News and Events
OCPC needs your input on the 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan
Every four years the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) embarks upon an update to the region's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP helps determine how federal and state funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in our communities over the next 20 years. Your participation in this endeavor is critical in helping shape the way funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure. We ask that you please fill out the LRTP survey and stop by one of our table events that will be held throughout the region along with other public workshops.
As part of the LRTP process, OCPC is conducting a survey seeking public input on your transportation priorities. You can take the survey here:
Registration for Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC) Workshops is Open
Registration for CPTC's Fall Workshops is open. Go to the workshop list and registration to review the topics offered and register.
23 Fall Workshops are offered through out Massachusetts sponsored by twelve regional planning agencies. The Fall Workshops focus on core topics for planning boards and boards of appeals such as Subdivision Control, Zoning, Special Permits an Variances.
The following workshops will be held at the Old Colony Planning Council.
2018 Moving Together Conference
Date: 11/1/2018 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Take Our Route 106 Corridor Study Survey
The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) is currently conducting the Route 106 Corridor Study. The study area includes Route 106 in the Towns of Kingston, Plympton, Halifax, East Bridgewater, as well as Route 106 in West Bridgewater (from West Bridgewater Center and Route 28 to the East Bridgewater 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.
OCPC has developed an online survey to provide the opportunity for community input regarding mobility needs, quality-of-life, safety, and environmental issues.
By filling out our survey, you are making a statement about your community's needs and helping us identify deficiencies and potential improvements. The survey should take you only about 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your input.
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.
Study Released on Plymouth's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
A study by the Center for Economic Development (CED) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst examining the impacts of a plant closure and decommissioning. The report can be downloaded here.