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The Regional Transportation Plan, a long-range comprehensive plan, is the primary means by which federal and state funds are allocated to the Cape's transportation needs. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a collaboration of local, regional, state, and federal transportation officials, votes on this federally required document, which is compiled and maintained by the staff of the Cape Cod Commission. It is updated every four years.

Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan

The Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a community-driven, performance-based plan that considers the unique challenges and opportunities of the region and establishes spending priorities to allocate available surface transportation funding towards transportation infrastructure projects for Cape Cod through 2040.

The 2020 RTP was adopted on July 15, 2019 by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization after a robust public process including of two dozen public meeting and outreach events and over 500 public comments.

The plan includes over $300 million in projects recommended in the draft MassDOT Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study such as the reconfiguration of the Bourne Rotary. The plan also includes over $820 million for roadways, bridges, sidewalks, and path in the region and over $280 million in transit funding. These projects represents a significant investment in the region in the regions infrastructure over the next 20 years.

Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan

Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan (with appendices)

Recommended Funding Distribution

From Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan (adopted July 15, 2019)

Summary of Recommended RTP Spending Distribution


Project Resources

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921K pdf
Dec 13, 2018
RTP Update - 11192018 MPO Presentation
3 Socio-Economic Projections for 2020 Regional Transportation PlansLed by a team at MassDOTAnalysis completed by the UMass Donahue Institute’s …
5M pdf
Feb 05, 2019
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CAPE COD + Long-range plan (20~25 years) + Includes all modes + Establishes the regional vision + Programs infrastructure …
627K pdf
Aug 18, 2015
RTP Appendix O - Survey Results (Endorsed 7-20-15)
primary consideration. ● Does multi-modal include transit? Need to focus on how to get people to jobs and shopping etc by ways other than car - we …
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