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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Green Line Extension Project - Environmen​t Assessment Now Available

The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Green Line Extension project is now available for public review. MassDOT and the MBTA are applying for federal funding to support the costs of designing and constructing the Green Line Extension project and the EA is part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) environmental review process.

A Public Hearing will be held on October 20, 2011, at which members of the public are invited to provide comments on the EA. At the Hearing, participants may either submit written comments or provide spoken testimony. In addition to seeking public comment on the Green Line Extension EA, MassDOT will also be taking comments on suggested interim offset mitigation measures needed to compensate for any delay in the implementation of the Green Line Extension Project. Project staff will be available during an Open House prior to the meeting to answer questions.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Open House: 6:00pm
Presentation and Public Comment Period: 6:30pm
81 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA

The Environmental Assessment is available online at It is also available at public libraries and City Clerks' offices in Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville. It is also available by request to Regan Checchio at 617-357-5772 or

Members of the public who need an accommodation in order to fully participate in the Public Hearing should contact Robert Horacek of MassDOT at 617-973-7171 (TTY: 617-973-7306) or at least one week before the Hearing. Specific language accommodations are available by contacting Rachel Hammerman at 617-357-5772 or at least one week before the Hearing.

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