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

Linley Nykiel-Bub
Patrick O'Donnell
Pat Daly
John Hostage
Jeff Hamilton
Matthew Gay
Jason Rosenman
Ian Macomber
Tiana Veldwisch
Ann Walsh
Seth Kroll
Alida Bográn-Acosta
William Bennett
Beth Rodio
Joey More
Charles Franklin
1,237 SIGNATURES
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Eleanor Fort
    signed 2019-02-04 10:31:59 -0500
  • Linley Nykiel-Bub
    signed 2019-02-04 10:27:37 -0500
  • George Z
    signed 2019-02-04 10:23:06 -0500
    No one in my family can walk that far., unless you put in moving sidewalks. In both directions.
  • Patrick O'Donnell
    signed 2019-02-04 10:15:34 -0500
  • Pat Daly
    signed 2019-02-04 10:08:42 -0500
  • John Hostage
    signed 2019-02-04 10:08:24 -0500
  • Jeff Hamilton
    signed 2019-02-04 10:06:40 -0500
  • Matthew Gay
    signed 2019-02-04 09:55:05 -0500
    Matthew Gay
  • Jason Rosenman
    signed 2019-02-04 09:51:59 -0500
  • Ian Macomber
    signed 2019-02-04 09:51:38 -0500
  • Jim Schley
    signed 2019-02-04 09:48:12 -0500
  • Alexandria Wilkie
    signed 2019-02-04 09:44:58 -0500
  • Tiana Veldwisch
    signed 2019-02-04 09:38:57 -0500
  • Rose Corcoran
    signed 2019-02-04 09:31:42 -0500
  • Paul Schmidt
    signed 2019-02-04 09:25:41 -0500
  • Josephine Matthews
    signed 2019-02-04 09:21:12 -0500
  • Alan Pafenbach
    signed 2019-02-04 08:48:06 -0500
  • John Donnellan
    signed 2019-02-04 08:22:12 -0500
    John M Donnellan
  • Christopher Batson
    signed 2019-02-04 08:19:04 -0500
  • Erica Mattison
    signed 2019-02-04 07:41:39 -0500
  • Mike Carlucci
    signed 2019-02-04 07:41:27 -0500
    Better trains means less traffic…. Let’s do it!
  • Ann Walsh
    signed 2019-02-04 07:35:41 -0500
    Red Line user from Dorchester here – please connect us to the Blue Line and complete the system!
  • Seth Kroll
    signed 2019-02-04 07:04:16 -0500
  • Alida Bográn-Acosta
    signed via 2019-02-04 06:59:25 -0500
  • Erik Griswold
    signed 2019-02-04 06:51:06 -0500
  • Carey Cabrera
    signed 2019-02-04 06:44:43 -0500
  • William Bennett
    signed 2019-02-04 06:44:16 -0500
  • Beth Rodio
    signed via 2019-02-04 05:53:03 -0500
  • Joey More
    signed 2019-02-04 02:35:38 -0500
  • Charles Franklin
    signed 2019-02-03 23:49:25 -0500
    Charles Franklin