Past Announcements

5 days ago

CT Transit is the brand name for services operated by private bus companies under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.…

Mon Dec 18, 2023

There are currently minor service disruptions due to effects of the storm. 

New Britain

  • Route 502 buses are bypassing stops in Forestville due to flooding.

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Mon Nov 20, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that eligible organizations can now submit applications to participate in the CTpass …

Thu Nov 09, 2023

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Service on Meriden Routes 561, 563, 564, 565 and 566 is being expanded to operate 7 days a week including weeknights and Saturday nights. …

Mon Nov 06, 2023

CTtransit Hartford, New Britain, and CTfastrak Service Changes

For detailed information about all…

Battery Electric Bus (BEB)
Tue Aug 01, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced

ParkConneCT Program offers safe and reliable transit service to Sleeping Giant State Park
Thu May 11, 2023

The Connecticut Departments of Transportation and Energy and Environmental Protection are pleased to announce the ParkConneCT program, a collaboration of CTDOT and CT DEEP. This program aims to…

Mon Sep 12, 2022

Due to expected construction work on Atlantic Street, the bus stop located at Atlantic Street and Tresser Blvd will be temporarily unavailable starting Tuesday September 13, 2022 until further…

Thu Jan 06, 2022

Effective immediately, the bus stop for the following routes located at Broad Street and Greyrock Place will not be in service due to construction until…

Fri Oct 02, 2020

Regularly scheduled services are operating, with some modifications. See Alerts and News for adjustments.

Passengers should…

Mon Jun 22, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 29, Weekday service will resume on express route 905 according to the reduced service schedule (service every 20 minutes) as shown in the November 17, 2019…

Detour routing map
Mon Apr 06, 2020

Effective April 13, Route 212 buses will detour the Grand Avenue Bridge during a a reconstruction project…

Fri Oct 02, 2020

Regularly scheduled services are operating, with some modifications. See Alerts and News for adjustments.

Passengers should…

The app works in conjunction with the Go CT Card
Fri Sep 13, 2019

In September 2019, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)…

The app works in conjunction with the Go CT Card
Fri Sep 13, 2019

In September 2019, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)…

Express Bus Service
Tue May 07, 2019

The Go CT card is an account-based system that allows customers to deposit funds into a transportation account. Once your account has been created, simply ride any…

The Go CT Card provides the same discounts you’d receive with a pass.
Mon Nov 12, 2018

The Go CT card is “powered” by an electronic chip within the card. Just like bank cards you may use with chip technology, it takes the card chip a few moments to…

Every time you ride CTtransit and CTfastrak buses you’ll be paying the lowest possible fare
Tue Oct 30, 2018

With just a tap, the Go CT Card uses a system called Fare Capping to calculate your fare and apply any discounts you’re eligible to receive. So every time you ride CTtransit…

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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