Waltham Councilor Wants Traffic Plan
Waltham City Councilor Thomas Stanley believes the city needs to have a more coordinated approach in dealing with traffic.
Waltham City Councilor Thomas Stanley is pushing for the city to create a master traffic plan that would help ease the traffic situation in Waltham.
The plan, if approved, would appropriate $700,000 over three years, to review and update the city’s master traffic plan, according to the Traffic Commission’s Dec. 19 minutes. The plan would use an additional $300,000 the city has from a previously unfinished development, Stanley told Waltham Patch.
"What I would like to see is for the city to set aside some money annually," Stanley said.
If approved, a consultant would be hired to determine what improvements can be done to improve the traffic situation in Waltham, Stanley told Waltham Patch. Stanley said the issue is important especially since “the ball was dropped” when the traffic engineer position lost its funding for more than a year. The city has since hired J. Michael Garvin as its Traffic Engineer.
Garvin is gathering information and details to report back to Stanley, according to the Traffic Commission’s Jan. 17 minutes.