CTDOT Announces CTpass Program to Support Workforce Development Applications Now Available
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that eligible organizations can now submit applications to participate in the CTpass program. CTpass offers 31-day bus passes to eligible organizations at a 10% discount per pass for CTtransit and CTfastrak bus services throughout the state, including Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, New Britain, Bristol, Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford service areas.
The CTpass program was developed to support workforce development and increase access to Connecticut’s bus transportation system. The Governor’s Workforce Council Legislation developed the CTpass program idea, which was passed through state legislation in 2022.
“Public transportation plays a vital role in expanding Connecticut’s economy by breaking down barriers to employment and connecting more people to opportunities throughout the state,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Bureau Chief of Public Transportation Benjamin Limmer. “CTpass will make a big difference in supporting Connecticut’s existing and future workforce. I encourage eligible organizations to apply and contact us with any questions. Our staff is here to help.”
Eligible organizations in Connecticut who can apply to participate in the CTpass program include:
- Organizations that provide a training program listed on the State of Connecticut Labor Department’s Eligible Training Provider List
- An apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program sponsor
- A provider of an alternate route to certification program that the State Board of Education has approved
- An institution of higher education
- A private occupational school
- A private employer
- A state or municipal agency
- A public of nonprofit social service provider in Connecticut
Any organization that meets the criteria may apply. Upon the application submission, CTDOT will review the application and contact the organization for the next steps. The application period does not close.
For more information on the CTpass program and how to submit the initial application, visit ct.gov/dot/CTpass.
Organizations that want additional information or have questions about the CTpass program and application process are encouraged to email DOT.CTpass@ct.gov.