How to avoid traffic on Cape Cod

CapeFLYER, CCRTA and other services to help you avoid the snarls
As Memorial Day approaches, we offer some tips for avoiding traffic snarls on Cape Cod, here on Route 6 in Wellfleet. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

Cape Cod is a wonderful place to visit and live. As we move into summertime, it’s worthwhile to consider how to negotiate the warmer months on the road, avoiding heavy traffic and using public transportation, including MA DOT, CCRTA and our new, exciting Cape Flyer rail service. These services prioritize “green” transportation, ride-sharing, and making your visit to the Cape less challenging and more fun!

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) is one of 15 transit companies within Massachusetts, providing public transportation since 1976 for all 15 Cape Cod communities. It owns and operates the Hyannis Transportation Center and the CCRTA Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Dennis. CCRTA oversees fixed routes, demand response routes, and seasonal routes which employ buses, trolleys, shuttle services and door-to-door rides.

DART (Dial-A-Ride Transportation) is a daily general public demand response service. DART (formerly the 'b-bus') is door-to-door, ride by appointment transportation service and available to all Cape Cod residents and visitors for any purpose.

Folks with disabilities can use the ADA Paratransit Service.

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