November 24, 2008

Route 16 terminus meeting (STEP & MGNA)

Monday, Nov 24, 7-9 pm
Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University
15 Talbot Ave, Medford (map)

You are invited to a Joint STEP/MGNA Community Meeting on Green Line service for West Somerville and Medford residents

Come to discuss the Route 16 area proposed as the location for the last Green Line Extension Station Note: Spanish, Haitian Creole & Portuguese interpretation available

• To provide the most up-to-date information on the Green Line extension
• To discuss locating the terminus station at Route 16

Key Issues to be Discussed
• Upcoming announcement of the state Executive Office of Transportation final recommendation for the location of the Green Line terminus at the Dec. 1 Citizen Advisory Group meeting.
• Two locations under consideration: College Avenue and Route 16
• Stopping at College Avenue significantly reduces the number of Somerville and Medford residents who will have convenient access to the Green Line.
• The Route 16 terminus will serve both Somerville and Medford's considerable environmental justice communities.
• There are 10,000 residents in Somerville, Medford and East Arlington living within a 10-minute walk of Route 16.

Comments from Elected Officials
• Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (confirmed)
• Mayor Michael McGlynn (invited)
• Senator Patricia Jehlen (confirmed)
• Representative Carl Sciortino (confirmed)
• Representative Sean Garballey (invited)