Robert Grover

  • signed Red-Blue Connector 2019-02-01 13:49:00 -0500
    The “Red-Blue Connector” has been a point of discussion for decades. It wouldn’t continue to be a topic of interest, revisited year-after-year unless there was a strong contingent who consistently recognizes the importance that this connector would provide to not only their commuting needs, but to the public transit ridership in general.

    To truly have a robust & effective transit network, there should be a sensible set of cross-connections that enables riders to use the system in as efficient of a manner as possible. To dismiss this connector any further, is to continue encouraging the ridership to find non-efficient means in traveling between the Red & Blue Lines (largely accomplished via an additional trip on the Green Line or via a walk from MGH to Bowdoin…the latter option not always being a viable one, dependent on inclement weather or accessibility needs). I ask that you please consider this essential connector for now, and future generations of riders. Thank you.

    Red-Blue Connector


    Add your name to this e-petition to tell MassDOT and the MBTA to build the "Red to Blue Connector" as a subway extension and not as a pedestrian walkway. Additionally, please show up to the MassDOT & MBTA Board Meeting on Monday, February 4 at noon to comment in person even if you have already signed the petition!

    1,238 signatures

    We, the undersigned, wish to voice our displeasure at the treatment of the "Red to Blue Connector" or the extension of the Blue Line to Charles/MGH in the draft Focus 2040 visioning plan. This has been a missing link in the MBTA's subway for far too long. It will most importantly serve the mobility needs of the environmental justice communities of East Boston, Winthrop, and Revere along the Blue Line, as well as communities along the Red Line from Cambridge & Somerville to Boston, Quincy & Braintree. The Blue Line extension would also be a game changer for mobility in the region, providing a strong new link to Logan Airport (now handling 38 million passengers annually) and an important new link to Mass General Hospital. A pedestrian connection means little to a person with limited mobility, parents with young children, or a weary traveler. The Commonwealth shirked its responsibility once before, we should not miss this opportunity to right that wrong and build the Red to Blue Connector as intended. We hope that you will replace the reference to a pedestrian walkway with a commitment to extend the Blue Line to Charles/MGH. Thank you for your time & consideration.

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