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

1,238 SIGNATURES
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Pio Szamel
    signed 2018-07-14 19:29:48 -0400
  • Walter Doan
    signed 2018-07-14 19:29:00 -0400
  • Sam Archer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-14 19:21:14 -0400
    Sign the petition: Red-Blue Connector
  • Sam Archer
    signed 2018-07-14 19:20:22 -0400
    An actual station link between the red and blue lines would encourage many more trips not only to and from the airport, but also to and from outer destinations served by the blue line. The proposed pedestrian tunnel would be great as a compliment to – not a replacement of – the blue and red line station connection.
  • Joseph Chevarley
    signed 2018-07-14 19:12:14 -0400
  • Matthew Luz
    signed 2018-07-14 19:04:47 -0400
  • Kevin Huang
    @KevEatPineapple tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-14 19:01:44 -0400
  • Kevin Huang
    signed 2018-07-14 19:00:45 -0400
    Highly critical connection to alleviate transfers between the subway system especially at state and downtown crossing
  • William Sennott
    signed 2018-07-14 18:49:47 -0400
    William Patrick Sennott
  • Maureen Cawley
    signed 2018-07-14 18:49:24 -0400
  • Kevin Doyle
    signed 2018-07-14 18:41:23 -0400
  • Robin Johnson
    signed 2018-07-14 18:41:07 -0400
  • Patrick Greenwell
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-14 18:31:45 -0400
    Sign the petition: Red-Blue Connector
  • Patrick Greenwell
    @psgreen tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-14 18:31:41 -0400
  • Kaiwen Li
    signed 2018-07-14 18:31:23 -0400
  • Matthew Petersen
    signed 2018-07-14 18:31:19 -0400
  • Patrick Greenwell
    signed 2018-07-14 18:30:44 -0400
    Patrick S Greenwell
  • Mary Odum
    signed 2018-07-14 18:24:33 -0400
    Mary Odum
  • Evelyn Uyemura
    signed 2018-07-14 18:06:10 -0400
  • Ethan Finlan
    signed 2018-07-14 18:04:23 -0400
    A pedestrian connection would not serve to alleviate crowding at State or Downtown Crossing stations, which should be a primary goal of a Red Line-Blue Line connection.
  • Michael Baker
    signed 2018-07-14 18:00:20 -0400
  • Zachary Koehler
    signed 2018-07-14 17:52:44 -0400
  • Andrew McFarland
    signed 2018-07-14 17:04:49 -0400
  • Jack Suslak
    signed 2018-07-14 16:24:36 -0400
  • Elizabeth Foster
    signed 2018-07-14 16:20:38 -0400
  • Jeff Byrnes
    signed 2018-07-14 15:40:45 -0400
  • Andrew Bravo
    signed 2018-07-14 15:06:09 -0400
  • Jared Alves
    signed 2018-07-14 14:58:03 -0400
  • John Pellegrino
    signed 2018-07-14 14:55:31 -0400
  • Peter Nersesian
    signed 2018-07-14 14:43:00 -0400