VHB selected for Green Line environmental impact report
The state’s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) has chosen VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. to develop a Conceptual Engineering and Draft Environmental Impact Report for this project. VHB conducted a study relating to the Green Line extension in 2005.
According to VHB, the project “is focused on finalizing the best route and station locations for the light rail service. It will examine the potential service locations in context, ensuring environmental justice, passenger safety and accessibility, and structures that function within the neighborhoods. The project will weigh the proposed station termini, assessing operations, costs/benefits, facilities and systems capacities. The team will assess ridership, operations, environmental impacts (natural and hazardous material), safety of the corridor especially in light of its shared location with the Lowell Line Commuter Rail service, the possible spur alternatives to Union Square, and adjacency to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.” (Read the press release.)