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MBTA’s Red-Blue Connector: Will it ever be built?

Pop quiz: Name the only MBTA subway lines that don’t meet. If you said the Red and the Blue, you’re right, and you may be right for decades to come.

Supporters of a “Red-Blue Connector” appeared to gain a boost Thursday when the body controlling distribution of federal transportation aid in Greater Boston programmed $49 million to design the connector. The tunnel would extend the Blue Line a half-mile beneath Cambridge Street from its Government Center/Bowdoin terminus to meet the Red Line at Charles/MGH.

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