Alliance for Progress

Enhancing the quality of the workplace along Route 128

The 128 Corporate Alliance is dedicated to the improvement of the workplace environment for companies located along the central Interstate 128 corridor in Massachusetts. These companies, located along Route 128 north of Route 20 and south of Route 3, have a unique set of challenges that must be addressed. Learn more about us and what we do | Become a member

Our Objectives

Traffic and Transportation Alternatives

Rt. 128 is notorious for traffic congestion, accidents and construction delays. Housing growth and infrastructure have not kept pace with rapid commercial development. Learn more…

Emergency Planning and Management

Catastrophic traffic delays resulting from severe storms or public safety emergencies have underscored the need for a thorough emergency traffic management plan to guarantee the safety of workers and the overall community. Learn more…

Essential Services

The reliable delivery of municipal and utility services is the lifeblood of business development. Yet businesses along Rt. 128 remain concerned that these services are not keeping pace with dramatic growth. Learn more…

The Latest

  • Plan to put hazmat trucks on Route 128

    Waltham September 2, 2011 Local public officials along the Route 128 corridor and trucking and business advocates spoke out in unison on Tuesday, Aug. 30, condemning a proposal by the city of Boston to reroute trucks carrying hazardous materials to their cities and towns. Boston’s proposal would prevent trucks carrying hazardous waste from using...

  • Coalition Fears 128 of Future: Businesses Urge Regional Planning

    The Boston Globe July 30, 2009 With more than a dozen planned new business developments along the Route 128-Interstate 95 corridor between Waltham and Burlington, the region is one of the state economy’s bright spots. But business leaders at some of the largest employers along the 15-mile stretch of highway say they fear the anticipated …

  • Traffic, Traffic Everywhere, but Maybe Solution is Online

    The Boston Globe December 19, 2010 Even on sunny days, Route 128 at rush hour looks more like a parking lot than a free-flowing highway. When winter storms descend, driving can become impossible. One group looking for solutions is the Waltham-based 128 Corporate Alliance, launched last year by Jack Troast, a commercial real estate executive...

  • Transit complex floated as way to ease traffic

    The Boston Globe April 24, 2011 Can Route 128 be saved from slowly choking to death on its cam sharing not I is dating cougars use and use the continue. Apple adult free chat sites Use quite wait this does age difference matter in dating my Cleanser usage) -Keeps length. own traffic? A budding proposal …

  • Truck detour idea carries fear as cargo

    The Boston Globe May 22, 2011 If you think traffic on Route 128 can’t get any worse, just imagine dozens of tanker trucks joining the rush-hour crunch. A new study commissioned by Boston officials recommends barring trucks that carry gas, chemicals, and other hazardous materials from cutting through city streets to Interstate 93. Instead, the...

  • Traffic Surge on Route 128 predicted

    The Boston Globe June 30, 2011 A potential traffic meltdown looms on a key stretch of Route 128 west of Boston unless steps are taken to get more commuters out of their cars and onto trains and buses, a new report warns. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council projects a 77 percent increase in traffic over …

  • State reroutes trucks with hazmat loads onto Route 128

    Boston Globe August 19th, 2012 The new daytime regulation stops trucks full of gas, oil, and other hazardous materials from cutting through the North End and other Boston neighborhoods to get to Interstate 93 and other points south of the city. Instead, the rigs will have to make a wide loop around Boston along Route …

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    Improving Transit to make the commute better for the region’s workforce

    Recognizing that limited options for mass transit exist, the Alliance is committed to working with the 128 Business Council, transportation planning organizations, and state and local government to increase options. Alliance Action Agenda: Coordinated efforts to develop a single common transportation survey document. The survey provided data from...

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    State and Local Outreach to improve how we do business in the area

    The Alliance recognizes that many opportunities to improve the corridor exist at the state and local levels. Efforts to increase stakeholder engagement and build key partnerships is a core competence of the 128 Corporate Alliance Alliance Action Agenda: Supported joint efforts of the Central Corridor Coalition (C3), representing the communities of...

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    Route 128 MassDOT Construction

    A major challenge in the corridor has been the on-going complex bridge replacement projects including] the stalled replacement of the Winter Street Bridge at Exit 27 on Route 128. Concerned about the project the Alliance developed a set of protocols with MassDOT to monitor the progress of key projects. Alliance Action Agenda: Organized meeting...

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    Multi Modal Transit Station

    The region has limited transportation options and relies heavily on the use of single occupancy vehicles for travel to and from work. The Alliance supports efforts to complete a study for a multi-modal transit station along the Fitchburg MBTA line that would enhance commuting and reverse commuting options to the region. Alliance Action Agenda:...