Somerville elected to Boston MPO

At the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Annual Meeting this morning, the City of Somerville was elected to membership in the Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. This means that Somerville will have one of the formal votes on how federal transportation funds are expended in the region. This is likely to be good news for the Green Line and the Orange Line station at Assembly Square. Until now, Somerville was essentially lobbying the MPO for money. Now the City has a seat at the table.