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Middlesex 3 Quarterly Newsletter

BILLERICA – Over the last few months, we’ve focused our attention on initiatives to improve transportation, workforce resources, and permitting. This fall we will host a healthcare forum to discuss the future of healthcare in our community and a CEO roundtable with Congressman Seth Moulton to discuss initiatives to improve business competitiveness in MA. In addition, we have made progress on many fronts; one of the highlights was that we were awarded $100,000 from the state to improve public transportation connections along Route 3. Read more…

Middlesex 3 Area Employers Honored for Their Commuter Programs

BEDFORD – Two area employers recently received Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards at a ceremony at Fenway Park. The MITRE Corporation and National Development were both recognized for their efforts to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by offering Commuter Options Programs to their employees and tenants. By encouraging employees to utilize sustainable transportation options like public transit, bicycling, walking or ridesharing (carpools and vanpools) these companies are playing a vital role in influencing transportation choices that impact communities as well as the local economy. Read more…

Eight Local Communities Sign Compacts with State

By Rick Sobey

LOWELL SUN – As high-tech companies migrate to the Middlesex County Route 3 corridor, some experience transportation challenges for their employees. iRobot, as Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito pointed out on Thursday, is one of those area companies that needs to attract young people to its headquarters outside of Boston (in Bedford, specifically).”They can get on a train, and get up here in a very short period of time, but once they get here, they need to figure out how to get to iRobot,” Polito told municipal officials at City Hall before signing community compact agreements. Read more…

Lt. Governor Polito Signs Community Compact Agreements with Eight Middlesex County Municipalities

LOWELL – Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito signed a Community Compact agreement with officials from the municipalities of Lowell, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Lexington, Tewksbury, and Tyngsboro. “We are excited to announce new partnerships between the Commonwealth and these municipalities,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito.“We look forward to working with city and town officials to find answers to the transportation challenges as they relate to job opportunities and economic development along the Rt. 3 corridor. It is this type of regional approach that we support and encourage at the municipal level. In addition, we will be providing assistance in key areas such as cyber-security and energy-efficiency.” Read more…

Burlington’s Growing Restaurant Scene Orders up Shuttles to Draw Employees

By Grant Welker

BURLINGTON – LOWELL SUN – New restaurants are popping up in town in what seem to be ever-trendier spaces, places like Del Frisco’s Grille, The Bancroft, Redstone and Paul. But even as Burlington’s restaurant scene expands, these new spots are running into a difficult problem: Many of their employees — or prospective ones — have a hard time getting to and from work without a car, and with limited public-transportation options. Read more…