Posts Tagged ‘Green Line’

Due to necessary track work, shuttle buses will replace Green and Orange line service on certain weekends starting tomorrow. Please see the schedule below for the next four weekend diversions. Regular service will be restored at the start of service on Mondays, and all shuttle busses are accessible for persons with disabilities.

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Today, at Somerville City Hall, the MBTA Board of Directors approved a contract for the final design of the Green Line Extension. The Board’s decision follows a critical piece of federal environmental approval from earlier this summer. This means the long-promised Green Line Extension is one big step closer to becoming a reality, and that […]

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MassDOT Public Meetings Planned for Next Week

There will be two public meetings held by MassDOT in Somerville next week. The first is a meeting at the Holiday Inn, located at 30 Washington St., to discuss noise barriers and retaining walls for the Green Line Extension project. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. […]

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MassDOT Board Votes to Fund GLX Design Contract

Yesterday, the MassDOT and MBTA boards of directors voted to authorize a $19 million design contract for Gilbane Building Company/HDR Engineering Inc. to provide additional design engineering services for the Green Line Extension. The HDR/Gilbane team, which has been behind the recent GLX station designs presented to residents, will continue their work in construction and […]

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On the evening of Wednesday, December 14th, residents, activists, representatives from NorthPoint developer HYM, and architects and planners from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation gathered at the Kennedy-Longfellow school to discuss the latest changes and developments in the design of the new Lechmere Station. From the changes that have been made as the station design […]

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Dozens of people gathered outside the Somerville High School on Thursday night to declare that our communities are “shovel ready” for the long-awaited Green Line Extension. Groups from Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and Medford gathered to demand progress on the project, which the Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently announced would be delayed by up to five […]

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Somerville High School – map A mock groundbreaking and demonstration will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Somerville High School before the Green Line Extension public meeting that is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The goal of the mock groundbreaking is to protest the recently announced delays in the target completion date for the […]

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As was reported in the Somerville Journal earlier this week, Waste Management, which operates a waste transfer station in the Brickbottom area of Somerville, will be required to vacate its location on Poplar Street by October 1st, 2012. The eviction of the transfer station was a goal that Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone articulated in his […]

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Public Meetings for the Month of October

Charles River Basin Connectivity Study Three public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the Mass Department of Transportation and the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Charles River Basin Connectivity study. This study is being carried out as a way for MassDOT to closely examine the various gaps that preclude a seamless connection across Charles […]

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More than four hundred people have signed an online petition sponsored by the City of Somerville asking for a definitive plan for the Green Line Extension to be adopted. The recently-announced multi-year delay in the project, which will push back the estimated completion date as far as 2020, has increased the importance of obtaining a […]

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