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January Infrastructure: an app for public transportation

At its first meeting of 2020, the Infrastructure Committee learned about technological advancements at Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. The CCRTA is developing an app similar to Lyft or Uber. It provides the service of the current DART (Dial-A-Ride-Transportation) program, with drivers picking up passengers off-route, but does not require passengers to call 24 hours […]

Infrastructure Committee December – a draft proposal for the bridges

December’s Infrastructure Committee meeting covered topics from the bridge proposal to the upcoming EarthTech Expo. The Army Corps of Engineers has presented a draft proposal for new bridges. The comment period is now closed, and we expect a final proposal in February. In this draft, the two new bridges will be built to the inside […]

Nov 2019 Infrastructure Committee Notes

At the Infrastructure Committee’s November meeting, we heard from the broadband sub-committee, and a representative from Cape Cod Ocean Community. Broadband Sub-committee members reported that the Town of Yarmouth has the results of a feasibility study for a town-owned network. They are in the process of developing a survey to find out what residents are […]

October Infrastructure Committee: bridge replacement & shark remediation

At its October meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Draft Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report, Cape Cod Canal Highway Bridges (MRER). The Cape Cod Technology Council (“CCTC”) is a member of the Coalition for the Fix which has advocated for the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, which are rated […]

Infrastructure Committee Notes: September 2019

At the September meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, we revisited the role of the subcommittee currently working to find ways for towns to fund and implement their fiber optic efforts. The subcommittee was formed to review municipal broadband efforts to provide guidance to community considering municipal broadband deployment. The committee discussed how best to leverage […]

August Infrastructure Committee: fiber deployment & demand response

At the CC Tech Council Infrastructure Committee meeting in August, we heard reports on the progress of fiber installation, and had an update on Cape Light Compact’s proposed Demand Response program. A subcommittee was formed at last month’s meeting to look at possible funding models for fiber deployment. Members of that committee discovered pushback from […]

July Infrastructure: paths to fiber on the Cape, and ADA compliance

The Committee was informed that Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development had not released the $887,000.00 contained in the Economic Development Bond Bill for installation of fiber in the towns or Barnstable, Falmouth, and Provincetown by the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. In discussing next steps, one committee member noted that […]

June Infrastructure: Fiber in Falmouth & ADA Compliance

The Infrastructure Committee received updates on the release of $887,000 contained in Economic Development Bond Bill (H. 4569) for the installation of fiber in the towns of Barnstable, Falmouth and Provincetown. It is the committee’s understanding that if Economic Development funds are not released by June 30, funding goes away. To the best of our […]

Infrastructure Committee: Vineyard Wind project update

At the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting, Nate Mayo gave an update on the Vineyard Wind project. He had first come to the Infrastructure meeting when he presented Vineyard Wind’s bid for the project south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket last year. Vineyard Wind was selected for that first offshore wind contract through a competitive bidding […]

March Infrastructure: FutureCapeCod Infrastructure Funding thru the Short Term Rental Tax

At its March meeting, Andrew Gottlieb briefed the Infrastructure Committee on a proposal promoted by Future Cape Cod, a coalition of Housing Assistance Corporation, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and Cape Cod & Islands Association of RealtorsⓇ. Future Cape Cod is asking towns to direct at least 50% of the […]

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