Transit Planning Assistance
Transportation staff provide transportation planning and technical assistance on a variety of public transportation topics and works closely with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA). This page summarizes key transit projects coordinated by Commission Staff.
Recent Transit Study Reports
On behalf of the CCRTA and the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO), Cape Cod Commission Transportation Staff develops the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT – HST) to provide assist to communities, human service agencies, and public transit agencies to better coordinate on and improve transportation services across the region. The CPT – HST Plan, assesses the region’s needs based on the latest regional US Census data as well as the latest CCRTA ridership data. The plan recognizes key needs and gaps in human transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Barnstable County. Then CPT – HST Plan then lays out goals and objectives for next steps to properly address the needs and gaps identified using FTA Section 5310 funding. The CPT - HST Plan was most recently completed in January 2023 and endorsed by the CCMPO on February 27, 2023. Download a copy of the report here.
Commission Staff completed an inventory of amenities featured at 20 high ridership CCRTA bus stops along the Sealine, Hyannis to Orleans (H2O), and Flex bus routes. The amenities inventoried include bus shelter, lighting, bus map and schedule, signage, benches and bike racks. These stops were selected because all have annual ridership figures over 3,500, which corresponds to an average daily ridership of about 11. This information will be used primarily by the CCRTA to upgrade amenities at bus stops and can be used indirectly by town governments to improve surrounding infrastructure. The overarching purpose of this report is to provide reliable and accurate data to help improve the most used bus stops for riders.
The Cape Rail Study evaluated potential year‐round passenger rail to the Cape Cod region. The study, led by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with technical support and guidance from the Cape Cod Commission, considered the options for expanding passenger rail service to Cape Cod with connections to Middleborough, Wareham, and beyond. For more background on this project, visit our webpage on the Cape Rail Study.
To learn more about the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority visit their website by clicking on the image or visiting capecodrta.org.