Transportation & Infrastructure

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • SUPPORT REPLACEMENT OF THE SAGAMORE AND BOURNE BRIDGES, AND UPGRADES TO CONNECTING INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SUPPORT MBTA EXTENSION OF COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE FROM BOSTON TO BOURNE
  • EXPAND SUMMER RAIL SERVICE FROM BOSTON TO HYANNIS 
  • SUPPORT BIKE PATH EXPANSION MAINTENANCE AND INCREASED SAFETY 


As a man-made island connected by two roadways and a rail line, constricted transportation access to and from the mainland is one of our greatest economic threats.  Cape Cod greets over 4 million visitors a year.  In addition, tens of thousands of on and off-Cape residents and businesses commute across the Cape Cod Canal daily.  In all over 35 million vehicles cross the canal bridges annually.  Development and implementation of a plan to replace the existing Canal bridges is a major public safety and economic concern.  Urging the Army Corps of Engineers, who maintain these bridges, and MassDOT who owns the connecting roadways, to move in a deliberate and expedient fashion is critical, and then securing funding, both state and federal funding once a plan is finalized.

​We are part of The Fix Coalition, calling on Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, State and Federal officials to support the MassDOT plan for a permanent fix to the antiquated Cape Cod Canal area transportation system. Join us and click here to sign the petition today!

Read the Chamber's position statement on Canal bridge replacement