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March 29, 2023
Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant now accepting applications

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration is seeking applications for its Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant program, which seeks to encourage eligible applicants to replace structures with better-designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate-resiliency criteria. 

Posted in Newsletter
March 29, 2023
Climate-resilient solutions for low-lying roads presented at public meetings

Cape Cod Commission staff are working with all 15 Cape Cod communities to examine vulnerabilities in the roadway network and identify adaptation alternatives. The project employs state-of-the-art modeling and community engagement to identify and prioritize low-lying roads to target for coastal resiliency action.  The towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Eastham, Truro, and Wellfleet are at the stage of the project that includes review of conceptual designs for high-priority road segments.

Posted in Newsletter, Climate
March 29, 2023
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority exploring a zero-emission future

Transportation accounts for 55% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced on Cape Cod. While riding public transit is a way to reduce GHG emissions from personal vehicles, a fleet of zero-emissions buses could further reduce emissions – which the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) hopes to accomplish. The Commission is working with the CCRTA on a nine-month study to explore transitioning to a zero-emission fleet. 

March 29, 2023
Cape Cod Ponds Network: Communication and Outreach Strategies 

The Cape Cod Ponds Network convened for the fourth time in February 2023. Nearly 70 people dedicated to and interested in improving and maintaining the quality of our region's ponds and lakes attended to learn more about communication and outreach efforts ponds groups can take to educate, inform, and engage citizens. 

March 29, 2023
Updated Cape Cod Commission Chronology Viewer

The Cape Cod Commission's Chronology Viewer enables users to view historic trends and aerial imagery from 1938 to 2020. It has recently been upgraded with a new look, updated data, and an easier-to-use interface.

March 29, 2023
Enhancing broadband to close the digital divide

The Cape Cod Commission has been selected as a digital equity planning provider for the Cape’s 15 communities under the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program. Through this program, the Commission will work with regional stakeholders to identify the community's needs to drive investment and activities to broaden internet access and usage.

Posted in Newsletter
March 24, 2023
Cape Cod 2024 Regional Transportation Plan Survey Now Open

The Cape Cod Commission is seeking comments and input from the public to support development of the 2024 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). An online survey is now open.

March 13, 2023
Canal Bridges update: Sagamore Bridge maintenance work and lane closures to begin; Cape Cod Bridges Program public meetings scheduled

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced that lane restrictions will begin March 20, 2023 on the Sagamore Bridge in order to perform critical maintenance work.  Beginning on March 20, 2023, vehicle travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced from the current two lanes in each direction to a single 12-foot-wide lane in each direction. Lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day until crews complete the project. Repair work and lane restrictions are scheduled to run through May.

March 8, 2023
Cape Cod 2024 Regional Transportation Plan Update

To kick off the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) development process, a series of Listening Sessions have been scheduled to gather early public input. Each Listening Session will include a presentation and time for questions and comments. The RTP sets the long-range vision for the transportation system on Cape Cod in 2050. It is the primary means for the allocation of federal and state funds for the Cape's transportation needs.

February 28, 2023
Cape Cod Commission partners with towns to host virtual workshops on low-lying roads

The Cape Cod Commission will host a series of virtual public meetings in the coming weeks in the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Eastham, Truro, and Wellfleet to present conceptual design alternatives created by the Woods Hole Group to address vulnerable low-lying roadway segments, bridges, and culverts.

Posted in Press Releases, Climate
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