Deadline looms for Green Line Extension

On December 7, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

December 8 deadline for approval
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On Thursday, the Somerville Board of Alderman will convene to deliberate the appropriation of City funds to close budget gaps in the long-anticipated Green Line Extension project.  The meeting is scheduled on the eve of the deadline to notify state authorities as to whether the City of Somerville will dedicate $50 million towards the project. The commitment that the Board will vote on is critical to closing the project budget gap and to receiving affirmation from the Federal Transit Administration that the project will receive $1 billion from a New Starts grant.

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BOA special meeting

On December 7, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Donald Norton

On Tuesday night the Board of Alderman Committee of the Whole special meeting was very enlightening regarding the taxation ramifications regarding various monies the city will need to come up with, mainly for the GLX project.

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MBTA reviews GLX project’s Equivalent Facilitation request

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Last Thursday’s public meeting held by the MBTA allowed GLX project team members and concerned citizens review and discuss the impact of the Equivalent Facilitation request. ~Photos by Douglas Yu

Last Thursday’s public meeting held by the MBTA allowed GLX project team members and concerned citizens review and discuss the impact of the Equivalent Facilitation request. — Photos by Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu

In order to apply for funding for a Full Funding Grant Agreement with Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the GLX project team requested an Equivalent Facilitation that aims to permit the development of improvements in vehicle, facility, or equipment design that provides for equal or greater accessibility.

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Noise and retaining walls subject of Green Line Extension meeting

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Attendees at the Green Line Extension meeting at the Holiday Inn last week viewed a 3D presentation depicting the Green Line route from Lechmere to Union Square stations. ~Photos by Douglas Yu

Attendees at the Green Line Extension meeting at the Holiday Inn last week viewed a 3D presentation depicting the Green Line route from Lechmere to Union Square stations. – Photos by Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu

Residents who attended the first Green Line extension project meeting this year are the lucky ones because they are the first “passengers” in the world to take the extended Green Line train from Lechmere to Union Square, even if it was through 3D animation.

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