Detours in Effect for New Haven

Grand Avenue


Lombard Street

New Haven

Thu May 02

Route 212

On May 3rd and 4th, due to Fair Haven Day and Festival, a section of Grand Avenue, stretching from Hamilton Street to Atwater Street, will be inaccessible from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Passengers are advised to board and alight at existing stops along Chapel Street. Please note that detours are subject to change, and the subsequent stops will be temporarily out of service:


Inbound & Outbound Stops Missed

Grand Avenue & East Street

Grand Avenue & Mc Vac Co

Grand Avenue & John W Murphy Drive

Grand Avenue & James Street

Grand Avenue & Lloyd Street

Grand Avenue & Blatchley Street

Grand Avenue & Poplar Street

Grand Avenue & Ferry Street

Grand Avenue & Bright Street

Grand Avenue & Atwater Street


Route 223

On Friday, May 3, 2024, Pine Street will undergo temporary closure between Atwater Street and Clinton Avenue from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this period, buses will be rerouted via Grafton Street, with Pine Street inaccessible. Passengers are advised to board and alight along Grafton Street. Please note that detours are subject to change, and the subsequent stops will be temporarily out of service:


Outbound Stops Missed

Pine Street & Bright Street

Pine Street & Atwater Street

Pine Street & Clinton Avenue

Pine Street & Maltby Street

Pine Street & Downing Street

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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