Public Hearings on Proposed Service and Fare Changes for Bus and Rail

System-wide

Tue May 10

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced two public hearings to gather input on proposed additional rail service; a proposed rail fare discount; and proposed additional bus service, including three new bus routes.

The hearings will be conducted virtually via Zoom’s online platform and toll-free conference call feature. The public hearings will also be live streamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event and YouTube. All public hearings will be recorded and published online for later viewing.  

Hearing Details

DATE

TIME

Register to provide Public Comment

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 11 Registration

May 11 View Only

Thursday, May 12, 2022

 

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

May 12 Registration

May 12 View Only

Proposed changes for bus service include extra trips on CTtransit Hartford area routes 512 (Berlin Turnpike) and 24 (Windsor-Bradley Int’l Airport-Windsor Locks) to provide additional access to employment opportunities and to provide scheduled connections to and from CTrail Hartford Line trains. Proposed new bus services include CTtransit New Haven area Route 282 (East Grand Avenue) to provide riders with new service along East Grand Avenue and the Bella Vista Apartments in New Haven, CTtransit Express Route 940 (Waterbury-Meriden) to better connect riders between Waterbury and Meriden, and a CTtransit Hartford area route, the Bradley-Union Connector to improve speed between Union Station in Hartford and Bradley International Airport, providing stops exclusively at both of those locations.  The CTtransit Express Route 940 is already operating under a pilot program since January 2022.

For more information on how to attend the public hearings, information on the proposed changes, how to provide comments and to access the SAFE analysis document please visit: www.ct.gov/dot/proposedtransitchanges.  

The public comment period for the proposed service and fare changes and the SAFE analysis will run from April 27th to May 30th, 2022. CTDOT encourages all members of the public to participate in one or more of the scheduled public hearings and/or submit written comments by mail to:  

COMMENT ON PROPOSED FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES 
Connecticut Department of Transportation 
P.O. Box 317546 
Newington, CT 06131-7546 

Members of the public may also submit comments by emailing dot.proposedtransitchanges@ct.govor by calling (860) 594-3612. CTDOT will review and consider all comments received during the public comment period and take those comments into consideration when approving the final service and fare proposal(s).  

For general questions please email dot.proposedtransitchanges@ct.gov or call (860) 594-3612.