Route 3 Infrastructure Analysis
The five (original) area communities share in common the Route 3 Corridor as a major transportation link and they share similar challenges for continued economic growth. Additionally there are unique issues confronting each community that must be resolved to achieve economic development objectives. The issues range from those which can be locally addressed to those which require action at the intermunicipal, regional, and state level. The issues are primarily focused around wastewater disposal capacity and transportation, as they relate to the sites analyzed in this study and their potential for economic development.
Traffic and transportation resources continue to be the largest concerns for our current and future business community and real estate developments. The Middlesex 3 Coalition created the Middlesex 3 Transportation Subcommittee in an effort to collaborate and strategize methods for tackling these transportation issues.
In 2015, the Middlesex 3 Coalition received the Middlesex 3 Regional Transportation Community Compact. The Coalition will work with state and transportation agencies to evaluate current public transportation agencies in the area and development recommendations for improvements.
In 2014, the Middlesex 3 Coalition formed the Middlesex 3 Transportation Management Association to address transportation issues such as traffic congestion and to improve air quality in the region. The M3TMA offers transportation resources to public or private businesses, educational institutions or residential institutions.
M3 Transportation Subcommittee
Middlesex 3 gathers regularly throughout the year to define regional transportation priorities.
Members are encouraged to join the Transportation Subcommittee or attend meetings setting priorities and for updates on various regional and state-wide transportation projects.