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

Tin Nguyen
Molly Watt
Jon Link
Dustin Snider
Ryan Miller
Amer Elhaddad
Adam Peller
Thomas Burns
Kristin Gilzean
John Dabrowski
susan turner
Julian Wang
Joseph Correia
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tin Nguyen
    signed 2019-02-02 09:26:20 -0500
  • Rosalind Mott
    signed 2019-02-02 09:24:25 -0500
  • Sylvia Whiting
    signed 2019-02-02 09:04:53 -0500
  • Molly Watt
    signed 2019-02-02 09:02:17 -0500
  • Jon Link
    signed 2019-02-02 09:00:33 -0500
  • Patricia Nolan
    signed 2019-02-02 08:51:19 -0500
    And the north-south station rail link! in this 21st century we should have a 21st century public transit system!
  • Dustin Snider
    signed 2019-02-02 08:50:06 -0500
  • Brian Sodano
    signed 2019-02-02 08:49:01 -0500
  • Wouter Broekema
    signed 2019-02-02 08:47:36 -0500
  • Joseph Lust
    signed 2019-02-02 08:44:37 -0500
    It’s high time we finished the job.
  • Ryan Miller
    signed 2019-02-02 08:03:50 -0500
  • Amer Elhaddad
    signed 2019-02-02 00:56:00 -0500
  • Jonathan Harrington
    signed 2019-02-02 00:47:19 -0500
    Connecting these lines would allow people who live in the Winthrop and East Boston area to commute to Cambridge by T. Please don’t delay any longer! A pedestrian walkway is a cop-out!
  • Bill Masterson
    signed 2019-02-02 00:13:05 -0500
  • Olivia Glennon
    signed 2019-02-01 22:41:55 -0500
  • Nina Garfinkle
    signed 2019-02-01 22:32:41 -0500
  • Adam Peller
    signed 2019-02-01 22:19:19 -0500
  • John Pelletier
    signed 2019-02-01 22:11:44 -0500
    John Pelletier
  • Thomas Burns
    signed 2019-02-01 22:04:01 -0500
    At least install a moving walkway in the tunnel between Bowdoin and Charles/ MGH. This would be a fraction of the cost of a train extension. Traffic in East Boston has gotten significantly worse since the toll booths were removed. We simply need less people in cars. Improving public transit should be a major concern to all.
  • Kristin Gilzean
    signed 2019-02-01 21:26:03 -0500
    Kristin Gilzean
  • Juan Ramos
    signed 2019-02-01 20:41:18 -0500
  • John Dabrowski
    signed 2019-02-01 20:36:01 -0500
    John C Dabrowski
  • susan turner
    signed 2019-02-01 20:06:57 -0500
    Everything we do to make our public transit more efficient and useable will pay off in the future when climate issues are even more severe than they are now.
  • Julian Wang
    signed 2019-02-01 19:26:39 -0500
  • Mj
    @MJayJ tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-01 19:23:32 -0500
    Sign the petition: Red-Blue Connector
  • Marijane Jensen
    signed 2019-02-01 19:22:35 -0500
  • Anne Fisher
    signed 2019-02-01 19:06:11 -0500
  • Joseph Correia
    signed 2019-02-01 19:00:19 -0500
  • Ida DelVecchio
    signed 2019-02-01 18:57:44 -0500
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  • Ian Reynolds
    signed 2019-02-01 18:54:53 -0500