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, 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

763 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Daniel McKinley
    signed 2018-09-14 20:01:00 -0400
  • Brad Gabel
    signed 2018-09-14 19:00:00 -0400
  • Benjamin Chan
    signed 2018-09-14 18:46:56 -0400
  • cara portnoy
    signed 2018-09-14 18:36:43 -0400
  • Jonathan Abbett
    signed 2018-09-14 18:36:11 -0400
    Jonathan Abbett
  • Joey MacNeil
    signed 2018-09-14 18:29:34 -0400
  • Grace Cummings
    signed 2018-09-14 18:23:19 -0400
  • Edward Faulkner
    signed 2018-09-14 18:12:42 -0400
  • Mark Tedrow
    signed 2018-09-14 17:56:16 -0400
    A red/blue transit connection will be a vast improvement for people commuting or travelling between Cambrigde, Kenmore Sq and the North Shore area served by the BL. Allowing riders one convenient change of seat to get to jobs or the airport or back home. A pedestrian tunnel will be less usable than the sidewalks on Cambridge St.
  • Patrick Walsh
    signed 2018-09-14 17:55:48 -0400
    Patrick Walsh
  • Michael Ferrante
    signed 2018-09-14 17:52:51 -0400
  • Sue Goganian
    signed 2018-09-14 17:40:22 -0400
  • John Donovan
    signed 2018-09-14 17:29:13 -0400
  • Nicholas Bauer
    signed 2018-09-14 17:24:17 -0400
    Boston needs a complete, interconnected core and outer hub to become the world-class city we know it can be. The Red-Blue connector, along with a North-South rail link, are critical to achieving that goal.
  • Adam Ballent
    signed 2018-09-14 17:24:05 -0400
  • Rob Colonna
    signed 2018-09-14 15:51:06 -0400
  • Charles Olson
    signed 2018-09-14 15:13:12 -0400
  • Peter Septoff
    signed 2018-09-14 09:16:08 -0400
    Peter Septoff
  • Garrett Bachant
    signed 2018-09-14 06:58:17 -0400
  • Davin McCarthy
    signed 2018-09-14 06:54:42 -0400
  • Alan Wu
    signed 2018-09-13 22:29:12 -0400
  • Julia Petipas
    signed 2018-09-13 21:44:12 -0400
  • Thomas Owens
    signed 2018-09-13 21:08:24 -0400
  • Miles Taylor
    signed 2018-09-13 19:58:00 -0400
  • James Sullivan
    signed 2018-09-13 19:51:50 -0400
  • Asa Hopkins
    signed 2018-09-13 19:24:38 -0400
  • Paul Herzich
    signed 2018-09-13 18:49:10 -0400
  • Joseph Dineen
    signed 2018-09-13 15:55:29 -0400
    Joseph Dineen
  • Mary Gilbert
    signed via 2018-09-13 15:28:54 -0400
  • Dev Singer
    signed 2018-09-13 15:28:03 -0400