MassDOT today announced the members of a newly formed Working Group to assist the agency and the MBTA with issues related to Green Line Extension station design, general construction, and other community concerns.
Eighteen people were chosen from among more than 100 people who applied in response to an invitation from MassDOT and the MBTA. They represent the full length of the Green Line Extension corridor and also include MBTA, MassDOT, cities of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and Tufts University representatives.
The Working Group will advise MassDOT and the MBTA 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 relocation of Lechmere Station. The Working Group will also provide input on design issues related to the Green Line Extension vehicle support facility and the Community Path project. Working Group members will review design plans, gather and share local input, and help plan public station design events, which will begin this fall.
The group is expected to begin meeting in July. MassDOT and the MBTA thank all of the applicants for their interest in the project and invite them to participate in the station design workshops, public and neighborhood meetings, and other aspects of the process. The list of Design Group members is after the jump.
Design Working Group
Municipality Station Area Name
Cambridge Lechmere Christopher Matthews
Cambridge Lechmere Betty Skandalis
Cambridge Lechmere Jo Seidler
Cambridge Lechmere Derek Lombard
Medford College Avenue/Route 16 Doug Carr
Medford College Avenue Laurel Ruma
Medford College Avenue Jessica Martin
Medford Ball Square Todd Kaplan
Medford Ball Square Julia Prange
Somerville Brickbottom Ellin Reisner
Somerville Brickbottom Sean Sullivan
Somerville Brickbottom Heather van Aelst
Somerville Lowell Street Courtney Koslow
Somerville Lowell Street Alan Moore
Somerville Gilman Square James Madden
Somerville Gilman Square &# 0160; Judy Neufield
Somerville Union Square Betsy Larkin
Somerville Union Square Jim McGinnis
MassDOT Kate Fichter (co-chair*)
MBTA – Station Design Margaret Lackner
MBTA – Accessibility Gary Talbot
City of Cambridge Bill Deignan
City of Medford Councilor Frederick Dello Russo
City of Somerville Michael Lambert
Tufts University Barbara Rubel
A citizen co-chair will be chosen by the working group.
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