$45 million contract awarded for Green Line Extension design
The MassDOT Board of Directors approved a contract for final design and preliminary engineering work on the Green Line Extension. It was awarded to a joint venture of AECOM Technical Services and HNTB Corporation. Construction on Phase I of the project will “begin next month,” according to Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.
Somerville Patch: “MassDOT Board Authorizes $45 Million Green Line Extension Design Contract”
“This is actually beginning to put meat on the bone,” said MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey after the vote, speaking about how the design effort will progress with the contract in place. “It’s a great step forward for the project today,” he said.
Boston Herald: “Medford, Somerville trolley link work OK’d”
“But while some initial groundwork for the project is expected to take place this fall, its fate hinges on Beacon Hill’s ability to fix the state’s long-range transportation fiscal woes that include the T’s massive projected deficits and a backlog of highway and bridge repair that creates a $1 billion annual shortfall, Davey said.”
State House News Service: “Without Full Finance Plan, State Invests $44.8M In Green Line Extension”
“The efforts you’re putting forth are really going to pay dividends,” said Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.