WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BUSES - All CTTRANSIT buses have wheelchair lifts or ramps for access by persons with disabilities. Also, the bus can “kneel” to lower the first step height. Please ask the operator to kneel the bus to assist you in boarding or alighting. Most types of mobility devices (wheelchairs, 3-wheel scooters, and walkers) can be accommodated on the buses. Each bus has a system for securing wheelchairs near the front of the bus. Non-wheelchair, mobility impaired passengers may also use the lift or ramp to board the bus.
TRANSIT REDUCED FARE PROGRAM *(half price fares) or Seniors 65 or years or older or Persons with a Disability. A federally-issued Medicare card or state-issued photo I.D. card are the only two forms of identification accepted as valid proof for reduced fare on state-subsidized transit providers SENIOR CITIZENS: If you have a Medicare card, you are entitled to ride for a reduced fare. Show your Card to the driver when boarding the bus. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID MEDICARE CARD YOU MAY APPLY FOR A STATE-ISSUED PHOTO ID CARD AT http://www.cttransit.com/seniordisabled/Application.asp Cost - $5.00 to issue a first photo I.D. card. Temporary disability cards expire one year from issue date. Temporary cards require reapplication upon expiration (see “new applicant” information). Applicants must submit an appropriately-sized photograph of himself or herself.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus or at the online store at CT Transit Online Store
CT TRANSIT FARES as of 1/19/14
Pay with cash, ticket or pass option
|Regular Cash Fare||$1.50|
|Children (Age 4 & under (Maximum of three with each adult)||FREE|
|Youth (Age 5-18 Proof of age may be required)|
Medicare card or state-issued Reduced Fare ID card must be shown upon boarding.
|Two (2) Hour Pass||$1.50|
Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) is the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) owned bus service. CTTRANSIT Hartford Division operates over 30 local and 12 express bus routes. Many local routes operate 7 days a week, serving 26 towns in the Capital Region. Express service operates weekdays only.
CTTRANSIT Hartford makes connections with Middletown Area Transit, and CTTRANSIT New Britain.
The Hartford and New Britain Divisions serve: Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Southington, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Windsor. Service in the Hartford area operates 365 days a year. Sunday service schedules operate on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Click here for detailed holiday schedule.
Updated schedules and maps can be found at www.cttransit.com/RoutesSchedules/search.asp,
Bus Stops are located every 2-3 blocks along the bus route. Most stops are marked with an official bus stop sign; some locations have a white band painted on a pole.
New Britain, Bristol, Wallingford and Meriden bus service operates on a “flag stop” basis. This means the bus will stop to pick up passengers at any safe location along the route when the customer waves or signals to the driver that they wish to ride. Because safety is a priority, buses cannot stop in intersections, on hills or curves where there is limited sight-distance for oncoming traffic.
All CTTRANSIT buses have bike racks! Buses can carry a maximum of two bikes, on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Only single seat, two-wheeled bikes will fit in the racks. No tricycles, electric, tandem, or motorized bikes are permitted.
Travel Conditions - The times listed in schedules are approximate, delays may occur subject to weather or traffic conditions. You may wish to consider adverse conditions when planning the time of your trip.
Contact Customer Service at CT Transit at (860) 525-9181 or (860) 727-8196 TTY/TDD
Customer Service Hours: Monday - Saturday 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Sundays and Holidays from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The following is reprinted from the CTfastrak website.
CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems are innovative, high capacity, cost effective public transit systems that improve regional mobility by using buses on a dedicated guideway. BRT systems transport passengers to their destinations swiftly while offering system flexibility to meet changing transit demands. BRT provides many benefits to a community, with positive impacts to businesses, professionals, residents, families and community groups, including:
An Enjoyable, Stress-Free Ride - Equipped with WiFi, riders can take advantage of their travel on BRT vehicles, using their time to do something more productive than driving, or to just relax. The CTfastrak system uses low-floor buses that are easy to board and comfortable to ride. CTfastrak stations have platforms at the same height as bus doorways, providing passengers with level boarding.
Efficient and Reliable Travel - Operating on a dedicated guideway, BRT systems are able to operate at speeds that are faster than conventional buses moving on regular roads with other traffic. BRT typically delivers shorter travel times than traditional buses, and often shorter than the equivalent automobile commute.
Convenience - With fast, frequent and direct service from local communities to popular destinations, CTfastrak offers a safe and worry-free ride to busy commuters and other travelers.
Flexibility - Many riders are able to travel to their destinations with a "one-seat" ride. Even travelers located many miles away from the CTfastrak corridor are able to use express transit routes that travel on the dedicated CTfastrak guideway to swiftly transport them to their destination.
Economic Development Opportunities - Accompanied by complementary land use and zoning policies consistent with transit-oriented development, CTfastrak is helping to positively transform the central Connecticut economy and local neighborhoods into more appealing destinations to live and work.
Environmentally-Friendly Service - The CTfastrak vehicles are clean diesel - electric hybrids. The transit service replaces the need for thousands of daily automobile trips on Connecticut roads and highways. As a result, the CTfastrak system helps achieve better air quality and other positive environmental goals.
Multi-Use Trail - A new 5 mile multi-use recreational trail runs along the southern half of the dedicated CTfastrak guideway, enabling residents to bike, run or walk to local destinations as well as use the trail for recreation.
Please visit their website for addtional information at www.ctfastrak.com