Where to Park

You can leave your car in the driveway and walk, ride your bike, or take a local bus to your CTfastrak station, or you could get dropped off at the convenient "kiss-and-ride" area.

The tables below list available parking at CTfastrak stations or Park & Ride lots.

Important Note: CTfastrak parking is not available at UConn Health, Westfarms Mall, Manchester Community College, Stop & Shop or other private properties. 

CTfastrak Station Parking Spaces (Handicap Spaces)
New Britain Szczesny Municipal Parking Garage 35 Bank Street

"Kiss and Ride" passenger drop off and pickup locations on Truman Overpass/Route 71 and Main Street
East Street Station
Overflow parking available at 1360 East Street – see below under Additional Parking
23 (2)
Newington Junction Station 38 (2)
Cedar Street Station 45 (2)
Elmwood Station 48 (2)
Flatbush Avenue Station 31 (2)
Parkville Station 9 (2)

Additional Parking

Location CTfastrak Routes Parking Spaces (Handicap Spaces)
1360 East Street

101, 102, 140
A short walk to the East Street Station. Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis. The designated spaces within the lot are striped in green.

31 (3)
Corbins Park & Ride Lot
Route 71 & Village Square Road, New Britain
128, 144 227 (5)
East Hartford Park & Ride 121
CTfastrak bus stop located .2 mile north on Main Street at the corner of Main Street and Silver Lane
255 (8)
Spencer Street Park & Ride, Manchester 121 245 (7)

If you live in Bristol, Plainville, Southington, Cheshire, Waterbury, Manchester, or other points beyond the end of the CTfastrak bus-only roadway in New Britain, you can pick up CTfastrak buses or CTtransit Express buses in those communities. Free park and ride lots are available for express bus routes in Bristol, Southington, Cheshire, Waterbury, and Manchester.

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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