“MBTA Finalizes Green Line Extension Request For Proposal” (Somerville Patch)
“The MBTA Green Line Extension Project Team this week released a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project’s three shortlisted design-build firms. The RFP includes an affordability limit of $1.319 billion, base scope of work and six “additive options” that can be completed within the project schedule and budget. The additive options must not force the project over its total $2.3 billion budget.”
The additive options are:
1. Platform canopies.
2. Additional elevators at select stations.
3. Public art.
4. Additional community connection to the community path located on Chester Street in Somerville.
5. Extension of the community path between East Somerville and Lechmere Stations.
6. Enhanced Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Somerville.