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AGENDA: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization

The meeting will be held virtually, with all members of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization participating remotely, pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, An Act Relative to Extending Certain Covid-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency, signed into law on June 16, 2021.

Members of the public can join the meeting using one of the following methods:     

Meeting materials may be accessed at www.capecodcommission.org/mpo. It is recommended that phone participants access materials in advance of the meeting. Please join the virtual meeting at least ten minutes before the start of the meeting and call (508) 362-3828 if you have any issues joining.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Public Comment
  4. Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Improvement Program: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) staff will provide an update on status of the Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Improvement Program, a program that will include the eventual replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, as well as improvements to the approach roadway networks.
  5. Cape Rail Study: MassDOT staff will provide an update on the Cape Rail Study, a MassDOT study that is evaluating alternatives for extending year-round passenger rail to Cape Cod with connections to the communities of Middleborough and Wareham.
  6. Southeast Short-Sea Shipping Study: MassDOT staff will provide an update on the Short-Sea Shipping as an Alternative to Non-Bulk Freight Trucking in Southeastern, MA research project. This MassDOT effort is exploring whether or not new options for short-sea shipping could be utilized to ease roadway congestion and reduce emissions associated with the transport of non-bulk freight to Martha’s Vineyard.
  7. Reports: MassDOT staff will discuss the status of the Transportation Improvement Program projects. Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and Cape Cod Commission staff will report on recent and upcoming transportation initiatives across Cape Cod.
  8. New Business: Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair more than 48 hours before the meeting.
  9. Adjourn

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print, as available). For accommodations or language assistance please contact the Cape Cod MPO by phone: (508) 362-3828, fax (508) 362-3136, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), dial 711 or email frontdesk@capecodcommission.org. Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: The Cape Cod MPO complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of the Cape Cod MPO to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity administered by the Cape Cod MPO. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact the MPO’s Title VI Coordinator by phone at (508)362-3828, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), dial 711, fax (508) 362-3136 or by e-mail at mhevenor@capecodcommission.org. If this information is needed in another language, please contact the MPO’s Title VI Coordinator by phone at (508)362-3828.

Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI da MPO pelo telefone 508-744-1299. The public discussion of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) at CCJTC, MPO, and transportation meetings satisfies the Program of Projects (POP) public hearing requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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