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

James Fisher
Zach Bauer
Robert Petrie
Sarah Plowman
Brandon Maziuk
Jane Dockendorf
Brian Meade
Mirza Ahmed
Jason Merkin
Aleksey Kliger
Jesse Kahn
Corinne Griffiths
Kathleen Mcleod
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • James Fisher
    signed 2019-02-02 21:41:38 -0500
    If Massachusetts wants Boston to be a world class city, we need to focus on rail and transit improvements. Prioritizing roads and highways over transit for the last 68 years has not worked for Massachusetts, and that paradigm will continue to yield increasingly disappointing results in the future.
  • Zach Bauer
    signed 2019-02-02 20:32:59 -0500
  • Jamie Simchik
    signed 2019-02-02 19:45:32 -0500
  • Robert Petrie
    signed 2019-02-02 19:26:15 -0500
  • Sarah Plowman
    signed 2019-02-02 18:40:06 -0500
    I support this red-blue connection as an Eastie resident who often needs to travel to Cambridge. Please consider this as a priority for new transit development, particularly as East Boston is growing more and more each day.
  • Edward Hall
    signed 2019-02-02 18:19:33 -0500
  • Brandon Maziuk
    signed 2019-02-02 18:02:13 -0500
  • Evan Foss
    signed 2019-02-02 17:24:47 -0500
    It is really only classism that prevented this from being done back at the start. Lets fix that NOW.
  • Eric Lynch
    signed 2019-02-02 15:46:01 -0500
  • Simon Metcalf
    signed 2019-02-02 14:52:52 -0500
    Simon K Metcalf
  • Lee Biernbaum
    signed 2019-02-02 14:48:37 -0500
  • Carol Ann Aloisi
    signed 2019-02-02 14:30:27 -0500
  • Jane Dockendorf
    signed 2019-02-02 14:23:26 -0500
  • Brian Meade
    signed 2019-02-02 14:12:28 -0500
  • Mirza Ahmed
    signed 2019-02-02 13:39:46 -0500
  • Henry Mulvey
    signed 2019-02-02 13:33:06 -0500
    Henry Mulvey
  • Drew Seyl
    signed 2019-02-02 13:24:45 -0500
  • Jason Merkin
    signed 2019-02-02 13:20:37 -0500
    Jason Merkin
  • Aleksey Kliger
    signed 2019-02-02 12:58:31 -0500
  • Kannan Thiruvengadam
    signed 2019-02-02 12:33:26 -0500
  • Jesse Kahn
    signed 2019-02-02 12:16:32 -0500
  • John Antonellis
    signed 2019-02-02 12:08:10 -0500
  • Travis Gendron
    signed 2019-02-02 11:44:06 -0500
  • John Garrett
    signed 2019-02-02 11:21:10 -0500
    Fixing Boston’s transit system will allow our glorious legislature & Governor (may they be forced to drive the Pike to Western Mass) the imagination that their our other things that they can fix.
  • Cameron Brett
    signed 2019-02-02 10:51:13 -0500
    The point of connecting red to blue isnt to check off a box saying all T lines are connected with free transfers, but to imrpove mobility and economic opportunity for residents of Massachusetts and the North Shore. The Blue Lines extension to MGH not only connects our world class health care facility with a one seat ride to the airport, it provides access to a major employment center for tens of thousands of employees near the Blue Line. The Blue Line is surrounded with untapped development potential at sites like Suffolk Downs and Wonderland, where a one seat ride to MGH and potentially Cambridge would enable multi billion dollar developments capable of revitalizing the area and potentially paying for the extension on their own.
  • Donna Reilly
    signed 2019-02-02 10:29:41 -0500
    Donna Segreti Reilly
  • Philip Muirhead
    signed 2019-02-02 10:15:03 -0500
  • John Heavisides
    signed 2019-02-02 09:54:28 -0500
  • Corinne Griffiths
    signed 2019-02-02 09:51:11 -0500
  • Kathleen Mcleod
    signed 2019-02-02 09:43:27 -0500
    thank you for getting us onboard!! yes, pun intended.