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Notice of Public Meeting: Cape Rail Study | Advisory Group Meeting #1 

By on November 12, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Public Meeting: https://capecodcommission.org/transportation/join

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 12, 2020) – The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization will host the first Advisory Group meeting for the Cape Rail Study on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to discuss the context for the study, to describe existing conditions, and to develop the purpose, need, and potential alternatives for the analysis.

The meeting will be held virtually and will be open to the public. Use this link to join the meeting: https://capecodcommission.org/transportation/join

The Cape Rail Study, led by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and assisted by a consultant team, will evaluate the potential for extending year-round passenger rail to Cape Cod with connections to the communities of Middleborough and Wareham. The Advisory Group, including representation from the Town of Bourne and other key regional and local stakeholders, will provide input throughout the study process. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate during the public comment portion of the agenda.

Input from the first Advisory Group meeting will be important in establishing the framework for the study. Following the meeting, MassDOT and the consultant team will estimate potential ridership as well as capital and operating costs associated with alternatives developed through the process. Outcomes will be reviewed and discussed at a second Advisory Group meeting.

For more information:

Visit the project website at: https://capecodcommission.org/caperailstudy 

Or, contact Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, Cape Cod Commission: 508-744-1232

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