MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.

Month: March, 2009

MGNA meeting Monday, March 30, 7 p.m.

29 March, 2009 (22:30) | News | By: Editor

The next meeting of the Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the South Medford Fire Station, Zero Medford Street.

The Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance is a group of citizens who support the proposed Green Line extension to Medford, and who advocate for proactive involvement from the city, its residents and
all stakeholders to ensure that the extension is completed in a manner that is most beneficial to the community.

Sign the Route 16 petition!

BAC students present Union Square station ideas

21 March, 2009 (06:57) | News | By: Editor

On Saturday, February 14, Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT) was packed with architects, professors, and Union Square residents for an exhibit of Green Line station designs by students from three urban design classes at the Boston Architectural College (BAC).

The students’ designs demonstrated various possible locations and configurations, providing Somervillians an opportunity to brainstorm what we want for our future station in Union Square.

A 14-minute program on the event, including interviews with students and residents, can be seen on the SCAT Vlog.

HUD/DOT Partnership: Sustainable Communities

18 March, 2009 (16:49) | News | By: Editor

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs.

The average working American family spends nearly 60 percent of its budget on housing and transportation costs, making these two areas the largest expenses for American families. Donovan and LaHood want to seek ways to cut these costs by focusing their efforts on creating affordable, sustainable communities.

The Secretaries discussed their plans for sustainable communities today at a U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing hearing titled, “Livable Communities, Transit Oriented Development, and incorporating Green Building Practices into Federal Housing and Transportation.”

“One of my highest priorities is to help promote more livable communities through sustainable surface transportation programs,” said Secretary LaHood.

“This partnership will help expand every American family’s choices for affordable housing and transportation,” said Secretary Donovan. “HUD’s central mission – ensuring that every American has access to decent, affordable housing – can be achieved only in context of the housing, transportation, and energy costs and choices that American families experience each day.”

Read more about the partnership.