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Cape Rail Study Advisory Group

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  1. Introductions: Cape Cod Commission staff will introduce Advisory Group members, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff, and the consultant team from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  2. Alternatives Framework: The Cape Rail Study is evaluating the potential for extending year-round passenger rail to Cape Cod with connections to the communities of Middleborough, Wareham and Bourne. MassDOT staff will review the Alternatives Framework for the Cape Rail Study that identifies goals and objectives, the two proposed service alternatives, and a framework for results.
  3. Presentation of Service Alternatives Analysis: MassDOT staff will present draft analysis of the service alternatives from the Cape Rail study for potential passenger rail through Middleborough, Wareham, Buzzards Bay and Bourne, including their associated operations, ridership estimates, and order of magnitude cost estimates. Advisory Group members may ask questions and discuss the draft analysis presented.
  4. Next Steps: MassDOT staff will discuss the next steps of the Cape Rail study including the publishing of a final report for the study.
  5. Public Comment: Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide brief comments.
  6. Adjourn

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