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MassDOT Capital Investment Program

MassDOT has announced the schedule for its annual Capital Investment Program (CIP) public meetings. This is the public’s opportunity to provide comments that will help guide capital investments in transportation between 2020 and 2024.

The draft plan will be presented to the MassDOT Board and the MBTA’s Fiscal Management & Control Board (FMCB) on May 20th. Twelve public meetings presenting the draft plan and seeking public comment will take place across the Commonwealth from May 21st through June 6th. The May 21st meeting at 10 Park Plaza will be simulcast and recorded for future viewing on the CIP web page. The schedule of public meetings is also posted to the web page.

If you cannot make a meeting, public comments will be accepted via email until 5pm on June 7th at masscip@state.ma.us. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to your feedback!

Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the FFY 2019-2023 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2 and the FFY 2020-2024 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to a 21-day public review and comment period. The public is invited to review these programming documents and provide comments. A public meeting of the OCPC and Old Colony MPO Advisory Committee, the Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), is scheduled for May 2, 2019 at 12 PM. Furthermore, a public meeting of the Old Colony MPO is scheduled for May 21, 2019 at 10 AM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement.

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (HST)

The Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (HST) identifies the Old Colony MPO region's unmet human-service transportation needs, describes the region's current transportation network and transportation providing agencies and provides ideas for improving transportation services. The HST Plan is prepared by the MPO to allow organizations in the region to be eligible to receive funding from the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 transit funding program. This program provides capital and operations funding for services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. The Old Colony MPO seeks the input from the region in understanding their unmet transportation needs. Below are links where you can have you voice heard in helping the MPO identify gaps in the transportation network, which keeps you, or people you know in getting transportation to destination through the Old Colony region.

As part of the HST planning process, OCPC is conducting a survey seeking public input. You can take the survey here:

MassDOT: “Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet” Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign

MassDOT has launched a new statewide safety campaign to raise awareness for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists who are sharing the streets. This initiative seeks to help reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrian and cyclists.

Two videos that highlight the safety risks present for all travelers on urban roadways are also available to help support this safety initiative. The videos emphasize the notion that everyone who is traveling on a roadway is responsible for doing his/her part to ensure safety.

Community Septic Management Program is Back in Hanson!

On May 1, 2017, the Town of Hanson voted at their annual Town Meeting to borrow a total of $500,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust to continue their participation in the Community Septic Management Program. The Town will be receiving their funds for future septic projects within the next year; they will first need to vote on the new interest rate and payback period. This will be done at the next Town Meeting, which will be held on Monday October 2, 2017 at the Hanson Middle School.

If you would like to read more into the program, please visit our Septic Program page. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the Town of Hanson, please contact Shawn Bailey or (508) 583-1833 ext. 217.

Community Septic Management Program Continues for Stoughton!

On October 24, 2016, the Town of Stoughton Board of Selectmen voted to borrow a total of $400,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. On March 7, 2017, the Board of Selectmen voted to approve the new interest rates for the Town of Stoughton’s continued participation in the Community Septic Management Program. The rates are as follows:

The Town will be receiving their funds for future septic and sewer projects by the end of March/beginning of April. If you would like to read more into the program, please visit our Septic Program page. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Shawn Bailey or (508) 583-1833 ext. 217.

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