A new blog, GreenLineRoute16.blogspot.com, outlines the case for the Route 16 terminus station to be built as part of one construction project, not in a second phase as currently proposed, and implores Medford’s elected officials to join the overwhelming majority of citizens and other elected officials who support the Route 16 station.
“It’s past time for Medford’s mayor and city council to get on board,” states the blog, whose creator is not identified.
(For the record, one Medford City Council member, Stephanie Muccini Burke, did write in favor of the Route 16 terminus in her comment letter on the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report. However, the rest of the City Council, as well as Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, have not demonstrated any such public support.)
The Route 16 blog includes a link to send an email to Medford officials voicing support for the Route 16 station, and also offers pro-Route 16 buttons, magnets and bumper stickers for sale.
The blog is not affiliated with the Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance, although the MGNA strongly supports the Route 16 station and one-phase construction. A disclaimer on the blog reads:
“This site is not affiliated with any government agency, transit agency, or neighborhood group such as MGNA or SMRTO [South Medford Residents Together]. Opinions expressed are those of the authors, who are hoping to inform the public and persuade MassDOT and the MBTA to extend the Green Line to Route 16. We believe that public transit projects need public participation and public support.”