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For Immediate Release: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization Released (3) Documents for Public Review


Media Contact: Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager | | 508-362-3828

Public Comment Period Open for Regional Transportation Documents – Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released three (3) documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.

  • Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program
    (TIP) Amendment #3
  • Draft FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Draft FFY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

In accordance with the Public Participation Process developed by the Cape Cod MPO, Cape Cod Commission is making the DRAFT FFY 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #3, the DRAFT FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the DRAFT FFY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) available for public review and comment.

The TIP serves as a prioritized listing of roadway, bridge, and transit projects proposed for implementation during the next five (5) federal fiscal years. The UPWP describes all significant transportation planning activities planned on Cape Cod over the twelve (12) month period of October 2019 through September 2020. The critical freight corridor designation allows for access to a new federal funding program on these designated roadways. Copies of these documents are available for review at the Cape Cod Commission Offices (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at, and/or upon request.

A public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of these documents. This meeting will be held at the East Wing Conference Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA  02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).

Commission staff will also be available to accept comments at the following locations at the times listed:

  • Bourne: Cape Cod Canal Bike Path (southern side, adjacent to railroad bridge) – Monday, May 13, 2019: 3-4 p.m.
  • Barnstable: Hyannis Transportation Center (215 Iyannough Road) – Tuesday, May 14, 2019: 8-9 a.m.
  • Yarmouth: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Station Avenue – Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 3-4 p.m.
  • Orleans: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Main Street – Thursday, May 16, 2019: 3-4 p.m.

Please contact Steven Tupper at 508-362-3828 for further information.

Comments on this TIP Amendment, TIP, or UPWP may be sent via mail, hand-delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, by May 13, 2019, as follows:

Mailed or dropped off:

                  Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program

                  Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager

                  3225 Main Street (Route 6A) | PO Box 226

                  Barnstable MA  02630-0226

Sent by facsimile to the attention of Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, FAX:  508-362-3136

Electronic mail (email). Please put TIP Amendment, TIP,  or UPWP in the subject line and send to:

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 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

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).



The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. For more information, visit