STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
“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.
The 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!
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!
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!
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)