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AGENDA: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1 p.m. 07/15/2019

 

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Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization

Public Meeting Agenda  

Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Place: East 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 June 17, 2019

Public Comment

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. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released a draft 2020 RTP at their meeting on June 17, 2019 for a 21-day public comment period. Cape Cod Commission staff will present public comments received regarding the 2020 RTP, and potential responses to these comments. Public comments and a revised draft 2020 RTP, which includes potential changes based on public comments, can be found at www.capecodcommission.org/meetingnotices. The Cape Cod (MPO) will discuss the 2020 RTP, public comments received regarding the 2020 RTP, and may vote whether to endorse the 2020 RTP. The Cape Cod MPO may also sign a Certification of the Cape Cod MPO Transportation Planning Process to certify compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act Requirements for the Transportation Sector and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. — Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

Air Quality Planning Memorandum of Understanding: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will present a draft 2019 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning agreements and responsibilities in the conduct of air quality planning and coordination for transportation conformity in Massachusetts among MassDOT, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Public Transportation Operators. The draft MOU is available at www.capecodcommission.org/meetingnotices. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may discuss and potentially vote to endorse the MOU. — MassDOT staff

2019 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant Application: The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission are jointing applying for funding through 2019 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding would cover a portion of the Hyannis Access Phase II (Yarmouth Road Reconstruction). The reconstruction of Yarmouth Road would include converting the roadway from two lanes to a four-lane boulevard and the addition of a bicycle-pedestrian path connecting the Cape Cod Rail Trail to Hyannis. Information on the grant application can be found at www.capecodcommission.org/build.  The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may discuss and potentially vote on sending a letter of support for the application. — Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager

Route 6 Interchange and Shoulders Study: Cape Cod Commission staff recently completed a study aimed at identifying alternatives that will improve safety at the interchanges and along Route 6 on Cape Cod. The study specially looks at the potential for extending acceleration and declaration lanes for Route 6 exits 1C-12. The study also considers the potential for expanding paved shoulder on section of Route 6 between the Cape Cod Canal and the Orleans/Eastham Rotary. Cape Cod Commission staff will present a summary of the study. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization may ask questions and discuss the study. — David Nolan, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Planner

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

Adjourn


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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