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Draft 2020 Regional Transportation Plan Available for Review: Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  June 18, 2019

INFORMATION FROM THE CAPE COD COMMISSION 

Media Contact:

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

Draft 2020 Regional Transportation Plan Available for Review

Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization released the Draft Cape Cod 2020 Regional Transportation Plan for a 21-day public review and comment period.

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the long-range plan that sets the vision for the region’s transportation system through 2040 and beyond. The RTP sets the priorities for federal and state spending on transportation projects in your community.

Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments. The Draft 2020 RTP can be found at www.capecodcommission.org/rtp.

Office hours will be held during the last week of June to answer questions and accept public comments on the 2020 RTP. Interested members of the public can stop in at the Cape Cod Commission Office (3225 Main Street [Route 6A], Barnstable) or call 508-362-3828.

Staff will be available during the times listed below. Other times are available by appointment.

  • Monday, June 24, 2019: 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019: 3 – 5 p.m.

A public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for July 15, 2019, at 1 PM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of 2020 RTP. This meeting will be 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).

Comments on the 2020 RTP may be sent via mail, hand-delivered, by fax, or via e-mail, by July 8, 2019, as follows:

Mailed or dropped off:

Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program

Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager

3225 Main Street (Route 6A) | PO Box 226

Barnstable MA  02630-0226


Fax
: Attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, 508-362-3136

E-mail: Please put “RTP” in the subject line and send to stupper@capecodcommission.org

Please contact Steven Tupper at 508-362-3828 for further information.

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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).

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.

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