The Cape Cod Commission coordinates transportation planning activities under the guidance of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a collaboration of local, regional, state, and federal officials. The MPO, designated under federal transportation legislation following the 1990 United States Census, meets to review, direct, and vote on aspects and products of the transportation planning process.
The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC) is the transportation planning advisory group that reviews, discusses, and votes on recommendations to the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Cape Cod Commission's MPO-related work includes:
- the preparation of an annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for transportation planning activities;
- an annual update of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and any necessary TIP amendments; and
- the development and implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Congestion Management Plan (CMP).
The process by which the MPO solicits public involvement and cooperative decision-making as part of the transportation planning process is detailed in the MPO's Public Participation Plan (PPP).
Watch a video describing the planning process for the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program:
Public Comment Opportunity - Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2022-2026) Amendment 3
Draft Amendment 3 to the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was released for public comment on May 23, 2022. Amendment 3 would increase the funding amount for the Dennis Culvert Replacements on Route 6A Over Sesuit Creek to match the increased project cost estimate of $4,523,207 using both regional and statewide TIP funds and increase the funding amount for the Harwich Azalea Bridge Replacement project to match the increased project cost estimte of $3,963,000 using statewide TIP funds. Comments will be accepted through June 13, 2022 as detailed here.
Public Comment Opportunity - Public Participation Plan 2022 Update
Draft Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Participation Plan 2022 Update was released for a 45-day public review and comment period on May 23, 2022. on May 23, 2022. The PPP is updated every five years. It guides the MPO in its public participation efforts to offer early, continuous, and meaningful opportunities for the public to take part in an inclusive and equitable transportation planning and decision process. Comments will be accepted through July 7, 2022 as detailed here.
Jamey Tesler, ChairMassachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan GulliverMassDOT Highway Division, Highway Administrator
Harold "Woody" Mitchell, Vice ChairCape Cod Commission
Robert LawtonCape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), Chairman
Mark ForestBarnstable County Commissioner
Brian WeedenMashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, Chairman
Daniel SantosBarnstable, Designee for Town Council President
Judith MacLeod-FromanSub-region A Representative: Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich
Sheryl McMahonSub-region B Representative: Dennis and Yarmouth
Kevin GalliganSub-region C Representative: Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans
Robert WeinsteinSub-region D Representative: Eastham, Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet
Ex-Officio MembersFederal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, National Park Service/Cape Cod National Seashore, The Steamship Authority, and Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee