BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials say Cambridge, Somerville, Medford and other area communities should pitch in for the proposed expansion of the Green Line.

State Rep. Bill Straus said Monday that key to the long-delayed project is for municipalities to be prepared to contribute their resources as well. The Mattapoisett Democrat is the House chairman of the Legislature’s Transportation committee.

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Straus said he agreed with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Control Board and the Board of the Massachusetts Transportation Department.

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The boards issued a joint resolution Monday saying that scrapping the project will remain an option until an affordable version of the project has been offered.

The resolution also said additional funding for this project needs to be obtained from municipalities, landowners and developers who will benefit from the project.

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