Red-Blue Connector


Tell MassDOT and the FMCB: NO MORE BROKEN PROMISES, NO MORE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES!

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

Howard Gun
Nathaniel Jewett
Shannon Borthwick
Casey Silvia
Michael Franck
Susan Luongo
Kelsi Field
Benjamin Themo
Matthew Fitzgerald
Christopher Brown
Carl Damas
1,237 SIGNATURES
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Howard Gun
    signed 2019-01-31 15:56:10 -0500
    Get going on this, please.. It makes too much sense and the future belongs to those with their eyes firmly on it.
  • Edmund Dawes
    signed 2019-01-31 15:49:08 -0500
  • Cara Bauer
    signed 2019-01-31 15:17:00 -0500
  • Kimberly Carvalho
    signed 2019-01-31 15:13:50 -0500
  • Jon Borthwick
    signed 2019-01-31 15:11:29 -0500
  • Jon Borthwick
    signed 2019-01-31 15:11:29 -0500
  • Julia Burrell
    signed 2019-01-31 15:09:17 -0500
  • Nathaniel Jewett
    signed 2019-01-31 15:00:42 -0500
  • Kate Anslinger
    signed 2019-01-31 14:51:55 -0500
    Kate Anslinger
  • Shannon Borthwick
    signed 2019-01-31 14:48:42 -0500
    Shannon Borthwick
  • Peter Roche
    signed 2019-01-31 14:48:19 -0500
  • Philip Williams
    signed 2019-01-31 14:47:35 -0500
    I would like to be kept up to date on this whole process.

    Thanks Philip Williams

    1/31/2019
  • Patrick Baxter
    signed 2019-01-31 14:45:11 -0500
  • Casey Silvia
    signed 2019-01-31 14:28:21 -0500
  • Michael Franck
    signed 2019-01-31 14:18:30 -0500
  • Susan Luongo
    signed 2019-01-31 14:17:32 -0500
  • Charles Olson
    signed 2019-01-31 14:02:45 -0500
  • Kelsi Field
    signed 2019-01-31 13:58:18 -0500
  • Benjamin Themo
    signed 2019-01-31 13:58:07 -0500
  • Josh Jones
    signed 2019-01-31 12:56:46 -0500
  • Tim McCann
    signed 2019-01-31 12:56:43 -0500
  • Matthew Fitzgerald
    signed 2019-01-31 12:53:43 -0500
  • Christopher Brown
    signed 2019-01-31 12:51:20 -0500
  • Matthew Hergott
    signed 2019-01-31 12:45:23 -0500
  • Berl Hartman
    signed 2019-01-31 12:21:38 -0500
    Boston is in danger of losing its leadership position in healthcare, cleantech and other fields if workers can not conveniently get to their jobs. this is an investment in Boston’s future that should have been made 50 years ago. Don’t let this opportunity Go by with a half baked pedestrian which is not a solution.
  • Deven Smith-Clarke
    signed 2019-01-31 11:57:59 -0500
  • James Hill
    signed 2019-01-31 11:57:52 -0500
  • Antoine Vo
    signed 2019-01-31 11:37:49 -0500
    This should be a slam dunk project. If done, this will greatly reduce travel time and spread out the load for our transit system.
  • Andrew Robinson
    signed 2019-01-31 11:36:27 -0500
  • Carl Damas
    signed 2019-01-31 11:18:21 -0500