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green-line-extensionMassDOT and the MBTA invite the public to participate in a public meeting on Monday, November 20, on a study of a possible extension of the Green Line to Mystic Valley Parkway.

This possible future phase of the project would extend the Green Line from its currently planned terminus at College Avenue in Medford to a new location at Mystic Valley Parkway.

The NPC presents a preliminary idea for a one-mile extension of the Green Line along the MBTA Lowell Line commuter rail right‑of‑way from the currently planned terminus at College Avenue in Medford to Mystic Valley Parkway (Route 16) in Medford and Somerville. The College Avenue to Mystic Valley Parkway segment was part of the Preferred Alternative for the GLX project as detailed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (2009). However, due to fiscal constraints, this segment was deferred to a future phase.

This future possible project is not part of the Green Line Extension for which the MBTA will soon be selecting a contractor. This possible future phase would be built at a later date if appropriate approvals and financing are received.

In order to begin the design and environmental review, the MBTA has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for this possible future extension with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). The NPC was noticed in the November 8, 2017, edition of the Environmental Monitor. The purpose of this document is to begin the environmental review process that would be required if the MBTA choses to move forward with this potential future phase. The document is available for public review on the project website (www.greenlineextension.org).

A community meeting to learn more about this will be held on:

 Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m., Tufts University, Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For more information or to request reasonable accommodations and/or language services, please contact MassDOT’s Director of Civil Rights by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 368-0603, fax (857) 368-0602, or by email to MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us.

Comments on this document may be submitted to EEA at the address below until 5 p.m. on November 28, 2017.

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
MEPA Office
Attn: Erin Flaherty, MEPA Analyst

EEA No. 13886
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston MA  02114

Email: Erin.Flaherty@state.ma.us

To request a copy of the NPC, please contact the Green Line Extension project team at info@glxinfo.com.

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