For over twenty years, our neighbors, non-profits, and city officials have worked to ensure that this fantastic community resource can become a reality here in Waltham (see images below). In recent years, that work has paid off, and the rail trail is finally coming to Waltham. Without a doubt, this project will transform our way of life in Ward 6. The question is, when?
I am happy to report that the City of Waltham was the 2nd highest grant recipient of the Mass Trails 2019 Grant Award for $300,000 from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The next steps are sending this out to bid, and construction is slated to start in 2020. I'm so excited about the updates coming soon from our city planner.
I will continue to be this project’s leading supporter, working to ensure that this project is completed quickly, that funds are secured without delay, and that interactions between stakeholders are encouraged. I will continue to be a tireless advocate for my constituents’ needs for the design, especially seniors and those with disabilities.