Five Medford residents were appointed Monday to the new Green Line Extension Working Group that will assist and advise MassDOT during the next phase of the project.
Doug Carr, Jessica Martin, Julia Prange and Laurel Ruma of Medford were among 18 citizens appointed to the group. City Councilor Fred Dello Russo Jr. also was appointed as a representative of the city.
MassDOT chose the Working Group representatives from more than 100 people who applied in April in response to an invitation from MassDOT and the MBTA.
One of the criteria was that citizens live in close proximity to the proposed stations. Ruma is a Burget Avenue abutter to the College Avenue station, Prange lives in Ball Square, and Martin resides on Main Street in South Medford. Carr is a Boston Avenue resident who lives near the Route 16 station proposed in Phase II of the project. He also was a member of the Beyond Lechmere Northwest Corridor Advisory Group from 2004-05.
The Working Group will advise MassDOT and the MBTA on the design of six new stations proposed for the neighborhoods of Brickbottom, Gilman Square, Lowell Street, Ball Square, College Avenue, and Union Square, as well as the relocation of Lechmere Station.
The Working Group will also provide input on design issues related to the Green Line Extension vehicle support facility and the Community Path project.
Working Group members will review design plans, gather and share local input, and help plan public station design events, which will begin this fall.
The group is expected to begin meeting in July.
The complete list of Working Group members can be found on the Commonwealth’s Transportation Blog.
Note: Todd Kaplan, listed by MassDOT as a Medford representative, actually is a Somerville resident.