September 26, 2016
On August 8, 2016, the MBTA Fiscal & Management Control Board authorized the MBTA to proceed with the next phase of the Green Line Extension project: the development of procurement documents for the ultimate selection of a new construction team. In addition, on August 25, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) presented its latest review and findings on the redesigned project:
- The project as redesigned is consistent with the Green Line Extension Full Funding Grant Agreement, which will allow MassDOT/MBTA to partially fund the GLX project using federal monies.
- The latest cost estimates are complete and well documented.
- The revised project schedule is mechanically sound, but potentially optimistic.
FTA also recommended that MassDOT/MBTA immediately secure a permanent management team for the project. That search is now underway.
MassDOT is currently finalizing additional documents to provide to FTA; preparing technical materials including plans, design criteria, and specifications; and developing a Request for Letters of Interest to distribute within the construction community.
Please stay tuned for further updates as progress continues, and feel free to leave comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued interest in the Green Line Extension project.