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!

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.

Who's signing

Sharon Gentges
Matthew Barison
Andreae Downs
Kemberli Paes
James Magarian
Alyssa Vangeli
Neenah Estrella-Luna
Katrina Donovan
Emily Uppal
Catalina Pugliese
Jasper Ophel
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • William Gleason
    signed 2019-02-01 10:17:49 -0500
  • Jeff Byrnes
    signed 2019-02-01 10:16:41 -0500
  • Sharon Gentges
    signed 2019-02-01 10:13:00 -0500
  • Evan Bradley
    signed 2019-02-01 10:11:55 -0500
  • Lauren “WHY ISN’T MY W2 READY YET” Siegert
    @ljs39 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-01 09:46:46 -0500
  • Lauren Siegert
    signed 2019-02-01 09:46:34 -0500
  • Matthew Barison
    signed 2019-02-01 09:22:34 -0500
  • Andreae Downs
    signed 2019-02-01 09:20:36 -0500
  • Robert Pyles
    signed 2019-02-01 09:16:47 -0500
  • Kemberli Paes
    signed via 2019-02-01 09:15:20 -0500
  • Jon Douthit
    signed via 2019-02-01 09:07:15 -0500
  • Brendan Hughes
    signed 2019-02-01 08:51:38 -0500
  • Andrew Giannino-Curtis
    signed 2019-02-01 08:48:30 -0500
  • James Magarian
    signed 2019-02-01 08:44:07 -0500
    The Red-Blue connection vastly improves the vital link to Logan airport and to points North from the Red Line corridor (particularly: points inland such as Cambridge). The Silver Line has proven to be a slow and capacity-limited connection to these points; it is prudent to supplement the existing system with this Red-Blue connection.
  • Steve Holt
    signed 2019-02-01 08:17:47 -0500
  • Alyssa Vangeli
    signed via 2019-02-01 08:14:44 -0500
    Alyssa Vangeli
  • Liz Freedman
    signed 2019-02-01 07:52:42 -0500
  • Neenah Estrella-Luna
    signed 2019-02-01 07:50:50 -0500
  • Valerie Burns
    signed 2019-02-01 07:50:20 -0500
  • Giordana Mecagni
    signed 2019-02-01 07:45:34 -0500
  • Katrina Donovan
    signed 2019-02-01 07:19:36 -0500
    If you are committed to building a tunnel for a pedestrian walkway, you may as well complete the project by extending the train tracks for one extra stop.

    With Government Center only a short walk from Bowdoin, the station is underutilized anyway. Therefore, you could even close Bowdoin station altogether to save a bit on stations costs that could be reapplied to the cost of the connector.

    Since the hospital will be breaking ground soon on a major expansion, now is the time to coordinate this plan with MGH and perhaps share resources to help make it happen.


    Katrina Donovan
  • Gloria Cristina
    signed 2019-02-01 02:40:24 -0500
  • Emily Uppal
    signed 2019-01-31 23:53:53 -0500
  • Matthew Black
    signed 2019-01-31 23:40:04 -0500
  • Jacob Deck
    signed 2019-01-31 23:16:21 -0500
  • John Walkey
    signed 2019-01-31 23:07:47 -0500
  • Catalina Pugliese
    signed 2019-01-31 23:06:52 -0500
  • Jasper Ophel
    signed 2019-01-31 22:43:39 -0500
  • Maura McDonough
    signed 2019-01-31 22:22:07 -0500
  • Hank Yoder
    signed 2019-01-31 21:56:27 -0500