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Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2 to a 21-day public review and comment period. The public is invited to review this Amendment 1 and provide comments. Copies are available for review at the OCPC Offices (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), for download here, and/or upon request. A public meeting of the OCPC and Old Colony MPO Advisory Committee, the Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), is scheduled for March 5, 2020 at 12 PM. Furthermore, a public meeting of the Old Colony MPO is scheduled for March 17, 2020 at 10 AM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement. For more information, please contact Charles Kilmer at 508-583-1833 Extension 206 or ckilmer@ocpcrpa.org.

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

Do you use Main Street in Brockton? Tell us what you think!

The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) is currently conducting the Main Street Brockton Corridor Study. The study area includes Main Street in Brockton from the West Bridgewater town line through Brockton Downtown to the Avon town line. The purpose of this study is to evaluate existing and future traffic conditions as well as bicycle, pedestrian, public transit, parking, and land use conditions. This survey provides an opportunity for community input regarding mobility needs, quality-of-life, safety, and environmental issues. Please assist us in gathering information about the Main Street Corridor by filling out this short (10-minute) survey. Your opinion, needs, recommendations and issues matter. Thank you in advance for your participation. You are helping meet your community needs.

ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plans (Including the Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Program) for Communities

Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) has gathered information concerning the requirements of our Communities to conduct an ADA Self-Evaluation and to write a Transition Plan to make all of their public facilities as accessible as possible. For more information is available here.

Annual Projects Obligation List

The MPO is required, under the authorized transportation bill, to publish an annual listing of projects which funds have been obligated in the preceding year as a record of project delivery and progress report for public information and disclosure. This list is available 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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