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Regional Transportation Plan Public Meetings June 3 & 5: Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 24, 2019

INFORMATION FROM THE CAPE COD COMMISSION BARNSTABLE COUNTY

Regional Transportation Plan Public Meetings: June 3 & 5 Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is preparing the 2020 update to the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). A series of public meetings is scheduled for the first week of June 2019, which will build on public input gathered earlier this year through listening sessions, an online survey, and other outreach events.  The RTP is the long-range plan that sets the vision for the region’s transportation system through 2040 and beyond.

This round of engagement will gather feedback to prioritize $1.1 billion in funding expected over the next 21 years. The meeting will include discussion of the recently-released Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study draft report (see announcement below). A preliminary draft 2020 RTP can be found at: www.capecodcommission.org/rtp

Public meetings will be held at the following locations at the times listed:

  • PROVINCETOWN: Veterans’ Memorial Community Center (2 Mayflower Street) – Monday, June 3, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • BARNSTABLE: Hyannis Transportation Center (215 Iyannough Road) – Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10 a.m.
  • SANDWICH: Sandwich Town Hall (130 Main Street) – Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5 p.m.

Each meeting will begin with a presentation by Cape Cod Commission staff, which is expected to last approximately 30 minutes, followed by any opportunity for questions and comments.

A public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for June 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. to consider release of a draft 2020 RTP for a 21-day public comment period. The Cape Cod MPO is expected to consider endorsement of the 2020 RTP its meeting scheduled for July 15, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Cape Cod MPO meetings are held at the East Wing Conference Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).
Please contact Steven Tupper at 508-362-3828 for further information.

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 frontdesk@capecodcommission.org. 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 mhevenor@capecodcommission.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).

Media Contact:
Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager
Cape Cod Commission
508-362-3828
www.capecodcommission.org/rtp

ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION:
The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. For more information, visit: www.capecodcommission.org.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has released  the Draft Final Report for the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Draft Final Report for the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study is now available for a 30-day public review and comment period. MassDOT recently completed this conceptual planning study to evaluate existing and future transportation safety and congestion deficiencies in the Cape Cod Canal Study Area. The study process included the development and analysis of multimodal transportation alternatives for roadways, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities in order to address identified deficiencies. The Draft Final Report includes recommendations that are intended to improve multimodal transportation conditions in the Cape Cod Canal Study Area.

We encourage you to review the Draft Final Report and submit your comments via the online comment form on the website, or by mail to:

Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Attention: Ethan Britland, Office of Transportation Planning
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4150
Boston, MA 02116

Please note, comments on the Draft Final Report will be accepted through Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Thank you for your continued interest in the study and we look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,
Study Team
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Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: MassDOT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of MassDOT 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 MassDOT. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact MassDOT’s Title VI Specialist by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTY at (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602 or by e-mail at MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us.

If information is needed in another language, please contact the MassDOT Title VI Specialist by phone at (857) 368-8580.

Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do MassDOT pelo fone 857-368-8580.
Si necesita información en otro lenguaje, favor contactar al especialista de MassDOT del Título VI al 857-368-8580.如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系马萨诸塞州交通部(MassDOT)《民权法》第六章专职人员,电话 857-368-8580。
如果需要使用其它語言了解信息,請聯系馬薩諸塞州交通部(MassDOT)《民權法》第六章專職人員,電話 857-368-8580。

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