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The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 1 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 February 6, 2020 at 12 PM. Furthermore, a public meeting of the Old Colony MPO is scheduled for February 18, 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

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.

OCPC is seeking an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Administrator

The Old Colony Planning Council is seeking an Administrator for the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a 23-community service region that provides community-based supportive services and nutrition services for the elders in our region. More information about this position and how to apply is available here on our Employment page.

2020 MassTrails Grant Opportunity

MassTrails provides grants to support recreational trail and shared use pathway projects across the Commonwealth. Grant amounts are dependent on the project and its needs, but generally range from $5,000 to $100,000 with grants of up to $300,000 awarded to projects demonstrating critical network connections of regional significance. Program application materials and information can be accessed at our MassTrails Grants page. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

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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