Petition shows clear support for ending Green Line at Route 16
Over 2,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by the Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance (MGNA) that supports extending the Green Line to Route 16. A Route 16 station would put Green Line service within a half-mile walk of 9,116 residents of Medford, Somerville and Arlington who would not have such access if the extension were terminated, as some have advocated, at the intersection of College Avenue Boston Avenue.
The MGNA report also points out that a Route 16 station would provide transit service within a half-mile walk of five environmental justice neighborhoods that would not be similarly served by a terminus station at College Avenue. The Executive Office of Transportation is currently evaluating the College Avenue/Boston Avenue site and Route 16 (Mystic Valley Parkway) as possible locations for the terminal stations. EOT is analyzing factors such as environmental impacts including air quality, right-of-way impacts, costs, and ridership projections. A decision could come as soon as September.
View the petition summary or read more about it.
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MGNA member Doug Carr shows a map of the petitioned supporters
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