In a recent email, Representative Capuano shared his take on the current status and possible paths forward:
It’s been a few months since I’ve shared information about the Green Line Extension (GLX) so I thought it was a good time to provide an update on the status of the project.
Based on the information I have, here is where the GLX stands. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has been reviewing the MBTA’s updated submission detailing the project’s changes (i.e. station redesigns) and cost estimates.
- The FTA seems to be in general agreement with the MBTA’s new project cost estimates as well as its revised project schedule;
- The FTA seems to be in general agreement with the MBTA that project changes do not substantially alter the project. This is good news because it means there is no need to start all over “at the back of the line”.