Thank you to everyone who wrote letters to the Boston MPO about the importance of the Green Line and Orange Line in Somerville. 98 letters came from Somerville, which is almost half of all the letters the Boston MPO received regarding the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document. 92 of those letters pushed for the Green Line extension, and 47 were about the Orange Line stop at Assembly Square. Thanks for being heard!
"Board mulls nine Green Line plans"
Topics included ground rules, existing conditions, the purpose and need statement, and the transportation planning process. Meeting Minutes (PDF) Purpose and Need (Draft) (PDF) Existing Conditions (Draft) (PDF) Boston Region MPO and Transportation Planning Process (PDF)
The Massachusetts Senate version of the transportation bond bill does not include authorization for 50% state funding of the Green Line extension, unlike the House version passed earlier this year. Stay tuned for how you can help.
Topics included groundrules and committee role, overview of planning process, and project history. Meeting Minutes (PDF) Project History (PDF) Groundrules and Procedures (Draft) (PDF) Major Investment Study / Alternatives Analysis Process (PDF) New Starts Planning and Project Development Process Diagram (PDF)
"Which Green Line?" (PDF) "City had long romance with trains" (PDF)
"Next Stop, Union Square?" (PDF)
"Not all on board Green Line Growth" (PDF)
"Green line extension may bring Somerville benefits from rail lines" (PDF)