If you’ve ever tried to drive from Pembroke to Falmouth on a Friday in July, you know that traffic on the South Shore and Cape Cod is an issue we can no longer ignore. The six towns in the Plymouth & Barnstable district bear the brunt of the infamous “Cape traffic” all summer and beyond, and also face that same issue in reverse; trying to commute into Boston is a year-round difficulty that affects residents’ ability to work and seek services in the Boston Metro area. Tourism in the region, which many of our small businesses rely on, also depends on the ability of visitors to get to and from the towns in the distriuct. In addition, the two Cape Cod bridges, nearly a century old now, need to be replaced, which will further affect traffic and transportation in the region. Addressing these issues must be a priority to improve the quality of life for residents in the district.
- Expand mass transit in the region, including commuter rail, Cape Flyer, and ferry services, and study options for addressing the Rt. 3 corridor. These and other creative solutions will give residents and visitors more options for getting to and from the towns in the Plymouth & Barnstable district
- Address the inevitable replacement of both the Bourne and Sagamore bridges by bringing together stakeholders, community members, and officials to ensure the project is done in a way that is transparent, thoughtful, and with as little disruption as possible.