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Public Comment Period Open for Regional Transportation Documents

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released three (3) documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.

  • Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program
    (TIP) Amendment #3
  • Draft FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Draft FFY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

In accordance with the Public Participation Process developed by the Cape Cod MPO, Cape Cod Commission is making the DRAFT FFY 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #3, the DRAFT FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the DRAFT FFY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) available for public review and comment.

The TIP serves as a prioritized listing of roadway, bridge, and transit projects proposed for implementation during the next five (5) federal fiscal years. The UPWP describes all significant transportation planning activities planned on Cape Cod over the twelve (12) month period of October 2019 through September 2020. The critical freight corridor designation allows for access to a new federal funding program on these designated roadways. Copies of these documents are available for review at the Cape Cod Commission Offices (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at http://www.capecodcommission.org/mpo, and/or upon request.

A public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of these documents. This meeting will be held at the East Wing Conference Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).

Commission staff will also be available to accept comments at the following locations at the times listed:

  • Bourne: Cape Cod Canal Bike Path (southern side, adjacent to railroad bridge) – Monday, May 13, 2019: 3-4 p.m.
  • Barnstable: Hyannis Transportation Center (215 Iyannough Road) – Tuesday, May 14, 2019: 8-9 a.m.
  • Yarmouth: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Station Avenue – Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 3-4 p.m.
  • Orleans: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Main Street – Thursday, May 16, 2019: 3-4 p.m.

Please contact Steven Tupper at 508-362-3828 for further information.

Comments on this TIP Amendment, TIP, or UPWP may be sent via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, by May 13, 2019, as follows:

Mailed or dropped off:

Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program
Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager
3225 Main Street (Route 6A) | PO Box 226
Barnstable MA 02630-0226

Sent by facsimile to the attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, FAX: 508-362-3136

Electronic mail (email). Please put TIP Amendment, TIP, or UPWP in the subject line and send to:stupper@capecodcommission.org

Item Last Updated April 24, 2019

 

Comment open for Cape Cod TIP: 2019-2023, Draft Amendment 2

The Cape Cod MPO voted to release the draft TIP Amendment 2 for the public review/comment period at its meeting on March 18, 2019, which officially began the 21-calendar-day public comment period, which ends April 8, 2019. The MPO is expected to consider endorsement of the Amendment at its 1:00 PM meeting on April 18, 2019.

The amendment can be downloaded at the following link:

Cape Cod TIP: Federal Fiscal Year 2019 – 2023, Draft Amendment 2

All MPO meetings are held at the Cape Cod Commission Office at 3325 Main Street (Route 6A) Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (the Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).

Comments on this plan may be sent by April 8, 2018 via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, as follows:

Mailed or dropped off:

Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program
Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager
3225 Main Street (Route 6A)
PO Box 226
Barnstable MA 02630-0226

Sent by facsimile to the attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager:

FAX: 508-362-3136

Item Last Updated April 1, 2019

 

Bourne Bridge lane restrictions set to start on Monday, March 25

Maintenance work on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., is scheduled to start, weather permitting, on Monday, March 25, 2019 and continue through about May 23, 2019, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District officials.

During the work, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to ONE WIDER 12-FOOT LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.

The lane restrictions will remain in place 24 hours per day. Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title "Bridge Work Alerts." An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.

Additionally, updates are available from the Corps’ New England District via Facebook and Twitter: on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland; on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland. Or visit the District website at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.

Item Last Updated March 19, 2019

 

OP-ED: Cape Cod Communities Increase Momentum to Improve Water Quality

This is an exciting time to be working to improve water quality on Cape Cod. The strong partnership between local communities, the Cape Cod Commission, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is showing real progress.

Read the entire Op-Ed by By Alexandra Dunn, U.S. EPA, New England Region and Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, Massachusetts DEP.

Item Last Updated October 24, 2018

 

Enabling Regulations - Fee Schedule Revised

The fee schedule for the Cape Cod Commission's CHAPTER A: Enabling Regulations Governing Review of Developments of Regional Impact has been revised, effective July 1, 2017.

Item Last Updated June 30, 2017

 

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