Oct 19, 2023

Green Line Extension Issues Far Worse Than Previously Known

“This level of dysfunction and irresponsibility defies explanation,” said CLF attorney Seth Gadbois. “The previous administration was clearly more interested in cutting a ribbon than getting this project done safely and correctly. CLF sued to ensure that this extension was built, and this is now an opportunity for the Healey administration to commit to public transit and repair public trust.”

MBTA Green Line
May 03, 2023

Turning Climate Laws into Action

“Goals and promises are meaningless without real action on the ground,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “The previous administration took little actual action to meet the goals laid out in Massachusetts’ strong climate laws, we now have an opportunity to do better. If we want to leave a healthy future for the next generation, it’s time to ditch fossil fuels and electrify everything from transportation to home heating, and these petitions lay out steps Massachusetts must take to get us there.”

Massachusetts State House
Apr 12, 2023

5 Things To Do On Earth Day

Earth Day is almost here! It’s our moment to honor our planet by taking concrete action to preserve the environment and fight climate change. After all, as the saying goes, there’s no Planet B.   So, this year, let’s celebrate Earth Day by pairing our small local efforts with BIG collective actions that can really… Continue reading 5 Things To Do On Earth Day

Mar 27, 2023

Gov. Healey Names Phillip Eng as New MBTA General Manager

“The MBTA is in crisis, and it’s time for bold leadership at the top to turn the situation around while centering equity, climate resiliency, and increased frequency,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “Phillip is an excellent choice to lead the T at this critical time. The thousands of people who depend on the T to get around the region deserve a safe, reliable system, and CLF will be at the table with new leadership to make sure that happens.”

A new MBTA Orange Line train waits at a station
Dec 12, 2022

Green Line Extension to Medford Finally Opens

“After waiting 30 years, this is a historic day for communities that depend on the MBTA,” said CLF President Brad Campbell. “The long-delayed Green Line extension will finally unlock reliable rapid transit for thousands of people in Medford and Somerville. CLF will be continuing to push for the expansion of the Medford branch to Route 16 to bring access to even more residents in the coming years.”

CLF staff celebrate outside the new Medford/Tufts Green Line extension station.
Dec 12, 2022

A Victory 32 Years in the Making

The Green Line extension to Medford is finally here. Today, after 8 years of delays, a new branch of the Green Line – consisting of five stations reaching out into Medford – opened its doors to riders.

CLF staff celebrate outside the new Medford/Tufts Green Line extension station.