News and Events
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.
OCPC's 52nd Annual Meeting
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Old Colony Planning Council will be held at The Miraval Ballroom at the The Mockingbird Restaurant in East Bridgewater on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The guest speaker for the evening will be Michael P. Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of A.D. Makepeace Company.
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.