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

1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Julia Donahue
    signed 2019-02-01 14:24:59 -0500
  • Justin McClarey
    signed 2019-02-01 14:24:50 -0500
  • Eric Cunningham
    signed 2019-02-01 14:24:38 -0500
    Eric Cunningham
  • Christopher Brown
    signed 2019-02-01 14:22:13 -0500
    Connecting the red and blue lines provides reasonable transportation connections to vital parts of the city to lower income areas on the MBTA system, allowing those on the blue line to access healthcare and jobs at MGH and Kendall Square and beyond. It provides connections from key business centers to Logan airport in a two seat ride. It is, to be frank, reprehensible that the state has not completed this project yet. Anything short of a full blue line extension to Charles/MGH is nothing more than a very expensive band-aid. Bring the T into line with world class systems around the world and fill this gap that should never have been allowed to exist for so long.
  • Colleen Dunning
    signed 2019-02-01 14:16:59 -0500
  • Robert Grover
    signed 2019-02-01 13:49:00 -0500
    The “Red-Blue Connector” has been a point of discussion for decades. It wouldn’t continue to be a topic of interest, revisited year-after-year unless there was a strong contingent who consistently recognizes the importance that this connector would provide to not only their commuting needs, but to the public transit ridership in general.

    To truly have a robust & effective transit network, there should be a sensible set of cross-connections that enables riders to use the system in as efficient of a manner as possible. To dismiss this connector any further, is to continue encouraging the ridership to find non-efficient means in traveling between the Red & Blue Lines (largely accomplished via an additional trip on the Green Line or via a walk from MGH to Bowdoin…the latter option not always being a viable one, dependent on inclement weather or accessibility needs). I ask that you please consider this essential connector for now, and future generations of riders. Thank you.
  • Anthony Lechuga
    signed 2019-02-01 13:47:22 -0500
  • Carol Walker
    signed 2019-02-01 13:46:01 -0500
  • Sonja Tengblad
    signed 2019-02-01 13:18:36 -0500
  • Adrian Madaro
    signed 2019-02-01 12:34:45 -0500
  • Anthony Kopa
    signed 2019-02-01 12:34:09 -0500
  • Krystle Brown
    signed 2019-02-01 12:28:03 -0500
  • Kraig Daulton
    signed 2019-02-01 12:21:10 -0500
  • Kathy Rich
    signed 2019-02-01 12:17:09 -0500
  • Steve Hollinger
    signed 2019-02-01 12:06:00 -0500
  • Francesca Quinion
    signed 2019-02-01 12:00:21 -0500
  • Jacob Harrington
    signed 2019-02-01 11:52:53 -0500
  • Derek Kouyoumjian
    signed 2019-02-01 11:50:21 -0500
  • Colin McCarthy
    signed 2019-02-01 11:46:52 -0500
  • Mark Peterson
    signed 2019-02-01 11:45:33 -0500
    A connector would do a world of service for the subway as a whole – The Silver Line is lacking, especially when running at capacity, and is an inconvenience to those coming from north of the city, headed to Logan.
  • J I
    signed 2019-02-01 11:39:18 -0500
  • patrick walsh
    signed 2019-02-01 11:30:04 -0500
    patrick walsh
  • Kristen McCusker
    signed 2019-02-01 11:23:54 -0500
  • Leslie Norman
    signed 2019-02-01 11:17:19 -0500
    Leslie R Norman
  • Adam Castiglioni
    signed 2019-02-01 11:15:39 -0500
    Adam Castiglioni
  • Tiffany Mierop
    signed 2019-02-01 10:55:04 -0500
  • Matt Rossi
    signed 2019-02-01 10:47:29 -0500
    This is long overdue and represents the most daunting and obvious gap in the MBTA today. A pedestrian walkway is not the solution!
  • Andrew Wiley
    signed 2019-02-01 10:34:29 -0500
  • John Casamassima
    signed 2019-02-01 10:29:43 -0500
  • Maria Eugenia Corbo
    signed 2019-02-01 10:28:46 -0500