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Veterans and Active Service Members Ride the CapeFLYER for Free on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend

A special offer! The CapeFLYER, a Boston to Cape Cod train service will be free for Veterans and Active Service Members this Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day Weekend! For more information on the CapeFLYER, go to

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Presentation to Region C Communities

OCPC Annual Meeting on May 28th

Please join us in celebrating the Old Colony Planning Council's 48th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Villa (Ridder Country Club) in East Bridgewater. The guest speaker will be Dr. John R. Mullin, Professor in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Mullin will present the results of a recent study: What are the Potential Socio-Economic Impacts on the Region from Closing or Decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant?

OCPC Area Agency on Aging now accepting Pre-Applications for Older Americans Act Title III Funding

OCPC AAA is now accepting pre-applications for the provision of elder services for Federal Fiscal Years 2016 & 2017. (October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017). The priority service categories for this two-year funding cycle are:

* = total annual service category funding available for entire region, minimum service provision requirements apply.

Interested parties must submit a pre-application to the OCPC-AAA by 4:00 p.m., May 12, 2015. The pre-application guidelines can be downloaded here, and the pre-application can be accessed here. Agencies with suitable pre-applications will be required to submit a full proposal packet. Contracts will be awarded for one year with the option of the second year contingent upon program performance, existing need for service, and funding availability. For more information, contact AAA Administrator Patrick Hamilton at or 508-583-1833 extension 204.

TIP Amendment Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released Amendment 3 to the FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 30-day public review and comment period. The public is invited to review this Amendment 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 14, 2015 at 12 PM. Furthermore, a public meeting of the Old Colony MPO is scheduled for May 26, 2015 at 10 AM. Please contact Charles Kilmer at 508-583-1833 Extension 206 for more information.

Please send written comments to:
Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Attention: Charles Kilmer

Brockton Area Transit CRTP Notice of Public Comment Period

Come, see, and give us your feedback on service recommendation for the Brockton Area Transit Authority's (BAT) Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan. For more information, view the Public Comment Notice or check out our page on the Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan.

Older Driver Safety Summit at UMass Boston

You are invited to attend the Older Driver Safety Summit at UMass Boston, on June 16, 2015. Older driver-related crashes account for more than 12 percent of all fatalities and more than 20 percent of all crash-related hospital stays in Massachusetts. This event is a call to action, designed to develop a comprehensive blueprint to reduce crashes involving older drivers across the Commonwealth over the next five years. The summit will address issues surrounding older driver mobility, including infrastructure improvements, vehicle design innovations, policy, education for older road users and the public, transportation options for older adults, insurance and liability concerns, and medically impaired drivers. For more information, view the event flyer or visit the event website.

2015 District Local Technical Assistance Announced

OCPC is pleased to announce that funding for District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) for 2015 is now available! For more information or to submit an application, click here.

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