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  O-11
  AMENDED ORDER
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  August 1, 2011
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
VICE MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
MAYOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR SEIDEL
COUNCILLOR SIMMONS

WHEREAS: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's  (MassDOT) plan to use the Grand Junction Railroad to carry Commuter Rail Trains could have a serious impact on the resident of Cambridge and Somerville; and
     
WHEREAS: MassDOT is engaged in public outreach in order to keep residents informed of the potential use of the Grand Junction; and 
     
WHEREAS: Most feedback being received at these public meetings is in opposition to this concept; and 
     

WHEREAS:

MassDOT is currently working on a ridership study that will help to understand the feasibility of this project and its potential of becoming a reality; and 
      
WHEREAS: Among the biggest concerns are traffic, public safety, and environmental impacts; and 
    
WHEREAS: The ability to create a multi use path along this corridor that will connect neighborhoods will also be greatly compromised; now therefore be it 
 
RESOLVED: That the City Council go on record opposing the MassDOT plans to use the Grand Junction for Commuter Rail traffic; and be it further 
     
RESOLVED: That His Honor, the Mayor, be and hereby is requested to arrange for a breakfast meeting and invite the Cambridge legislative delegation and officials from the City of Somerville to discuss this matter further; and be it further
        

RESOLVED:

That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on behalf of the entire City Council.
   

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