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Notice of Public Meeting: Cape Rail Study Advisory Group Meeting #2

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Public Meeting:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 2, 2021) – The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization will host the second Advisory Group meeting for the Cape Rail Study on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm to discuss two alternatives developed and detailed on the study website ( and to discuss associated operations, ridership estimates, and order of magnitude cost estimates.

The meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public. Join the meeting using one of the following methods:

The Cape Rail Study, led by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and assisted by a consultant team, is evaluating the potential for extending year-round passenger rail to Cape Cod with connections to the communities of Middleborough and Wareham. The Advisory Group, including representation from the host municipalities and other key regional and local stakeholders, has helped shape the alternatives studied and the analysis outputs used to analyze those alternatives. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate during the public comment portion of the agenda.

Input from the second Advisory Group meeting will be important in finalizing the analysis undertaken for the study. Following the meeting, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the consultant team will finalize the outcomes and publish a final report for this study. For more information visit the project website at: or contact Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager, Cape Cod Commission: 508-744-1232