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:

  • Since April 2017, the Alliance has been tracking the 10 significant projects presented at the Waltham Special Traffic Commission Meeting. We have developed a process of continuous dialogue between the City, local developers, and the MassDOT to create a regular status update on these key projects.

  • Working with the City of Waltham and local developers on behalf of the business community to improve traffic congestion along Winter Street, a major travel artery experiencing delays during morning and evening hours. The City of Waltham in conjunction with the City of Cambridge has been working to approve plans for an additional westbound lane along the reservoir .

  • Coordinated efforts to develop a single common transportation survey document. The survey provided data from over 5,000 commuters in the region. This information was captured in a comprehensive Central Route 128 Corridor study prepared by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

  • Supported efforts of the 128 Business Council to enhance its shuttle service in the region. This includes efforts to secure grant funding that would evaluate the multiple transit alternatives operating along the corridor to improve efficiencies and increase options for commuters.
  •  Initiated efforts with MassDOT on the completion of safety and access improvements to the Wyman Street entry ramp in Waltham.
  • Convened a meeting with local stakeholders including the City of Waltham on efforts to incorporate bicycle lanes and signage on Winter Street and Totten Pond Road. This meeting also addressed the need to improve pedestrian access throughout Waltham and the region.

Read more:
128 Corporate Alliance tracks 10 key area construction projects to relieve traffic
128 Corporate Alliance supports additional westbound lane on Winter Street
MAPC 128 Public Transit Action Plan
MAPC Route 128 Corridor Plan
MAPC Route 128 Corridor Plan Presentation