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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Monday, October 2, 2023

Green Line Extension progresses, massive construction effort underway

the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX)   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 the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus in a single ride, has suffered multiple setbacks over the years, including canceled contracts and funding challenges. Now with federal financing and a new set of contractors, the GLX project is fully underway as officials race to meet the December 2021 completion deadline Somerville Ward 3 Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen Ewen-Campen GLX construction update posted A representative of the GLX project Rachael Bonoan

"I walked home from [Tufts] on Friday afternoon and the trees were still there," Bonoan said. "And then on Monday morning I walked up Winthrop Street towards Boston Avenue, turned the corner, and was just absolutely shocked [to see that the trees were gone]."

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