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, September 17 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

1,000 signatures

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  • Rose Mauro
    signed 2018-07-14 05:43:49 -0400
  • Brian McDonald
    signed 2018-07-14 01:25:18 -0400
  • Jack Byers
    signed 2018-07-14 01:05:23 -0400
  • Alexander Yamron
    signed 2018-07-14 00:48:04 -0400
  • James Hill
    signed 2018-07-14 00:29:21 -0400
  • Dustin Hinkley
    signed 2018-07-13 23:32:02 -0400
    Dustin Hinkley
  • Jacob Oppenheim
    signed 2018-07-13 23:22:53 -0400
    Jacob Oppenheim
  • Tim Lawrence
    signed 2018-07-13 22:30:21 -0400
    Now is the time to make the commitment to build the red-blue connector to Charles/MGH. The downtown core needs relief that the connector can provide by distributing red-blue trips directly rather than onto the green & orange lines. A pedestrian connection will not offer this same effect.
  • James Aloisi
    signed 2018-07-13 22:19:43 -0400
  • Ted Pyne
    signed 2018-07-13 22:17:44 -0400