3/2/16 MBTA / MassDot Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension Reply

MBTA / MassDot Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension

Wednesday, March 2nd
5:30pm-6:30pm: Open House
6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A

The Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

We need as many people as possible to attend the public meeting on March 2nd at 6:30pm at the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Avenue).  Every extra person makes a difference. Grab your friends, families, and neighbors and come out to show your support!
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Subject: [union-square-announcements] MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE NEEDED: KEY GREEN LINE MEETING: Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:30pm @ The Armory
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:13:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Erik Neu <novus1@gmail.com>
Reply-To: union-square-announcements+owners@googlegroups.com
To: Union Square Announcements <union-square-announcements@googlegroups.com>

As you know, the Green line extension to Union Square and through Somerville to Medford is under threat due to mismanagement by the MBTA.

With a large, vocal, and united show of strength from the community it will be harder for the MBTA and State to forfeit their commitment to better public transportation in Somerville.

We need as many people as possible to attend the public meeting on March 2nd at 6:30pm at the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Avenue).  Every extra person makes a difference.

It isn’t just about mobility and transportation options.  

This project is a keystone for future economic opportunity, both for Somerville and its residents.  Somerville is trying to reinvent itself as a business and commercial center, particularly around Union Square.  This is only possible with a true light rail stop.  Employers will not relocate for a shuttle bus to Lechmere or a commuter rail stop (both under consideration by the MBTA).  Without the ability to build this commercial tax base, Somerville’s residential property taxes would increase and our services and schools would suffer.

In addition, for generations, Somerville has been the conduit for other people’s cars and other people’s trains.  The cars jam our streets with traffic and the trains fill our lungs with diesel exhaust.  Yet at the same time, within our borders we have the weakest network of public transit for any city as close to the urban core as we are.  This imbalance was the very reason that the Green Line Extension was legally required as part of the Big Dig.

We need your help getting friends and neighbors to bring their friends and neighbors to demand that the MBTA and Commonwealth meet its commitments to build the Green Line Extension, including the Union Square spur.

It’s a matter of social, economic, and environmental justice.  

Grab your friends, families, and neighbors and come out to show your support!

MBTA / MassDot Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension

Wednesday, March 2nd
5:30pm-6:30pm: Open House
6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue – Somerville


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