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Civic Engagement Opportunity: Transportation Planning

Filed in Civic Engagement, NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on December 18, 2017 0 Comments • views: 40

We’ve all found ourselves imagining improvements as we drive along our regular Cape Cod roadways, haven’t we?

“Wouldn’t it be great if there were a crosswalk here?” “We should really have a traffic light at this intersection.” “Would traffic flow better with a rotary?” “I’d like to see bike lanes along this road.” We’ve all had thoughts similar to these.

The people who plan transportation projects on Cape Cod want to hear from you. Input from the public is a key part of the planning process, and the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in place to provide a way for the public to participate in plans for roadway improvement.

The MPO is a collaboration of local, regional state, and federal officials that meet regularly to review, direct, and vote on aspects and products of the transportation planning progress.

The MPO provides an opportunity for you to share ideas and comments on ongoing, future, and proposed local transportation projects – everything from traffic lights and bicycle accommodations to major intersection improvements and roadway projects.

You are invited to participate in an evaluation of transportation planning process of the Cape Cod MPO. The planning process is carried out in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Cape Cod Commission, the Barnstable County Commissioners, the Wampanoag trine, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, and all 15 Cape Cod towns.

Every four years, the MPO’s planning process must be reviewed in order to certify they are carrying out the process in accordance with all applicable federal requirements.

Your opportunity to share your thoughts on the process will be during a public meeting January 4, 2018 from 9 am until 10 am at the Cape Cod Commission headquarters, 3225 Main Street in Barnstable Village.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.

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