CTtransit is the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)-owned bus service. Several companies under contract to CTDOT operate services in metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut.


CTtransit in the Hartford, New Haven & Stamford metro areas

CTtransit Hartford operates over 30 local and 13 express bus routes. Many local routes operate 7 days a week, serving 26 towns in the Capital Region. Express service primarily operate weekdays only, with service 7 days a week on the 913 and 928 express routes. CTtransit Hartford makes connections with CTfastrak, Middletown Area Transit, and CTtransit New Britain.

CTtransit New Haven operates over 22 local routes. Many routes operate 7 days a week, connecting with other state-owned or subsidized bus services in Meriden, Waterbury, Wallingford, Milford, and the lower Naugatuck Valley areas, as well as with the New Haven Line and Shore Line East rail services.

CTtransit Stamford operates 15 local bus routes. Many routes operate 7 days a week. CTtransit Stamford buses connect with other state-subsidized services in Norwalk, with the New Haven Line in several locations, the Harlem Line on Metro-North Railroad, and with Bee-Line buses in Westchester County New York. CTtransit Stamford also operates the I-Bus, an express service between downtown Stamford and White Plains, New York.

CTfastrak Connecting Central Connecticut Communities

The CTfastrak system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. The CTfastrak system provides a one-seat, no-transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and Amtrak service in Hartford. Most CTfastrak bus routes operate Weekdays from 5:00am to Midnight; Saturdays from 6:00am to Midnight and Sundays and major holidays from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

CTtransit Waterbury

The Waterbury Division operates fixed route and ADA paratransit services in the Waterbury area through a contract with the Northeast Transportation Company. Service is provided to Waterbury, Watertown and Naugatuck Monday through Saturday, as well as some Sunday service in greater Waterbury.

CTtransit New Britain & Bristol

The New Britain Transportation Company operates 10 bus routes in Berlin, New Britain, Cromwell, Newington, Plainville, Bristol and Meriden. Fixed route bus service operates seven days a week. CTtransit New Britain makes connections with CTfastrak, Middletown Area Transit, CTtransit Meriden and CTtransit Hartford.

DATTCO also operates fixed route service seven days a week in New Britain on the East Street and South Street routes, and portions of the 41-Hartford/New Britain route.

CTtransit Meriden & Wallingford

CTtransit Meriden and Wallingford operate fixed route services in their respective areas through a contract with Northeast Transportation Company, with four local routes. Connections are made in Wallingford and Meriden to CTtransit New Haven, as well as in Meriden to Middletown Area Transit. Service in Meriden operates Monday through Friday, with Saturday service on some routes. Service in Wallingford operates weekdays only.

Commuter Express Service to Hartford

Express routes operate weekdays during peak hours, mostly between suburban park & ride lots and downtown Hartford.

Peter Pan/Arrow Line

Operates with Peter Pan "branded" buses. Service from: Willimantic, Mansfield, Columbia, 
Andover, Coventry, Bolton

. Service between Hartford and New Haven (950 Express route).

Collins Bus Service

Service from: Vernon/Tolland


Service from: Old Saybrook/Essex/Chester/Middletown

Via CTfastrak from Bristol
, Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington

Meriden Transit District

Service from: Meriden. Service provided by DATTCO.

Public Backed Service Expansions Now Underway!

New Bus Routes Available in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford

When the public talks, CT transit listens.

In March of this year, the Connecticut Department of Transportation implemented new bus routes, now serving communities in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford. These new bus routes will bolster connectivity and amplify coverage throughout central Connecticut.

“Public transit is more than just a mode of transportation; it is a lifeline that connects individuals to career opportunities, businesses to customers, and communities to growth,” said General Manager of CT transit, Thomas Stringer. “A robust public transportation system is essential for driving economic impact and supporting local businesses.”

But wait, there’s more!

This service expansion is just the beginning of a series of upcoming expansions, totaling more than $18 million, proposed by Governor Ned Lamont and supported by local legislature. These new routes will provide greater access to a broader range of employment centers and career opportunities across the region, ultimately enhancing residents' career prospects and improving their quality of life.


“This major bus service expansion is the latest effort to connect customers with critical jobs, housing, and services while expanding opportunities for Transit Oriented Development (TOD)—allowing people to live and commute with ease,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Karen Kitsis. “CTDOT is grateful for the support of Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly, which responded to customer needs by investing in the expansion of our transit system.”

These new routes were, in part, discovered through feedback from community members, frontline transit workers, and key government officials.

Public Service by the Numbers:

  • 4,300 community members surveyed online
  • 36 community events across Connecticut
  • 29 interviews with transit providers, councils of government, and transit district reps
  • 10 customer focus groups

CTDOT’s Customer Experience (CX) Action Plan team gathered this wealth of responses. Based on insights from those we serve, they lead the initiative to develop public transportation innovations throughout the state. This energized team will continue responding to the needs of the people—the customers and supporters of public transit—and propose new paths forward.


Pictured left to right: Samaia Hernandez, Alicia Leite, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Lisa Rivers, and Karen Kitsis.

“As Connecticut works to be a leader in delivering major new transit investments, including CTfastrak and CTrail Hartford Line, we recognize the support and input of our transit providers and customers across Connecticut,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Public Transportation Bureau Chief Benjamin Limmer. “We look forward to launching new transportation services in communities across Connecticut in the months ahead.” 

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