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

James Melton
Meghan Casey
Seth Kaufman
Diane Harakas
Shawn Fries
Bruce Kynoch
Cindy Walling
Mercedez Lemieux
Thomas Dillon
Walter Kasell
Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
Adam Kessel
Cristina Luis
Carolyn Barthel
Justin Loutsch
Julia Murdza
1,239 SIGNATURES
1,250 signatures

Will you sign?

  • David Ofsevit
    signed 2019-03-08 14:51:53 -0500
  • James Melton
    signed 2019-02-12 10:56:57 -0500
  • Thomas Girsch
    signed 2019-02-07 18:04:30 -0500
  • Meghan Casey
    signed via 2019-02-07 09:38:49 -0500
  • Michael Levy
    signed 2019-02-07 02:34:57 -0500
  • Seth Kaufman
    signed 2019-02-06 19:05:26 -0500
  • Jacek Bartoszewicki
    signed 2019-02-06 16:19:35 -0500
    Jacek Bartoszewicki
  • Maiyim Baron
    signed 2019-02-06 09:18:49 -0500
  • Diane Harakas
    signed 2019-02-05 19:39:56 -0500
  • Dolores Russo
    signed 2019-02-05 19:24:21 -0500
    Dolores Russo
  • Matthew Wittman
    signed 2019-02-05 11:06:40 -0500
  • Shawn Fries
    signed 2019-02-05 10:58:29 -0500
  • Bruce Kynoch
    signed 2019-02-05 10:33:18 -0500
  • Bradley Stone
    signed 2019-02-05 08:25:35 -0500
  • Cindy Walling
    signed 2019-02-05 07:55:57 -0500
  • Mercedez Lemieux
    signed 2019-02-04 17:01:04 -0500
  • lisa alberghini
    signed 2019-02-04 14:44:08 -0500
    lisa alberghini
  • Thomas Dillon
    signed 2019-02-04 14:10:52 -0500
  • Walter Kasell
    signed 2019-02-04 14:06:45 -0500
    Walter Kasell
  • Steve Shulman-Laniel
    signed 2019-02-04 14:03:39 -0500
  • Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    signed 2019-02-04 14:01:35 -0500
  • Adam Kessel
    signed 2019-02-04 14:01:17 -0500
  • Cristina Luis
    signed 2019-02-04 13:49:22 -0500
  • Carolyn Barthel
    signed via 2019-02-04 13:22:59 -0500
    Carolyn C Barthel
  • Chris Johnson
    signed 2019-02-04 12:54:18 -0500
  • Justin Loutsch
    signed 2019-02-04 12:32:28 -0500
    I now commute to Porter Square for work every day, and walk from State St Station to Downtown Crossing to avoid the transfers necessary to get to the red line from the blue line. The connector would have a huge positive impact on my commute.
  • Jane O'Reilly
    signed 2019-02-04 12:10:05 -0500
    time to fullfill the promises made during the big dig.
  • Ben Ewen-Campen
    signed 2019-02-04 11:57:35 -0500
  • Claudia Hernandez
    signed via 2019-02-04 11:51:24 -0500
  • Julia Murdza
    signed 2019-02-04 11:28:03 -0500