II.15 That this Board requests that the MA Secretary of Transportation, or his designee, and a representative of the Conservation Law Foundation, appear before this Board to discuss revised timelines for the construction of the Green Line Extension into Somerville.
|Department:||Board of Aldermen||Sponsors:||Ward Seven Alderman Robert C. Trane, Ward One Alderman William M. Roche, Alderman At Large Bruce M. Desmond, Ward Four Alderman Walter F. Pero, Alderman At Large Dennis M. Sullivan, Ward Six Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, Alderman At Large John M Connolly, Ward Five Alderman Sean T. O’Donovan, Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston, Alderman At Large William A. White Jr.|
That this Board of Aldermen respectfully requests that the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Transportation, or his designee, and a representative of the Conservation Law Foundation, appear before this Board to discuss recently disclosed revised timelines for the construction of the Green Line extension into Somerville. These potential timeline changes could add five years onto the completion of the Green Line project. This Board of Aldermen and the residents of the City of Somerville need to fully understand the implications of these potential changes. This Board, and the residents of the City of Somerville, need to be provided with a project commencement date for the Green Line Project and with assurances that the proposed revision of the timeline is not just an accounting mechanism that would allow the Department of Transportation to fund other projects in the Commonwealth ahead of the Green Line.