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 growth, and resulting crush of new daily commuters, will overwhelm the corridor if transportation and infrastructure improvements aren’t started soon.

A coalition of Waltham-based companies – including Adobe Systems, Fresenius Medical Care, ImmunoGen Inc., PerkinElmer, and National Grid

– have formed the 128 Winter Street Council to push for managed growth and transportation solutions at the state level.


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