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April 28, 2023
Planning for Cape Cod’s transportation future 

The Metropolitan Planning Organization recently released the draft 2024 Unified Planning Work Program and the draft 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program for a 21-day public comment period. 

April 26, 2023
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Transportation Planning Documents 

In accordance with the Public Participation Plan, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the draft FFY 2024 Unified Planning Work Program, the draft FFY 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program, and the draft FFY 2023-2028 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 2 for a 21-day public review and comment period.  Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.

March 29, 2023
Regulatory Update | March 2023

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

Posted in Regulatory
March 29, 2023
Looking down from above: Exploring remote sensing to better understand our ponds and lakes 

For nearly fifty years, satellites have been orbiting the earth collecting imagery to monitor and study the health of our planet. What if we could use those images to learn more about the health of our ponds and lakes? 

March 29, 2023
Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant now accepting applications

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration is seeking applications for its Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant program, which seeks to encourage eligible applicants to replace structures with better-designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate-resiliency criteria. 

Posted in Newsletter
March 29, 2023
Climate-resilient solutions for low-lying roads presented at public meetings

Cape Cod Commission staff are working with all 15 Cape Cod communities to examine vulnerabilities in the roadway network and identify adaptation alternatives. The project employs state-of-the-art modeling and community engagement to identify and prioritize low-lying roads to target for coastal resiliency action.  The towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Eastham, Truro, and Wellfleet are at the stage of the project that includes review of conceptual designs for high-priority road segments.

Posted in Newsletter, Climate
March 29, 2023
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority exploring a zero-emission future

Transportation accounts for 55% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced on Cape Cod. While riding public transit is a way to reduce GHG emissions from personal vehicles, a fleet of zero-emissions buses could further reduce emissions – which the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) hopes to accomplish. The Commission is working with the CCRTA on a nine-month study to explore transitioning to a zero-emission fleet. 

March 29, 2023
Cape Cod Ponds Network: Communication and Outreach Strategies 

The Cape Cod Ponds Network convened for the fourth time in February 2023. Nearly 70 people dedicated to and interested in improving and maintaining the quality of our region's ponds and lakes attended to learn more about communication and outreach efforts ponds groups can take to educate, inform, and engage citizens. 

March 29, 2023
Updated Cape Cod Commission Chronology Viewer

The Cape Cod Commission's Chronology Viewer enables users to view historic trends and aerial imagery from 1938 to 2020. It has recently been upgraded with a new look, updated data, and an easier-to-use interface.

March 29, 2023
Enhancing broadband to close the digital divide

The Cape Cod Commission has been selected as a digital equity planning provider for the Cape’s 15 communities under the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program. Through this program, the Commission will work with regional stakeholders to identify the community's needs to drive investment and activities to broaden internet access and usage.

Posted in Newsletter
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