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Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Transportation Planning Documents

Cape Cod Commission logoPlanning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

For Immediate Release (April 27, 2021) – The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released four (4) documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.

In accordance with the Public Participation Process developed by the Cape Cod MPO, the Cape Cod Commission is making the FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment 2, Draft FFY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program, FFY 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 2 and Draft FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program 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 2021 through September 2022. Copies of these documents are available for review online at:

Online public comment opportunities for these plans will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM (transit focused), Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM (bicycle and pedestrian focused) and Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM (safety focused). These virtual meetings will feature a short presentation on the documents followed by an opportunity for public comments. Virtual office hours to discuss the plans will be available on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

All of these meetings can be accessed by clicking: or calling in to (929) 205-6099 and entering meeting ID 961 1903 7671.

A virtual public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of these documents. Virtual meeting details will be available at

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

Comments on these plans may be sent via mail, by facsimile, or via e-mail, by May 17, 2021, as follows:


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,” “TIP Amendment,” “UPWP,” or “UPWP Amendment” 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).


ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION: 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