Tools for Riders

Are you ready to use public transit and want easy ways to find your route and schedule?

Here are some simple options that can help you reach your destination on time.

Google Maps


Google's popular transit planning tool is available on Google Transit, and also through Google Maps . Open Google Transit through your desktop, mobile, or the Google Maps app, and enter your starting (or current location) and destination addresses. Google Transit will show your bus route, including transfers. All are color-coded, and you have the option of viewing multiple routes. Click on Schedule Explorer to view your choices. CTfastrak and CTtransit Hartford-area bus schedules on Google Maps will update in real-time. 

TransitApp for iPhone and Android

Do you have a smartphone? If so, Transit App , available (free) through your device’s application store, is an easy-to-use route-planning tool. There is no need to enter your starting address. Once the app is open, simply enter your destination address and Transit App will do the rest. The next window will display all route options. Click on a route individually to view its stops. You can toggle your transit mode by clicking Options. CTfastrak and CTtransit Hartford-area Transit App bus times will update in real-time.

Comparable transit-planning tools are also available through Apples’ iOS native Map App, Bing and other map search engines.

Get Updates by Email

CTtransit is pleased to offer updates via email concerning bus service information that may impact you. This service allows subscribers to receive information about service changes, important transit related meetings or news, detours or parades, holiday schedules and other relevant information that may affect your commute. 

New Haven Union Station Shuttle Tracker

Shuttle passengers can download the Ride Systems app (available free through your device’s application store) on their smartphones, choose New Haven as the location, and immediately access a timetable of stops letting them know exactly where the free Union Station Shuttle is and will be for the next 10 minutes or so. A “live tracker” map pinpoints that location along an outlined green route, with a circled white square representing the shuttle as it moves.