The Transportation department provides transportation planning and technical assistance to the Cape communities and region. With expertise in safety, transportation funding, complete streets, land use planning, transit planning, and context-sensitive design, the transportation staff works to promote a safe, reliable, and multi-modal transportation system that meets the diverse needs of the region and its people
The Transportation department serves as staff to the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the regional governing body established by federal law to oversee regional transportation planning and recommend the distribution of transportation funds on Cape Cod as well as the Cape Cod MPO advisory group, the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC). Under the direction of the Cape Cod MPO, transportation staff prepare federal certification documents required to allow use of federal transportation funds in the region including the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), and the Public Participation Plan (PPP).
The Transportation department conducts transportation planning studies and other initiatives in the areas of transportation safety, roadway and traffic conditions, congestion management, bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit planning, and transportation resilience planning.
Watch a video describing the planning process for the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program: