Construction Detour for Route 212 Customers

Grand Avenue

New Haven

Mon Apr 06, 2020
Detour routing map
Detour routing map

Effective April 13, Route 212 buses will detour the Grand Avenue Bridge during a a reconstruction project which is estimated to be on-going for approximately 18 months.

During the construction project, the 212 buses will detour outbound from Grand Avenue  and Clinton via Middletown Avenue and Foxon Boulevard to the Walmart Supercenter Parking lot.  Detours routing will not be able to serve the stops at Grand & Front or Grand & Perkins. Passengers will need to board at Grand & Clinton Ave.

The buses will make connections with all outbound/inbound 212 buses at the Walmart Supercenter with destinations servicing Bella Vista Apt, Universal Drive, & Foxon Rd areas. 

The service will operate a one-way loop from Walmart, R/Quinnipiac Ave, L/ E. Grand Ave, L/ Russell St, R/ Clifton St, L/ Eastern St, R/ Bella Vista Dr, circle Bella Vista Apt, R/ Eastern St, L/ Foxon Rd, L/ Walmart Supercenter.  This 10-minute loop will operate every 20 minutes from the Walmart Supercenter bus stop.

Inbound Bus Stops along the bus bridge loop will not be serviceable.  Please board buses in this service area at bus stops in the outboard direction and make all connections at the Walmart Supercenter.


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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