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MassDOT Board to Weigh $45 Million Green Line Contract Wednesday

The newly expanded Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors is scheduled to meet in Somerville Wednesday.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors is slated to discuss a new $45 million contract for work on the Green Line Extension Wednesday.

The meeting, which will be held in Somerville has an agenda that includes a $45 million Green Line Extension contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. and HNTB Corporation to conduct advanced preliminary/final design engineering services for the project, which will extend the Green Line from Cambridge through Somerville with a terminal station near Tufts University in Medford. In all, the project is expected to cost over $1 billion.

The meeting will include new members on the DOT's board. Gov. Deval Patrick expanded the Board of Directors from five members to seven members, and Wednesday's meeting in Somerville will be the new board's first meeting, according to an announcement from MassDOT.

New members Alan G. Macdonald and Joseph C. Bonfiglio will join former members, John R. Jenkins, Ferdinand Alvaro, Janice Loux and Andrew Whittle, on the newly made-up board, the announcement says. MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey serves as an ex-officio member.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at .

You can see the agenda here.

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