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.
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.