STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
By Joan Vennochi
A terrible possibility is dawning on the daily commuter. The Big Dig improved the look of Boston’s highway system. It will not improve the drive into Boston.
Administrative Consent Order – Amendment #2 (PDF)
The State’s Department of Environmental Protection tries to defend the Executive Office of Transportation, saying it’s trying to live up to its commitments.
Conservation Law Foundation’s comments on ACO (PDF)
The CLF tells the truth: The Green Line extension and other commitments have not been prioritized for funding.
“Off Track: Traffic, Environmental Justice and the Green Line Extension” looks at public transportation through the prism of environmental justice. If you could not attend the January 14 meeting at the State House about decisions relating to mass transit in Somerville, you can still experience the excitement. Bob Nesson, a local documentary-maker and transportation activist, has produced a program that includes footage from the meeting as well as commentary about the issue. Footage includes testimony from Mayor Curtatone, State Representative Pat Jehlen, and other concerned citizens.
See the SCAT schedule for when the documentary will be aired.
The RTAC has an official federally recognized responsibility to advise the Boston MPO, as well as a seat and vote on the MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee. The letter supports the Green Line extension.
Letter on reevaluation of Central Artery State Implementation Plan commitments (PDF)
“A map for transportation”
“Lawsuits should not be necessary to prod state government into providing the infrastructure for economic growth and environmental protection. The Conservation Law Foundation and the two mayors are performing a service by making sure the governor moves transportation closer to the top of his agenda.”
Dear Secretary Grabauskas and Commissioner Golledge,
The actress Mae West used to say âan ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises,â and those words could not be truer as I write today to comment on the Commonwealth’s reconsideration of the transit commitment to extend the Green Line from Lechmere to the Medford Hills.