MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.

Month: March, 2010

New MBTA boss hopes extension will be done on time

28 March, 2010 (08:26) | News | By: Editor

Richard Davey, newly appointed MBTA general manager, says he is hopeful the Green Line extension will be completed by its legal deadline of Dec. 31, 2014.¬† In a Q&A with the Globe’s new transportation reporter, Eric Moskowitz, Davey — who used to live near Davis Square — also talks about his fondness for public art at T stations — something that would fit nicely on the new Green Line stations.

The project currently is under the direction of MassDOT, which will guide the project through preliminary engineering. The MBTA will then become responsible for the final design and construction.

Read the Q&A here.

Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac?

25 March, 2010 (11:18) | Editorial | By: Editor

That is the qupyramid.jpgestion posed on the blog Good.Is.

Part of the reason, according to the post, is that a huge proportion of our food subsidies go to meat while only 0.37 percent go to fruits and vegetables.

That makes meat and dairy artificially cheap, so we end up consuming more of it than we should, and getting fatter.

Just think how much healthier our public transportation systems would¬† be if most of the federal subsidies didn’t go to highways.

Parking, biking meetings set in Medford on March 31

24 March, 2010 (23:00) | Community Event, News | By: Editor

Meetings on two issues that are important to the success of the Green Line extension — parking management and better bicycling conditions — are being held in Medford on Wednesday, March 31.

At 5 p.m. at Medford City Hall, the city will hold an open house concerning parking in Medford Square. Medford is looking to develop a broad parking management strategy for the city and is focusing first on Medford Square, where a new parking garage is being planned to replace the Governors Avenue garage that was torn down in 2005.

Click here for a meeting flyer.

At 7 p.m. at the South Medford Fire Station, Zero Medford St., the Medford BiPeds citizen advocacy group will meet to discuss ideas to present to the city regarding the makeup and function of the newly proposed Medford Bicycle Advisory Committee, which received a vote of support from the Medford City Council last week.

Both meetings are open to the public.