MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.

Month: September, 2008

The T Arrives in Medford – September 1975

23 September, 2008 (23:31) | News | By: Editor

Wellington coverThirty-three years ago this month, Orange Line rapid transit service was introduced to Medford with the opening of Wellington Station.

To commemorate the event, the MBTA produced a pamphlet about the project, which transformed an 18-acre former rubbish disposal area in to an MBTA station, maintenance facility and 900-car parking lot.

“Wellington Station, in Medford, represents the Authority’s continuing efforts to provide modern, economical and non-polluting electrified rail transit to another community in the MBTA District,” wrote Robert R. Kiley, Chairman of the Board of the MBTA, in the pamphlet.

Wellington Station was the fourth station to be opened on the 6.1-mile Haymarket-North Extension, to be followed by Malden Center Station and Oak Grove Station.

Click here to read the pamphlet.

Sept. 15 Project Advisory Group meeting canceled

10 September, 2008 (15:56) | News | By: Editor

Dear Advisory Group Members and Interested Parties:

We had indicated to you that at our next Green Line Extension Project Advisory Group meeting we would share the results of the analysis regarding the terminus of the line, as well as additional detail on the site selection for the proposed support facility.

Since these discussions are still ongoing and the Project Team does not yet have available all of the information of importance to you and other community members, we think it best to reschedule the meeting to a time when the necessary data are available and we can provide you with thorough presentations on the pertinent topics.

Once we have a new date for this meeting, we will send out a notice and post the information on the project website.

For the same reasons, we have also decided to postpone the public meetings anticipated for late September/early October. They will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Please be assured that this does not adversely affect the overall project schedule and that we will still be requesting the Federal Transit Administration’s permission this year to begin the Preliminary Engineering phase in early 2009.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to meeting with you very soon.


Regan Checchio
Public Affairs Manager
Regina Villa Associates
51 Franklin St., 4th floor
Boston, MA 02110
Ph: 617-357-5772 ext. 14
Fax: 617-357-8361