MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.

Month: January, 2013

Complaint filed against Green Line Extension

29 January, 2013 (00:49) | News | By: Editor

Press Release

Green Line Advisory Group for Medford (GLAM)

For Immediate Release:

Complaint Filed in U.S. District Court Against the Green Line Extension

The Green Line Advisory Group for Medford (GLAM), an organization, represented by its Chairperson, Carolyn Rosen, as well as, private citizens Carolyn Rosen and Dr. William Wood of Medford have filed a complaint against the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration regarding the Green Line Extension project to Medford.

The complaint intends to prove that the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration failed to adequately address environmental issues pertaining to the human environment and its natural resources in the city of Medford.

The complaint also contends that civil rights of the environmental justice community and disability population of Medford have been violated through out the Green Line Extension process.

A complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court in Boston on January 18, 2013.

MassDOT responds to GLX annual status report comments

28 January, 2013 (23:48) | Documents, News | By: Editor

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has submitted its responses to public comments submitted on its 2012 Status Report on the Green Line Extension project.

MassDOT is required by law to file an annual report to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on the status of the remaining Transit System Improvements that the Commonwealth agreed to complete as air quality mitigation measures for the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project (the Big Dig).

In addition to the Green Line Extension to Medford Hillside, the other remaining projects are the Fairmount Line Improvement Project, the construction of 1,000 new commuter parking spaces, and the final design of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, although MassDOT has requested to be relieved of its obligation to complete the final design of the Red Line/Blue Line connector.

Click here for the MassDOT response to the public comments, which were received at two hearings on Sept. 18, 2012, and in writing and via e-mail.

MassDEP will now review the agency’s response to determine whether or not to issue a certification letter that MassDOT has satisfied its requirements for the annual report, and that satisfactory process is being made on the uncompleted projects.

Previous MassDEP certification letters, MassDOT Annual Reports and MassDOT monthly status reports are available here.