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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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