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July 16, 2024
Town of Orleans Municipal Digital Equity Plan released for public comment

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Orleans have released the Draft Town of Orleans Municipal Digital Equity Plan for a 30-day public review and comment period.

July 11, 2024
Stakeholders invited to Downtown Chatham Parking and Circulation Study public meeting

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Chatham invite residents, business owners, and others who frequently visit downtown Chatham to attend a hybrid public meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2024, at 5:00 PM at the Town Annex, 261 George Ryder Road, to learn more and share their thoughts on plans to improve parking and circulation in downtown Chatham.

June 24, 2024
Regulatory Update | June 2024

A status on projects currently under review by the Cape Cod Commission.

June 24, 2024
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority expands on-demand ride service, offers new CapeFlyer features 

Summer on Cape Cod is in full swing, and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is busy working to provide residents and visitors with transit options across the region. In addition to its network of fixed-route buses that serve major roadways across Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is rolling out an enhanced on-demand ride-hail service known as SmartDart, beginning its expanded summer fixed route schedules, and welcoming the CapeFlyer summer train for its 11th season.

June 24, 2024
Freshwater Initiative: Developing strategies

The Cape Cod Freshwater Initiative is moving forward, with much being accomplished over the past few months. Stakeholder groups, organized by groundwater lens, met three times over the past three months to learn about and share thoughts on the region’s freshwater resources, discuss pond management strategies and priorities, and share ideas for advancing and implementing actions to support pond health.  Stakeholder feedback will inform recommendations and resources that result from the Freshwater Initiative. The final round of stakeholder meetings took place in early June, with groups meeting in Sandwich, Harwich, and Wellfleet. 

June 24, 2024
Conceptual plans for low-lying roads

This spring, Cape Cod Commission staff completed the Low-Lying Roads project, identifying priority low-lying roadway segments susceptible to coastal storm flooding and preparing conceptual improvements for prioritized locations in all 15 Cape Cod towns.

June 24, 2024
Developing a Community Land Trust and Housing Land Bank

With 86 percent of Cape Cod's land already either developed or protected, acquiring available land for affordable housing development or redevelopment can be difficult and slow. During the development of the Regional Housing Strategy, the Cape Cod Commission heard this concern from many towns and other stakeholders across the region.

In response, the key recommendations outlined in the Regional Housing Strategy include establishing a regional housing land bank and a community land trust that will work together to acquire and facilitate the development of affordable housing on Cape Cod.

June 24, 2024
Improving wayfinding in Falmouth

The Cape Cod Commission is collaborating with the Town of Falmouth to develop a wayfinding plan for downtown. This plan aims to improve navigation for motorists, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists in the area.

June 20, 2024
Notice of Public Review and Comment Period - FFY 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 4

During a meeting held on June 17, 2024, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 4 for a…

May 23, 2024
2024 Cape Cod Climate Ambassador Program concludes

Thirteen Cape Cod high school students are now better prepared to combat climate change after completing the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program, an initiative to educate, engage, and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to address the challenges of climate change.

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