A map of the proposed Green Line Extension. Image via MassDOT.

A map of the proposed Green Line Extension. Image via MassDOT.

Tomorrow, Governor Patrick and Congressman Capuano will join Mayor Curtatone and others for an historic construction kickoff event. Yes, at long last, the Green Line Extension is coming to Somerville!

The Green Line Extension is the fulfillment of a promise to the people of Somerville and Cambridge. Our district comprises some of the most densely populated portions of both our Commonwealth and our nation, and it is time to extend light rail service to the people living in these communities. The process has been challenging, but I have always believed that this is the right project for our district, and I will continue to fight for it.

I applaud the Governor, the Congressman, local advocates, and everyone who has worked so hard for so long to make this a reality. There’s still a lot left to be done, both on bridges and on balance sheets, but I know we can finish the job. If you’d like to join us, we’ll be at 180 Somerville Ave., in the Target parking lot, at 1:30pm.