Red Line/Blue Line Connector Public Meeting

The proposed Red Line/Blue Line Connector would link the only two lines that do not currently intersect within the MBTA's rapid transit system. The Blue Line, which is the shortest line in the system, runs from Bowdoin Station in downtown Boston to Wonderland Station in Revere, a distance of approximately seven miles. This project would extend the Blue Line approximately 1,500 feet underneath Cambridge Street to make a connection with Charles/MGH Station on the Red Line.

A Public Meeting on the Red Line/Blue Line Connector Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) will be held

Monday, May 3, 2010

5:30 PM (Open House)
6:00 PM (Public Meeting)

Shriners Hospital Auditorium
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114

If you need any special accommodations, please contact Regan Checchio by email or phone at 617-357-5772 ext. 14.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project was filed with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) on March 31, 2010. It is now available online. Click here to download the document.

Copies of the DEIR are also available in libraries in the Red Line/Blue Line Extension communities:

Boston Public Library, Central Branch
Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch
Boston Public Library, West End Branch
Boston Public Library, Orient Heights Branch
Cambridge Public Library, Central Branch
Cambridge Public Library, East Cambridge Branch
Chelsea Public Library
Revere Public Library
Somerville Public Library, Central Branch
State Transportation Library
The State Library of Massachusetts
Winthrop Public Library

Copies are also available by request from Regan Checchio by phone at 617-357-5772 ext. 14 or [email protected]

Written comments on the project should be sent to:
Secretary Ian Bowles
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
MEPA Office
Attn.: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst
EEA# 14101
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-626-1181
Email: [email protected]

Copies of the comment letters can also be sent to:
Scott Hamwey
Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning
10 Park Plaza, Room 4150
Boston, MA 02116
Email: [email protected]

Comments must be received no later than May 21, 2010