Detours in Effect for New Haven

215
New Haven/Wallingford/Meriden

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224
State Street

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228
Whitney Avenue

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229
New Haven - Waterbury

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234
Winchester Avenue

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261
Boston Post Road

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265
Congress Avenue

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268
Washington Avenue

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272
Union Avenue

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271
Kimberly Avenue

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274
Sargent Drive

New Haven

Thu Jun 13

Due to the New Haven Arts & Ideas Festival throughout June, several routes will be impacted by detours.

 

SATURDAYS JUNE 15, 22 & 29, 2024. 
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 


SUNDAYS JUNE 16 & 23, 2024. 
1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. 


TEMPLE STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM ELM TO CHAPEL. NO BUSES WILL SERVICE THE BUS STOPS ON :

  • TEMPLE & CENTER GREEN
  • TEMPLE & CHAPEL
  • TEMPLE & CROWN

ONLY THE 279 UNION STATION SHUTTLE WILL SERVICE TEMPLE & CROWN BUS STOP

 

Please see attached document for full detour information.

 

 Please call customer service at 203-624-0151 for updated information. 

 

Connecticut Receives $38.9 Million Grant from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to Upgrade CT fastrak to All-Electric Fleet

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto (second from the left), Governor Ned Lamont (center), and the Federal Transit Administration’s Peter Butler (farthest right) present the milestone award grant.

CT transit is excited to share that Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently announced a $38.9 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to help convert our CT fastrak to an all-electric bus fleet.

“This significant investment showcases our commitment to sustainable transportation and underscores our dedication to fostering skilled professionals for the future,” said Thomas E. Stringer Jr., General Manager. We look forward to this initiative’s positive impact on our community, environment, and local economy. Thank you to the FTA and the CTDOT for their continued support.”

L to R: Peter Butler, FTA Region 1 Administrator, and Thomas E. Stringer Jr, CT transit General Manager.

This significant grant, awarded through the FTA's Low or No Emission Grant Program, will facilitate the purchase or lease of zero-emission transit buses and the necessary facility upgrades.

CT transit will use these funds to acquire 46 battery-electric buses and install 29 chargers for the fastrak bus rapid transit service. The grant will also cover the cost of installing 25 depot chargers at the Hartford facility, four on-route chargers at the CT fastrak New Britain Station, and the required electrical infrastructure. This initiative is backed by over $17 million in matching state funds and $30 million from federal formula funds.

This milestone represents a monumental leap towards Governor Lamont's objective of transitioning the entire statewide public transportation bus fleet from diesel to zero-emission models by 2035. It's a testament to our collective commitment and the potential for a greener future.

Governor Lamont.

“The new battery-electric buses and chargers will help us meet the growing demand for reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly transit options, and will greatly benefit the thousands of residents and commuters who rely on CT fastrak services every day,” said Governor Lamont. “Thank you to the Biden-Harris administration for continuing to invest in green technology that will modernize Connecticut’s public transit system and spur new economic opportunities across the state.”

Around $5.6 billion in funding has been allocated through President Joe Biden’s recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the replacement of thousands of public transit vehicles nationwide.

 

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto addresses the media.

“Investing in electric buses for the CT fastrak fleet is a forward-thinking move that highlights Connecticut’s dedication to sustainability and innovation,” said Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto.

CT fastrak was recently recognized as the best bus rapid transit system in the United States by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

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