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The Latest on the Green Line Extension

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On December 14, the MassDOT Board and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board unanimously passed a joint resolution stating their position on the Green Line Extension. Basically, they said the project as currently procured and designed is neither affordable … Continue reading

$1 Billion for the Green Line Extension

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The Federal Transit Administration announced it will provide nearly $1 billion in New Starts funding for the Green Line Extension. Service to Union Square, Washington Street is anticipated by the end of 2017 and now Gilman Square, Lowell Street, Ball Square … Continue reading

Feds Pledge $1B for Greenline Extension

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From the Boston Globe: The federal government Tuesday formally pledged to provide nearly $1 billion to finance 43 percent of the proposed expansion of the Green Line from Cambridge into Somerville and Medford. Beverly A. Scott, general manager of the … Continue reading

Campaign Launches to Maintain Gas Tax for State-wide Transit Repair/Improvement

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The new investment in Somerville comes in large part to the promise of public transit improvements in the form of the Green Line Extension and Orange Line station at Assembly Row. Ballot Question 1 would repeal indexing the gas tax … Continue reading

Community Meetings on Green Line Construction

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From Mass DOT: On Wednesday, January 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM the Green Line Extension (GLX) is hosting a neighborhood public meeting to provide details about noise and retaining walls from Lowell Street to Broadway in Somerville (including the … Continue reading

Inspiration for a Union Square Transit Hub

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Special for Union Square Main Streets by Adrienne Mathews Perhaps you’ve heard? The Green Line is coming to Union Square! After some delay, we expect its arrival in 2016. The land has been purchased, station designs prepared, and rail track … Continue reading