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

Charles Franklin
Thomas O'Hare
Anna Belkina
Fred Bright
Colin Urbina
Leslie Warmus
Nathan Phillips
Andrew Schwartz
Kyle Bourque
Ian Schneider
Paul Herzich
Helen Fu
Matthew Lewis
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Charles Franklin
    signed 2019-02-03 23:49:25 -0500
    Charles Franklin
  • Thomas O'Hare
    signed 2019-02-03 23:25:01 -0500
  • Kevin Cuddeback
    signed 2019-02-03 23:07:51 -0500
    It will have great payback in jobs access.
  • Anna Belkina
    signed 2019-02-03 22:24:25 -0500
  • Matthew Morong
    signed 2019-02-03 22:19:55 -0500
  • Fred Bright
    signed 2019-02-03 22:00:45 -0500
  • Colin Urbina
    signed 2019-02-03 20:51:50 -0500
  • Blythe Berents
    signed 2019-02-03 20:08:57 -0500
    For the love of god, please do this!!! We’re bush-league in our public transportation system now.
  • Liam T Sullivan
    signed via 2019-02-03 19:32:09 -0500
  • Leslie Warmus
    signed 2019-02-03 19:31:30 -0500
  • Nathan Phillips
    @nathanpboston tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-03 19:28:39 -0500
    Sign the petition: Red-Blue Connector
  • Nathan Phillips
    signed 2019-02-03 19:27:31 -0500
  • Franco Campanello
    signed 2019-02-03 18:07:54 -0500
    The expansion of Public transportation is essential for the growth and development of the city, state and region. Had we not done the Southwest Corridor, the Big Dig, the Ted Williams and Zakim Bridge, where would this city be.? Add tolls on 93 both north and south to pay for the work if necessary. The auto and truck drivers are paying nothing to jam our streets. This city must have a first rate transport network to survive into the century.
  • maura garrity
    signed 2019-02-03 17:32:42 -0500
    Connector would make my commute easier.
  • David Brown
    signed 2019-02-03 17:11:30 -0500
  • Mark Rembert
    signed 2019-02-03 17:09:58 -0500
  • Andrew Schwartz
    signed 2019-02-03 17:09:02 -0500
  • Stephen McCarthy
    signed 2019-02-03 16:55:31 -0500
    Stephen McCarthy
  • Kyle Bourque
    signed 2019-02-03 16:42:21 -0500
  • Ian Schneider
    signed 2019-02-03 16:32:12 -0500
  • Margaret Trubek
    signed 2019-02-03 16:26:53 -0500
    Good public transit is the most important thing we can do to avert climate change.
  • Morgan Griffiths
    signed 2019-02-03 16:22:50 -0500
  • Meatsack Supporters
    signed 2019-02-03 16:05:58 -0500
    This would be great for potential revs stadium
  • Matthew Bloom
    signed 2019-02-03 16:04:54 -0500
    Connecting the blue line to the red line could have positive effects for the city for a new soccer stadium. Kraft has unsuccessfully found a home for his New England Revolution in Boston but has eyed both Wonderland and Suffolk Downs. Kraft needs both parking and public T access to get a reasonable ROI in a timely fashion. This connection would be great for the city!!
  • Paul Herzich
    signed 2019-02-03 16:00:47 -0500
  • Helen Fu
    signed 2019-02-03 15:49:25 -0500
  • Thomas O'Brien
    signed 2019-02-03 15:36:44 -0500
  • Matthew Lewis
    signed 2019-02-03 15:29:27 -0500
  • Jesse Snedeker
    signed 2019-02-03 15:25:40 -0500
  • Stefanie Tellex
    signed 2019-02-03 15:23:33 -0500
    Stefanie Tellex