Tagged with Green Line

MBTA Takes Important Step Forward on Green Line Extension

Today, at Somerville City Hall, the MBTA Board of Directors approved a contract for the final design of the Green Line Extension. The Board’s decision follows a critical piece of federal environmental approval from earlier this summer. This means the long-promised Green Line Extension is one big step closer to becoming a reality, and that … Continue reading »

MassDOT Board Votes to Fund GLX Design Contract

Yesterday, the MassDOT and MBTA boards of directors voted to authorize a $19 million design contract for Gilbane Building Company/HDR Engineering Inc. to provide additional design engineering services for the Green Line Extension. The HDR/Gilbane team, which has been behind the recent GLX station designs presented to residents, will continue their work in construction and … Continue reading »

New Lechmere Station Design Progressing, Concerns Linger About McGrath Crossing, Bus Routes

On the evening of Wednesday, December 14th, residents, activists, representatives from NorthPoint developer HYM, and architects and planners from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation gathered at the Kennedy-Longfellow school to discuss the latest changes and developments in the design of the new Lechmere Station. From the changes that have been made as the station design … Continue reading »

Tomorrow: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking

Somerville High School – map A mock groundbreaking and demonstration will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Somerville High School before the Green Line Extension public meeting that is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The goal of the mock groundbreaking is to protest the recently announced delays in the target completion date for the … Continue reading »

Transfer Station to Leave Brickbottom Next Year

As was reported in the Somerville Journal earlier this week, Waste Management, which operates a waste transfer station in the Brickbottom area of Somerville, will be required to vacate its location on Poplar Street by October 1st, 2012. The eviction of the transfer station was a goal that Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone articulated in his … Continue reading »

Public Meetings for the Month of October

Charles River Basin Connectivity Study Three public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the Mass Department of Transportation and the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Charles River Basin Connectivity study. This study is being carried out as a way for MassDOT to closely examine the various gaps that preclude a seamless connection across Charles … Continue reading »

Residents Petition State for Clear GLX Plan

More than four hundred people have signed an online petition sponsored by the City of Somerville asking for a definitive plan for the Green Line Extension to be adopted. The recently-announced multi-year delay in the project, which will push back the estimated completion date as far as 2020, has increased the importance of obtaining a … Continue reading »