Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP)

October 20, 2011

Green Line Environmental Assessment public hearing

Thursday, Oct 20, 6:30 pm
Somerville High School Auditorium
81 Highland Ave (map)

6 pm - Open House & mock groundbreaking to protest the delays
6:30 pm - Presentation + Opportunity for Public Comment

At this hearing MassDOT will take suggestions for interim offset projects and measures during the period of delay. MassDOT has already received many suggestions and will select interim and projects and measures that seem promising for modeling by CTPS.

For community members considering suggestions for alternatives, here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when making suggestions for interim offset project and measures:

1) Proposed interim offset projects and measures have to be able to be in place by December 31, 2014.

2) Suggested projects or measures have to be within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth, i.e., they cannot be private, local, or federal.

3) Quantifiable air quality benefits have to be associated with any potential interim offset project or measure.

4) Projects and measures that only reach their full potential once the GLX is in place are unlikely to work.

5) Proposed interim offset projects and measures are not required to be within the GLX corridor, but MassDOT understands the importance we put on this requirement. It is worth noting here that for the Fairmount Line Improvement Project delays, MassDOT chose projects within the Fairmount corridor only.

Download the flyer about the event