AGENDA: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization
Note: The meeting will be held virtually, with all members of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization participating remotely, pursuant to Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker’s Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law dated March 12, 2020.
Members of the public can join the meeting using one of the following methods:
- By clicking on the following link: https://capecodcommission.org/mpo/join
- Going online capecodcommission.org/mpo and clicking on “Join Virtual Meeting.” Participants wishing to speak should click “Participants” icon on the lower toolbar and then click “Raise Hand” in the dialog box to notify the chair. The chair will recognize participants.
- Calling in to (929) 205-6099 and entering meeting ID 935 9630 2992. Participants wishing to speak should press *9 to notify the chair. The chair will recognize participants.
Meeting materials may be accessed at www.capecodcommission.org/mpo. It is recommended that phone participants access materials in advance of the meeting. Please join the virtual meeting at least fifteen minutes before the start of the meeting and call (508) 362-3828 if you have any issues joining.
- Call to Order
- Potential approval of prior meeting minutes: November 16, 2020
- Public Comment
- Sub-regional Representative Election: The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)will hold a vote of all selectmen in attendance to elect the sub-regional representatives to the MPO for the term of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023, followed by a tally of any absentee ballots submitted. The slate of candidates is as follows: Judith McLeod Froman, sub-region A (Towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee and Sandwich), Sheryl McMahon, sub-region B (Towns of Yarmouth, and Dennis), Kevin Galligan, sub-region C (Towns of Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, and Orleans), and Robert Weinstein, sub-region D (Towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown).
- Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment #1: Staff will present comments on, and the MPOmay vote to endorse, draft Amendment #1, which would add language to the UPWP to identify that a consultant will assist in the completion of Task 2.3 (Transportation Database Management).
- Cape Rail Study: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will provide an update on the Cape Rail Study, a study that will evaluate the potential for extending year-round passenger rail to Cape Cod and give information on the first Advisory Group meeting, to be held on November 19, 2020.
- Reports: MassDOT staff will discuss the status of the Transportation Improvement Program projects, the Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Improvement Program, and the Short Sea Shipping Alternatives for Southeastern Massachusetts Study. Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and Cape Cod Commission staff will report on recent and upcoming transportation initiatives across Cape Cod.
- New Business: Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair more than 48 hours before the meeting.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).