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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Are You Interested?

From the DOT...

As part of the upcoming Preliminary Engineering phase of the Green Line Extension project, MassDOT will assemble a group of local citizens, MBTA officials, municipal representatives and business representatives to form the Green Line Extension (GLX) Design Working Group. This working group will advise MassDOT on the design of six new stations proposed for the neighborhoods of Brickbottom, Gilman Square, Lowell Street, Ball Square, College Avenue, and Union Square, as well as the Community Path, relocation of Lechmere Station and construction of a vehicle maintenance facility. Working group members will review design plans, gather and share local input and help plan public design events. On average, the group will meet quarterly, although there may be more frequent meetings as Preliminary Engineering begins. MassDOT is committed to a strong public outreach process that will help create a Green Line Extension that best meets the needs of future riders, the corridor municipalities and the MBTA.

To help make this working group as productive as possible, MassDOT is asking interested individuals to fill out a brief application to be considered for membership on the GLX Design Working Group. MassDOT is seeking individuals who live in the three project corridor municipalities (Cambridge, Somerville and Medford), are familiar with the neighborhoods around the proposed facilities, and are users of the MBTA system. For more information and a copy of the application, please visit the Green Line Extension project website here. Hard copies of the application will also be available at your local library or town clerk’s office or can be requested by calling or emailing Regan Checchio (617-357-5772, rchecchio@reginavilla.com).

Interested parties should send their application, along with contact information, to Ms. Katherine Fichter at katherine.fichter@state.ma.us or at MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4150, Boston, MA 02116. All applications should be received by April 30, 2010. We anticipate announcing the members of the group in mid-May.

Please note that I have filled out this application and emailed it in an effort to be on this board and keep you updated with the latest on this project.

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