The Cape Cod Commission is seeking comments and input from the public to support development of the 2024 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). An online survey is now open.
To kick off the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) development process, a series of Listening Sessions have been scheduled to gather early public input. Each Listening Session will include a presentation and time for questions and comments. The RTP sets the long-range vision for the transportation system on Cape Cod in 2050. It is the primary means for the allocation of federal and state funds for the Cape's transportation needs.
The Cape Cod Commission is receiving $240,000 in federal grant funding to support the Cape Cod Regional Safety Action Plan through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program, an initiative designed to improve roads and address traffic fatalities nationwide.
Under the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Cape Cod Commission will work with the Town of Yarmouth and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to conduct a corridor planning study to examine the existing conditions of Station Avenue from the Route 6 interchange to Regional Avenue. The study will include the preparation of a suite of alternatives to improve safety, reduce congestion, and accommodate all users.
The 2024 Regional Transportation Plan will be a 25-year vision for the future of transportation on Cape Cod, looking ahead to the year 2050. It is a community-driven, performance-based plan that considers the unique challenges and opportunities of the region. The Plan is expected to include strategies to meet Climate Action Plan goals to reduce vehicle miles traveled, support low and no-carbon transportation options, and accelerate the electrification of the transportation system.
From 2018 to 2020, there were 14,404 vehicle crashes reported on Cape Cod, 33 of which were fatal.
To support, advance, and contribute to the Commonwealth’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Commission staff is working across different levels of government and with local advocacy organizations to promote the adoption of EVs and the expansion of EV charging infrastructure.
Climate discussions at OneCape 2022 focused on work to improve the region's ability to combat climate change and strengthen our infrastructure, all while ensuring equity throughout the planning process.
A trio of traffic technicians clad in bright yellow safety vests spends the summer months collecting various data from our region's roadways.
The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released two (2) documents for a public review and comment period.