News and Events

TIP Amendment: Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released an Amendment to the FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 30-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review this Amendment and provide comments. You can view the amendment by clicking here.

A public meeting of the OCPC and Old Colony MPO advisory committee, the Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), is scheduled for January 8, 2015 at 12 PM. Furthermore, a public meeting of the Old Colony MPO is scheduled for January 20, 2015 at 10 AM.

Please contact Charles Kilmer at 508-583-1833 Extension 206 for more information or send written comments to:
Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Attention: Charles Kilmer


Draft 2014 Human Service Transportation Plan: Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The Old Colony Planning Council is excited to announce the release of the Draft 2014 Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan for thirty-day (30) public review and comment. The Draft 2014 Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan is a document required by the Federal Government to help applicants apply for 5310 ENHANCED MOBILITY OF SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES program funding and to facilitate better inter-agency coordination to address gaps in transportation services for low-income individuals, seniors, and those with disabilities. If you have any comments or questions pertaining to this plan, please contact Paul Chenard, Transportation Planner by email or at 508-583-1833 Ext: 215.


Hall's Corner Report

Duxbury Hall's Corner Study Now Available

The Old Colony Planning Council is pleased to announce the completion of the Hall's Corner Economic Development and Transportation Study for the Town of Duxbury as part of the District Local Technical Assistance Program. The Hall's Corner Economic Development and Transportation Study analyzes the market conditions, traffic patterns and parking turnover in Hall's Corner and includes a series of recommendations to support and strengthen Hall's Corner both now and in the coming years. The Study can be downloaded here.


Notice of FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony TIP Project Programming Correction/Inclusion

Old Colony Planning Council is hereby providing notice that due to an administrative error in the preparation of the Revised Draft FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Pembroke - Route 53 at Pleasant Street Signalization and Geometric Improvements Project (607337) was inadvertently omitted from the print document presented at the June 24, 2014 Old Colony MPO Meeting. Nevertheless, the Pembroke Project (607337) was included the Draft FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony TIP that underwent a 30-day public review that commenced on May 20, 2014. Also, at the June 24, 2014 Old Colony MPO Meeting, OCPC staff provided a narrative along with a summary table that summarized the programming of projects that included the programming of the Pembroke (607337) Project in FFY 2016. As such, it was the understanding that the Old Colony MPO endorsed the Old Colony TIP that included the Pembroke Project (607337).

Additionally, it is noted that the Pembroke Project (607337) is included in the Draft FFY 2015-2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is currently undergoing a 30-day public review and comment period that closes on September 7, 2014. Copies of the Draft STIP are available for review at the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC), 70 School Street, Brockton, MA. Copies of the Draft STIP are available at this link.

As such, the final version of the FFY 2015-2018 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) shall include the programming of the Pembroke-Route 53 at Pleasant Street Signalization and Geometric Improvements Project (607337) in FFY 2016. Furthermore, the Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) and the Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) shall be apprised of this topic at their upcoming meetings.

Should you have any questions, please contact Charles Kilmer at 508-583-1833 Extension 206 or by email.


2014 CEDS Report now available!

The 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report is now available here.


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See Something Say Something

Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and MEMA, and in partnership with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, has launched a statewide See Something Say Something™ public awareness campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious behaviors to the police. See Something Say Something™ was a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2010 to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity, specifically behaviors indicative of or a precursor to terrorism, to state and local law enforcement agencies. The initiative highlights the important role the public and local information play in maintaining a safe environment and preventing terrorism. Remember if you see something suspicious report it to your local police department or call 9-1-1. For more information, visit MEMA's website.


Central Square Study Completed

The Old Colony Planning Council is pleased to announce the completion of the Central Square Parking, Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Traffic Operations Improvement Plan completed for the Town of Bridgewater as part of the South Coast Rail Technical Assistance Program. The Central Square Parking, Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Traffic Operations Improvement Plan includes several alternatives focused on changing the Central Square parking program and adding auxiliary improvements to bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic conditions to complement the recent Central Business District (CBD) mixed use zoning changes and the future Town facility improvements. This report can be downloaded here.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

January 5: CEDS Meeting
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee will meet on Monday, January 5th at 12 PM at the OCPC offices in Brockton. The agenda to this meeting is available here, as well as the minutes to the November meeting.

Title 5 Sewer and Septic Loans Available for Homeowners:
Homeowners from the communities of Avon, Cohasset, Hanson, Kingston and Stoughton may apply for loans to repair failing septic systems. For more information on this program, visit our page on the Community Septic Management Program.

Upper Taunton River Regional Wastewater Evaluation Project:
The Old Colony Planning Council is involved in a cooperative regional initiative to address wastewater issues in the Upper Taunton River basin. Maps, presentations, and more information is available at the project's web site.

FFY 2013 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects:
OCPC's Annual Listing of Projects is available for Public Review.