Each year, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC) meet publicly to review the development of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), plans that set the course for transportation work across the region.
During a meeting held on January 22, 2024, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 1 for a 21-day public review and comment period.
Under the Unified Planning Work Program, Commission staff have begun a year-long process to analyze five years of crash data from more than 13 interchanges. Staff is studying crash history to determine each crash's exact location, examining the type and severity of crashes, and reviewing existing conditions, such as traffic controls and pedestrian accommodations.
Yarmouth residents interested in the future of Station Avenue gathered at Yarmouth Town Hall on December 13 to learn more about the Station Avenue Corridor Study and share their thoughts on potential improvements.
Nearly $400 million in federal funding is on the way to support replacing the aging Bourne and Sagamore bridges.
Announced on Friday, December 15, the $372 million award represents the full amount the Healey-Driscoll administration applied for in August 2023 from the Federal Multi-modal Project Discretionary Grant program, which includes the Nationally Significant Multi-modal Freight & Highway Projects (INFRA) program and the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program
Planning for major road work projects across the region is a collaborative effort. Federal, state, and regional transportation planners seek various levels of input and approval before construction begins.
The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) is a crucial element in the transportation planning process. This group brings together local, regional, state, and federal officials who convene to assess, guide, and make decisions on different facets and outcomes of transportation projects.
In 2021, the Commission began work on the Low-Lying Roads Project, an effort to assess and analyze the region’s low-lying roads and to devise solutions that towns can implement to increase their resiliency in the face of increased climate impacts. The project will be complete in 2024, with vulnerable roads identified and solutions presented in all 15 Cape Cod towns.
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is embarking upon an effort to electrify its fleet. A comprehensive study conducted by Hatch Associates Consultants maps out a 12-year electrification plan that could significantly reduce the fleet's greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cape Cod Commission and Town of Yarmouth invite citizens to a public meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Yarmouth Town Hall to discuss and gather public feedback on potential conceptual improvements to Station Avenue identified as part of the Station Avenue Corridor Study.
With technical assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, the Town of Chatham is exploring ways to improve traffic circulation and parking in its busy downtown.