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State officials voted Monday to go ahead with a scaled-down version of the Green Line extension that would affect Cambridge, Somerville and Medford.
The 4.7-mile extension will still include six new stations and a relocated Lechmere stop, but the stations will be simpler — just platforms with weather protection — and the community path will be shorter.
So, how far is this plan from the original vision of the extension? And what does the scaled-back version mean for people who live and work along the proposed extension?
Michael Capuano, congressman for the 7th District of Massachusetts and former mayor of Somerville.
- "State transportation officials voted Monday to move forward with a scaled-down version of the embattled Green Line extension, but they made clear they could still cancel the project if the state runs into more trouble financing it."
- "Even after four contracts related to the long-awaited Green Line extension project were approved at a price more than 44 percent over budget, the state’s top transportation officials didn’t appear worried."
- "Officials from Somerville and Cambridge said Thursday they expect to contribute a total of $75 million, part of an “unprecedented arrangement,” to help complete a scaled-down Green Line Extension project."
This segment aired on May 10, 2016.