CTDOT Announces Significant Bus Service Expansion


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has launched new bus routes throughout Central Connecticut and Stamford. The new routes are in direct response to input from customers, employees, students, and stakeholders throughout Connecticut.

CTtransit will operate four new bus routes serving New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford. This also extends paratransit service under the Americans with Disabilities Act to new portions of Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Darien. Additionally, bus service in greater New Britain and around Bristol will operate more frequently at night.

This service expansion is part of a larger package of bus service expansions, totaling more than $18 million, that was proposed by Gov. Ned Lamont and supported by the legislature in the biennial budget. New routes will increase connectivity and improve frequency and service throughout Central Connecticut and improve service to Tunxis Community College and the Berlin Rail Station. The expansion introduces a new bus route connecting Plainville Center and Queen Street in Southington. These new routes target employment, education, and training opportunities in Bristol, Berlin, and Meriden and at industrial parks along the Berlin Turnpike.

Furthermore, CTtransit will operate a new crosstown route in Stamford between the Springdale and Cove communities. This new 349 route will improve service and travel time by eliminating the need for a transfer at the Stamford Transportation Center.

“This major bus service expansion is the latest effort to connect customers with critical jobs, housing, and services while expanding opportunities for Transit Oriented Development—allowing people to live and commute with ease,” said CTDOT Deputy Commissioner Karen Kitsis. “CTDOT is grateful for the support of Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly, which responded to customer needs by investing in the expansion of our transit system.”