MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.



Month: May, 2012

Retaining wall-noise barrier presentation posted

29 May, 2012 (22:00) | News, Community Event | By: Editor

The PowerPoint presentation from the May 22 meeting about retaining walls and noise barriers being planned for the Green Line Extension has been posted to the project website.

Go to the Public Meetings Documents page.

Reminder: Green Line funding support letters due Thursday

29 May, 2012 (21:34) | News | By: Editor

A reminder that Thursday, May 31, is the deadline for public comments regarding proposed funding for the Green Line Extension in the forthcoming four years.

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for programming federal transportation dollars in the Boston Region, is seeking public comment on its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which outlines highway and transit projects to be funded in the region in federal fiscal years (FFY) 2013 through 2016.

The Green Line Extension figures prominently in the TIP, with a total of $720 million devoted to the project. This includes $8.1 million in FFY 2016 for work on planning the Green Line Extension from its temporary terminus at College Avenue in Medford to its permanent terminus at Mystic Valley Parkway on the Medford/Somerville line.

The TIP document is available for review on the Boston MPO website.

Public comments on the TIP will be accepted through Thursday, May 31, 2012. They should be sent by e-mail to Michael Callahan at mcallahan@ctps.org, or by U.S. mail to Boston MPO, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116-3968.

The MPO is planning to take action on the TIP at its meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

About MGNA
The Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance (MGNA) 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.

Executed properly, the Green Line will provide thousands of Medford residents with an environmentally friendly alternative to automobile use; provide better access to and from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and beyond; improve our air quality by taking cars off the road; and make Medford a better place to live, work and visit. Proper execution depends on active participation and input by all segments of the Medford community.

New fact sheet for Green Line Extension project

22 May, 2012 (16:00) | Documents, News | By: Editor

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The Green Line Extension Project Team has produced a new Fact Sheet on the project that includes snapshots of the latest station designs as well as a section on sustainable design concepts being implemented. The Fact Sheet was created for EarthFest 2012, which took place last weekend at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston.

View the Fact Sheet by clicking on this link.