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AGENDA: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1 p.m. 06/17/2019


POSTED: June 6, 2019, 1:47 PM

Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization

Public Meeting Agenda    

Date/TimeMondayJune 17, 2019 @ 1:0PM
PlaceEast Wing Conference Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA  02630

Call to order/Introductions

Potential approval of the DRAFT minutes of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting on May 20, 2019

Public Comment

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Canal Area Transportation StudyThe Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Study seeks to identify existing and future multimodal transportation deficiencies and needs around the Cape Cod Canal area in the towns of Bourne and Sandwich. The study also describes the development and analysis of a full range of transportation alternatives including highway and non-highway improvements and alternatives that improve access for all modes of transportation. Cape Cod Commission staff will summarize key recommendations presented in the Draft Report. The Draft Report for the study is available at: https://www.mass.gov/cape-cod-canal-transportation-studyThe Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may ask questions and discuss the Draft Report.   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 the years 2020 through 2040. Cape Cod Commission staff will present the draft 2020 RTP, feedback received at recent outreach events, and an approach to incorporate findings from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Canal Area Transportation Study into the RTPThe Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization will discuss the draft RTP, which may be found at http://www.capecodcommission.org/meetingnoticesand may vote whether to release for public the draft RTP for a 21-day public comment period Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

Cape Cod Top 50 Crash Locations Report and Cape Cod Crash Dashboard:  Over the five-year period from 2012 through 2016 there were over 26,000 crashes reported on Cape Cod resulting in 90 fatalities and over 900 serious injuries. The Cape Cod Top 50 Crash Location Report documents the highest crash locations in the region based on the total number of crashes, severity-weighted number of crashes, crash rate, and severity-weighted crash rate. This report also documents recent and planned efforts to improve safety at these locations. Cape Cod Commission staff will present this report along with a new online crash dashboard that will allow users to access and analyze crash data for these high crash locations as well as any other location on Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may ask questions and discuss the Cape Cod Top 50 Crash Locations Report and Cape Cod Crash Dashboard. David Nolan, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Planner

Tools to Address High-Crash Locations – Road Safety Audits:  A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a formal safety examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. The purpose of an RSA is to identify potential safety issues and possible opportunities for safety improvements while considering all roadway users. Cape Cod Commission staff conducts and participates in a number of RSAs each year. Commission staff will summarize the RSA process, highlight recent RSAs conducted in the region, and explain the role of RSAs in addressing safety issues on Cape Cod roads. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may ask questions and discuss RSAsColleen Medeiros, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Engineer

Reports – Massachusetts Department of TransportationThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will discuss with members the status of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) projectsThe 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. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization members may ask questions and discuss the TIP projects. MassDOT Staff 

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

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




This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 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 MPO 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 MPO 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 MPO 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 MPO. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact the MPO’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 MPO’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 MPO pelo telefone 508-744-1299. The public discussion of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) at CCJTC, MPO, and transportation meetings satisfies the Program of Projects (POP) public hearing requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).


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