- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The future of the long-delayed project to extend the T’s Green Line to Somerville and Medford could be decided soon.

The state transportation board and the control board that oversees the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are expected to meet Monday discuss potential modifications to the plan.

Officials put the project on hold last year after revealing that new cost estimates were up to $1 billion higher than earlier projected.

Somerville and Cambridge on Thursday offered $75 million to help jumpstart the project.

The state committed to the Green Line extension back in 1990 as part of an agreement with environmental groups that helped cleared the way for Boston’s massive Big Dig highway project. It calls for a 4.7 mile expansion of above-ground light rail service and six new MBTA stations.

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