Pollack prioritizes Red-Blue rail connector

Bruce Mohl | Commonwealth Magazine

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY Stephanie Pollack revised the state’s vision for 2040 on Monday, listing a rail connection between the Red Line and the Blue Line as a “next priority” and scrapping an earlier proposal to link the two lines with a pedestrian walkway.

The announcement was a huge victory for transit advocates and public officials who were dismissive of the pedestrian walkway and insisted the rail link was a Big Dig promise that had never been fulfilled.