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Somerville Journal: MBTA Green Line meeting

“Crowd to MBTA: Don’t give us no stinking buses”

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Boston Globe: MBTA Green Line meeting

“In Somerville, they want to catch trolley” reports that about 500 residents gathered for the October 27 meeting at Somerville High School, in an effort to convince the MBTA of Somerville’s need for better transportation. Keep reading for quotes from the article.

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“Green Line Lament”

by Asher Miller
Every morning
I see this view:
The John Hancock
And the Pru
The Town of Bean
Saying, “Nuts to you!”
It hurts so much,
It can’t be true.

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Mayor’s letter to DEP about Green Line

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone writes to the Department of Environmental Protection to push for the Green Line extension.
Letter (PDF)

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Maps of some Green Line options

MapThe Green Line study has mapped out nine different alternatives so far for better transportation in Somerville. Take a look through the options, and come to the public meeting on October 27 to let the MBTA know what you think – including any other options you want them to consider. This is our chance to be heard!

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MBTA considers Blue Line extension

The Boston Globe reports that the MBTA is studying extending the Blue Line to Lynn. This major project could compete for funding with the Green Line extension into Somerville, which is why it’s so important for us to work together to push for the Green Line. Please show your support by coming to the public meeting on October 27!

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Thanks for Boston MPO letters

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters to the Boston MPO about the importance of the Green Line and Orange Line in Somerville. 98 letters came from Somerville, which is almost half of all the letters the Boston MPO received regarding the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document. 92 of those letters pushed for the Green Line extension, and 47 were about the Orange Line stop at Assembly Square. Thanks for being heard!

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Somerville Journal: Green Line options

“Board mulls nine Green Line plans”

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Green Line Advisory Committee meeting

Topics included ground rules, existing conditions, the purpose and need statement, and the transportation planning process.
Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Purpose and Need (Draft) (PDF)
Existing Conditions (Draft) (PDF)
Boston Region MPO and Transportation Planning Process (PDF)

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Senate doesn’t include Green Line funding

The Massachusetts Senate version of the transportation bond bill does not include authorization for 50% state funding of the Green Line extension, unlike the House version passed earlier this year. Stay tuned for how you can help.

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