Green Line Extension progresses, massive construction effort underway

Construction on the first phase of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) ramped up this summer, the latest step forward for a public transit project in the works since 1990. The extension, which will add a stop at the intersection of College Avenue and Boston Avenue and allow students to commute to the School of […]


Boston/College Avenue intersection to be redesigned for pedestrian safety

The intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue will be redesigned and rebuilt over the summer to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The intersection has long been seen as a problem point for the Tufts community, according to Director of Campus Planning Lois Stanley. Stanley said that in 2012, graduate students in Tufts’ urban and […]


Green Line Extension revisions pave way forward, create local anxiety

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officials unveiled a revised and scaled-back version of the Green Line Extension (GLX) earlier this summer, which includes a stop at College Avenue beside Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Updates to the plan for the long-discussed addition of seven new stations to the Green Line in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford are intended to bring costs down […]


Green Line Extension and gentrification

The butt of many jokes, the Green Line Extension project (GLX) is nevertheless a substantial infrastructural undertaking with considerable repercussions on the Boston Metro Area. The project has been in the planning stages since the 1990s, and construction finally began in 2012—four years ago. The extension is nowhere near finished. The latest headlines concerning GLX […]


Overbudgeted Green Line Extension remains a vital project

This article is the second of two parts. Read the first part here.  Ask any Boston resident to name a massively expensive transportation project, and they’ll probably tell you about the Big Dig. That project, known officially as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (CA/T), is ultimately costing the commonwealth $22 billion: costs ballooned to $15 billion as construction peaked and an […]


Green Line Extension project under review until May, Somerville may be asked to pitch in

This article is the first of two parts.  The MBTA’s proposed Green Line Extension project (GLX), which would string light rail from a rebuilt Lechmere station up through six new stops in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford – terminating at Tufts, at a stop behind Dowling hall – is still being reconsidered in the wake of […]


Federal grant moves Green Line Extension Project forward

In a public funding announcement on Jan. 5, former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick announced a $996 million federal grant that will finance more than half the cost of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, according to Executive Director of the MBTA Advisory Board Paul Regan. Over the years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government have mutually funded the […]


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