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December 21, 2023
Cape Cod Bridges Program receives significant federal funding

Nearly $400 million in federal funding is on the way to support replacing the aging Bourne and Sagamore bridges.

Announced on Friday, December 15, the $372 million award represents the full amount the Healey-Driscoll administration applied for in August 2023 from the Federal Multi-modal Project Discretionary Grant program, which includes the Nationally Significant Multi-modal Freight & Highway Projects (INFRA) program and the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program

December 21, 2023
Collaborative planning for the region’s transportation needs 

Planning for major road work projects across the region is a collaborative effort. Federal, state, and regional transportation planners seek various levels of input and approval before construction begins.

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) is a crucial element in the transportation planning process. This group brings together local, regional, state, and federal officials who convene to assess, guide, and make decisions on different facets and outcomes of transportation projects.

December 21, 2023
Strategies to strengthen the region’s vulnerable roadways

In 2021, the Commission began work on the Low-Lying Roads Project, an effort to assess and analyze the region’s low-lying roads and to devise solutions that towns can implement to increase their resiliency in the face of increased climate impacts. The project will be complete in 2024, with vulnerable roads identified and solutions presented in all 15 Cape Cod towns.

December 21, 2023
A zero-emission future for Cape Cod’s public transit system

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is embarking upon an effort to electrify its fleet. A comprehensive study conducted by Hatch Associates Consultants maps out a 12-year electrification plan that could significantly reduce the fleet's greenhouse gas emissions.

November 28, 2023
Cape Cod Commission and Town of Yarmouth to hold Station Avenue Corridor Study public meeting

The Cape Cod Commission and Town of Yarmouth invite citizens to a public meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Yarmouth Town Hall to discuss and gather public feedback on potential conceptual improvements to Station Avenue identified as part of the Station Avenue Corridor Study.

November 16, 2023
Improving traffic flow and parking in downtown Chatham

With technical assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, the Town of Chatham is exploring ways to improve traffic circulation and parking in its busy downtown.

November 16, 2023
Studying non-motorist trends near the Canal bridges

New and improved data tracking users on the Cape Cod Canal bike paths is now available.


October 27, 2023
New technology improves bike and pedestrian counts

The Cape Cod Commission is employing new technology to provide a broader picture of pedestrian and bicycle use of our roadways and shared-use paths.

October 25, 2023
Cape Cod bridges replacement: an urgent need

This month, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, and Representative Bill Keating released a report detailing the urgent need to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. Entitled “Cape Cod Bridges Replacement: An Urgent Need,” the report includes data and information from thirty-six local stakeholders, including the Cape Cod Commission, highlighting the critical regional importance of the bridges.

September 29, 2023
National report highlights Commission partnerships 

A new report issued by the Federal Highway Administration highlights the Cape Cod Commission’s ongoing collaborative work with the Cape Cod National Seashore, including the effort to produce and implement the Outer Cape Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.  

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