently in the planning process including the Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) projects. The TIP is a recommended list of transportation projects to be advertised and eventually constructed using MassDOT, Federal Highway Administration and/or Federal Transit Administration funding. — MassDOT Staff

Reports – Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority: Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) staff will report on recent and upcoming transportation initiatives involving the CCRTA. – CCRTA Staff

Reports – Cape Cod Commission: Cape Cod Commission staff will report on recent and upcoming transportation initiatives across Cape Cod. — Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

Municipal Crosswalk and Speed Hump Policy Discussion: Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC) members will discuss local policies that guide Department of Public Works staff and others charged with responding to citizen requests for installation of new or modification of existing of crosswalks and/or speed humps. CCJTC members may reference the recently adopted Town of Harwich Crosswalk Policy, available at https://www.harwich-ma.gov/sites/harwichma/files/news/harwich_crosswalk_policy_2018.pdf.Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

Adjourn


This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) provides reasonable accommodations   and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than         English, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print, as available). For accommodations or language assistance please contact the Cape Cod JTC by phone: (508) 362-3828, fax (508) 362-3136, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), dial 711 or email frontdesk@capecodcommission.org. Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: The Cape Cod JTC complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and  regulations. It is the policy of the Cape Cod JTC to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity administered by the Cape Cod JTC. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact the JTC’s Title VI Coordinator by phone at (508)362-3828, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), dial 711, fax (508) 362-3136 or by e-mail at mhevenor@capecodcommission.org.If this information is needed in another language, please contact the JTC’s Title VI Coordinator by phone at (508)362-3828.Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI da JTC pelo telefone 508-744-1299.The public discussion of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) at CCJTC, JTC, and transportation meetings satisfies the Program of Projects (POP) public hearing requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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