Senior / Disabled Reduced Fares

Program for Senior Citizens (65 years or older) or Persons with a Qualifying Disability

A Service of the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Senior citizens (65 years +) and persons with a qualifying disability can travel for a reduced fare at any time on CTtransit and all other bus systems operating under contract to the CTDOT. Connecticut state-subsidized bus services:

  • Greater Bridgeport Transit (gbt)
  • River Valley Transit (RVT)
  • Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART)
  • Milford Transit District
  • Northeastern Connecticut Transit District
  • Northwestern Connecticut Transit District
  • Norwalk Transit District
  • Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT)
  • Windham Region Transit District (WRTD)
  • CTtransit local & express
  • CTfastrak
  • I-Bus Express

State of CT-issued Reduced Fare ID or Medicare card must be shown with use of Senior/Disabled pass or ticket.  Please click for the APPLICATION and return to CTtransit for processing. 

Reduced fares also apply to one-way tickets for Shore Line East, Hartford Line, the Metro-North New Haven Line and the Danbury, New Canaan, and Waterbury branch trains except westbound morning peak hour trains. Metro-North Peak fares apply to weekday trains that arrive in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) between 5:00am and 10:00am.

Senior Citizens: If you have a Medicare card, you are entitled to ride for a reduced fare. Simply show your Medicare card to the operator when you board the bus. Your local transit provider is required to accept the Medicare card for a half fare.

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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