TRANSPORTATION / MASS TRANSIT

Public Transportation
Residents of Connecticut have a number of efficient transportation alternatives to driving their own automobiles. The state’s extensive bus and rail mass transit system provides commuter rail lines, branch lines, CTTRANSIT bus divisions, and an entire network of transit districts. Those who are in need of paratransit services will be able to locate assistance in all areas that provide standard fixed-route services. Schedules and routes are designed to meet the widest possible range of public transportation needs for quick commutes to work, school, shopping, and entertainment.

Connecticut Transit Information

www.ctrides.com
On-line information is available for state-operated bus lines, rail service, van pools and ride share, and paratransit. Those who prefer to call will find telephone numbers given for each transportation service.

Commuter Bus & Express Service

CTTRANSIT
860-522-8101
www.cttransit.com
Public local transit and express buses serve the greater Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford metro areas.

CTTRANSIT Hartford
860-525-9181
TTY 860-727-8196
www.cttransit.com
Local and express routes provide connections with Middletown and New Britain bus lines.

CTTRANSIT Meriden

800-441-8901
www.cttransit.com
Fixed-route and paratransit services offer links to CTTRANSIT New Haven and Middletown Area Transit.

CTTRANSIT New Britain-Bristol

860-828-0512
www.cttransit.com
Routes serve the New Britain, Plainville, Berlin, and Bristol areas as well as portions of West Hartford, Farmington, Cromwell, Newington, and Meriden.

CTTRANSIT New Haven

203-624-0151
TTY 203-785-8930
www.cttransit.com
Routes connect with buses in Meriden, Wallingford, Milford, and the lower Naugatuck Valley as well as New Haven Line and Shore Line East rail.

CTTRANSIT Stamford

203-327-7433
TTY 203-327-2404
www.cttransit.com
Routes connect with buses in Norwalk, the New Haven Line, the Harlem Line on Metro-North, and Bee-Line buses in Westchester County, New York. I-BUS adds express service from Stamford to White Plains, New York.

CTTRANSIT Wallingford

800-704-3113
www.cttransit.com
Fixed-route and paratransit services offer connections to CTTRANSIT New Haven.

CTTRANSIT Waterbury

203-753-2538
www.cttransit.com
Fixed-route and paratransit services include Waterbury, Watertown, and Naugatuck.

Bee-Line System

914-813-7777
http://transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line
Interstate bus between Stamford and New York’s Westchester County.
Collins Bus Commuter Service

860-644-1531
800-848-0223
http://postroadstages.com
Vernon Express bus connects the Vernon area with Hartford.

DATTCO

800-229-4879
www.dattco.com
Various commuter routes, Mohegan Sun Line runs, university shuttles, and paratransit services.

Greater Hartford Transit District

860-247-5329
www.hartfordtransit.org
Paratransit and specialized services combine with commuter express service.

Meriden Transit District

203-235-6851
www.cityofmeriden.org
Commuter bus links the Meriden area with Hartford.

Peter Pan Bus Lines
800-343-9999
888-751-8800
www.peterpanbus.com
Commuter bus service.

Regional Transit Districts

Greater Bridgeport Transit
203-366-7070
www.gogbt.com
Serving Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stratford, and Trumbull; extending to Shelton, Derby; the Coastal Link connects Milford and Norwalk.
Estuary Transit District

860-510-0429
www.estuarytransit.org
Serves Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, Lyme, Old Lyme, and Westbrook.

Housatonic Area Regional Transit

203-744-4070
www.hartransit.com
Local fixed-route service includes Brewster, New York, and the MTA Harlem Line railroad station.

Middletown Transit District

860-346-0212
www.cityofmiddletown.com
Fixed-route service through Greater Middletown region; hosts expanded routes through Peter Pan Bus Lines.

Milford Transit District

203-874-4507
www.milfordtransit.com
Local fixed-route service includes one route to Norwalk as part of the Coastal Link.

Northeastern Connecticut

Transit District

860-774-3902
www.nectd.org
Fixed-route service for Brooklyn, Killingly, Putnam, and Thompson.

Norwalk Transit District

203-852-0000
www.norwalktransit.com
Fixed-route service for Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, and Greenwich; coastal link to Fairfield, Milford, Stratford, and Bridgeport.

Southeast Area Transit District

860-886-2631
www.seatbus.com
Fixed-route service includes Norwich, New London, Groton, Waterford, East Lyme, Griswold, Montville, Stonington, and Ledyard.

Valley Transit District
203-735-6824
www.valleytransit.org
Paratransit service and fixed-route bus along Route 15: Bridgeport, Shelton, Derby.

Windham Region Transit District

860-456-2223
www.wrtd.net
Willimantic city bus, Mansfield-Stors-Willimantic bus service, and Route 32 commuter bus.

 

Commuter Passenger Rail

Amtrak Rail Service

800-872-RAIL
www.amtrak.com
Amtrak offers passenger rail service through central Connecticut and along the shoreline, with most stations expanding service to key destinations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Metro-North Commuter Railroad

New York City, NY
800-METRO-INFO
www.mta.info
Rail service between New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and New Haven offers extensions to other Connecticut cities.

Shore Line East

877-CTRIDES
www.shorelineeast.com
Operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Shore Line East provides rapid rail service between New London and New Haven.

 

Van Pools & Alternative Programs

Commuter Tax Benefit
877-CTRIDES
www.commutertaxbenefit.org
If their employers are in the program, those who take advantage of train, bus, or eligible vanpools can reap tax benefits.

Easy Street

800-972-EASY
www.easystreet.org
This statewide vanpool matching service is administered by the Rideshare Company for the Department of Transportation.

Rideshare Company

800-972-EASY
www.rideshare.com
Serves Hartford and New London areas and offers vanpool routes throughout the state.

 

Ferry Services

Bridgeport-Port Jefferson
Information 888-44-FERRY
www.88844ferry.com
Auto ferry links Bridgeport, CT, with Port Jefferson, Long Island, in New York.

Cross Sound Ferry

860-443-5281
www.longislandferry.com
Daily year-round auto and passenger ferry service between Orient Point, Long Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry

Connecticut State Pier
860-443-3856
Local Information
860-526-2743
Operating from April through November, the ferry transports passengers and cars across the Connecticut River between Chester and Hadlyme.

New London-Block Island Ferry

401-783-7996
866-783-7996
www.blockislandferry.com
Seasonal ferries provide service from New London to the center of town at Old Harbor on Block Island in Rhode Island.

Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry

Connecticut State Pier
860-443-3856
Local Information
860-563-9758
Runs from May-October linking Rocky Hill with Glastonbury; a towboat pulls a flatboat across the Connecticut River and is the nation’s oldest continually operating ferry.

 

New York City Transit

Subway/Bus Information

718-330-1234
www.mta.info

MetroCard Customer Service

212-638-7622
www.mta.info

Train/Bus Station Hotline

718-243-7777
www.mta.info

 

Inter/Intrastate Travel

Amtrak Passenger Rail

800-872-RAIL
www.amtrak.com

Greyhound Bus Lines

800-231-2222
www.greyhound.com

Peter Pan Bus Lines

800-343-9999
www.peterpanbus.com

 

 

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