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MassDOT to hold public meeting on Green Line extension Dec.16

Posted by Brian Benson  December 10, 2009 10:00 AM

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The following is a press release issued Dec. 9 by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced a Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension project maintenance facility alternatives on Wednesday, December 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The meeting will be held at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center (Theater) at 41 2nd Street in Cambridge. (The facility is located one block from Lechmere Station.)

MassDOT will present and seek public input on alternatives for the siting, design, and construction of a vehicle storage and maintenance facility to support the proposed Green Line Extension. Members of the public, agency representatives, and other project stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting, provide comments, and ask questions. The meeting will include a presentation.

Project documents, including the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Assessment (DEIR/EA), are posted on the Green Line Extension website at www.mass.gov/greenlineextension. Public comments on the DEIR/EA are due to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office on January 8, 2010. Information on how to comment is available on the project website as well.

The Green Line Extension project will extend existing MBTA light rail service from relocated Lechmere Station through the communities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford, with an extension of the main line to College Avenue in Medford and an adjunct line to Union Square in Somerville.

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