Green Line Route 16 funding preserved!
The Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted today to support a plan that continues to fund the Route 16 portion of the Green Line extension in the 2016-2020 timeframe. The MPO received more than 100 public comment letters in favor of including the Route 16 portion of the Green Line extension into the plan, compared to only 11 against. Joining the ranks of Route 16 funding supporters today was Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, who issued a letter to the MPO urging the retention of the project in the Long Range plan.
MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance: “Boston MPO, McGlynn support continued funding for Rt. 16 station”
Somerville Journal: “Debate results in vote to preserve Rt. 16 Green Line extension project”
“Keeping it in there was really crucial,” said state Rep. Carl Sciortino. “They had a pretty passionate debate.”