Port Chester, NY
White Plains, NY
Connecticut Transit, or CTtransit, is the transit system serving much of the state of Connecticut. It is a division of the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
CTtransit began operations in 1976 under management by David Lee. Lee retired at the end of 2017, with Cole Pouliot taking over as the new general manager.
CTtransit provides bus service via contract providers for seven different metropolitan areas in the state, mostly concentrated in Hartford and New Haven counties.
- Address: 100 Leibert Rd., Hartford, CT 06120
- Phone: 860-525-9181
Providing local and express bus service within Hartford County. The contractor is First Transit.
New Britain and Bristol Divisions
- New Britain Transportation Company:
- Address: 257 Woodlawn Rd., Berlin, CT 06037-1537
- Phone: 860-828-0512
- Address: 583 South St., New Britain, CT 06051-3899
- Phone: 860-229-4878
New Haven Division
- Address: 2061 State St., Hamden, CT 06517
- Phone: 203-624-0151
Serving the city of New Haven and nearby suburbs. The contractor is First Transit.
- Address: 26 Elm Ct., Stamford, CT 06902
- Phone: 203-327-7433
Serving the Stamford area. The contractor is First Transit.
Wallingford, Waterbury and Meriden Divisions
- Address: 761 Frost Bridge Rd, Watertown, CT 06795
- Phone: 203-753-2538
Serving the cities of Meriden, Wallingford and Waterbury. The contractor is Northeast Transportation Company.
- Routes & Schedules
- Routes 918 and 950 are operated by Peter Pan of Rocky Hill.
- Routes 501-507, 512, 541-543 are operated by New Britain Transportation.
- Routes 41, 509, 510, 919, 921, 923-925, 928 are operated by DATTCO of New Britain.
- Routes 291-292, 401-499, & 561-566 are operated by Northeast Transportation, in addition to the Candystriper (Northwestern Connecticut Transit District of Torrington, CT) service.
Basic fares and passes are offered at the Customer Service outlets and on the web, but bus fareboxes and the CTfastrak ticket vending machines offer a wider variety of options. When getting a special kind of ticket (i.e. senior day pass), passengers are expected to explicitly make this request to the operator.
Express fares are categorized by 5 different zones (Zones A-E or 1-5). When express fares are paired with valid local transfers, the express fare is discounted slightly, so the rider only has to pay the difference between local and specified zone fare (i.e. Zone C fare is $4.10, so rider would pay $2.45 with local transfer).
CTtransit introduced a smart card for easier traveling called "GoCT" (in conjunction with Scheidt & Bachmann fare consoles) in late 2018. The card has a base cost of $2 (for activation), and any amount between $10-500 can be loaded onto the card for travel. As of 2020, the card can only be used on CTtransit buses (all other systems use GFI fareboxes, or simple mechanical devices devoid of any electronics which are incompatible). GoCT cards can be ordered online and mailed to an address of your choice, purchased at licensed vendors (CVS, Walgreens, 7/11), or at customer service booths in Hartford, New Haven, or Stamford.
|Local Fare Cost
|All-Day Fare Cost||Express Zone||Cost||Express Notes|
|Adult (18+)||$1.75||$3.50||Zone A/1||$3.20||Applicable for travel within the same zone.|
(65+ with valid ID)
|$0.85||$1.70||Zone B/2||$3.20||Applicable for travel between two zones (i.e. 1 & 2, 4 & 5).|
Examples of Zone 3 routes include: Route 902, 903, 904.
|Youth (5-18)||$1.40||$2.80||Zone C/3||$4.10||Applicable for travel between three zones (i.e. 1 & 3, 2 & 5).|
Examples of Zone 3 routes include: Route 905, 914M.
|College Student||Free (With U-Pass)||Free (With U-Pass)||Zone D/4||$5.00||Applicable for travel between four zones (i.e. 1 & 4).|
Examples of Zone 4 routes include: Route 913, 914, 927.
|Zone E/5||$6.00||Applicable for travel between fives zones (i.e. 1 & 2, 4 & 5).|
Examples of Zone 5 routes include: Route 950, 971.
|2010||New Flyer||D35LFR||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||A1-A14: New Britain Transportation
A21-A26:DATTCO New Britain
|A4 decommissioned in January 2019, but seen in running condition by March 2020. It was returned to service in June 2020.|
|A31-A47||2010||New Flyer||XD35||Cummins ISL9||Allison B400R||Waterbury||Delivered in Jan. 2011.|
|A48-A64||2010||New Flyer||XDE35||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|Waterbury||Delivered in Jan. 2011.|
|A71-A91||2010||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISM||Allison B500||Hartford Express
(Collins Bus Service,
DATTCO New Britain)
|ADA-compliant and Wi-Fi ready.|
|A1695-A1699||2017||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||Waterbury||
|A1867-A1869||2017||New Flyer||XD35||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||Waterbury||Part of the contract order of 267 buses.|
|303, 304, 309||2003||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||304,309: Stamford I-BUS Express||Active as of May 23, 2020.|
537, 540, 546, 547
|2005||New Flyer||D40LF||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||See series page for detailed disposition info||
|711-753||2007||New Flyer||D40LF||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||See series page for detailed disposition info||711-713 are only used for the CTfastrak BRT service.|
|761-782||2007||New Flyer||D40LF||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||Hartford Express||Suburban configuration (single door).|
|801-802||2008||New Flyer||D40LF||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||Hartford|
|803||2008||New Flyer||D35LF||Cummins ISL||Allison B400R||New Haven||Reassigned to New Haven in August 2019 as a spare bus for the Union Station Shuttle.|
|1011-1022||2010||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISM||Allison B500||1013: Collins Bus Service
1011-12, 1014-1015: Hartford Express
1016, 1019-1022: I-Bus
|1023-1036||2010||New Flyer||XDE40||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison EP40
|Hartford||Delivered starting in Dec. 2010.|
|1041-1052, 1061-1073||2010||Nova Bus||LFS Artic||Cummins ISL9||Allison B500R||1041-1052: New Haven
|1101-1110||2011||Nova Bus||LFS Artic HEV||Cummins ISL9||Allison H 50 EP
|1201-1204||2012||New Flyer||XDE35||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
1204: New Haven
|1211-1214||2011-2012||New Flyer||XDE40||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|1401-1425||2014||New Flyer||XDE40||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|1426-1429||2014||Nova Bus||LFS Artic HEV||Cummins ISL9||Allison H 50 EP
|1430-1438||2014||Gillig||BRT HEV 29'
|Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|CTfastrak (Hartford)||Operate exclusively on CTfastrak "feeder" routes.|
|1441-1458||2014||New Flyer||XDE40||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|As of April 2019, 1441 features a Luminator INFOtransit display.|
|1462-1473||2014||Nova Bus||LFX Artic HEV||Cummins ISL9||Allison H 50 EP
|Operate exclusively on CTfastrak route 101.|
|1475-1479||2014||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISX12||Allison B500||Hartford Express
(DATTCO New Britain)
|1481-1493||2014||New Flyer||XDE40||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
1490-1493: New Haven
|1501-1503||2015||Gillig||BRT HEV 29'
|Cummins ISB6.7||Allison H 40 EP
|2015||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISX12||Allison B500R||Hartford Express
(Collins Bus Service and DATTCO New Britain)
|Bought to replace 2002 MCI D4500 A221-222.|
|1601-1626||2016-2017||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins ISL9||Allison B400R||Hartford||
|1676-1694||2017||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISX12||Allison B500||Hartford Express||Part of a five-year contract for up to 112 MCI Commuter Coaches.|
|1701-1799||2017||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||1701-1748: Hartford
1749-1799: New Haven
|Part of the contract order of 267 buses.|
|1801-1866||2017-2018||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||1801-1803: Rail Replacement
1836-1866: New Haven
|1870-1884||2018||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||New Haven||2019 models.|
|1901-1950||2019||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||Hartford||
|2000-2001||2020||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins X12||Allison B500||Hartford||2000 entered service on February 18th, 2020.|
|2031-2033||2021||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||Hartford||
|2050-2073||2020||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||Hartford||
|8200-8210||2019||MCI||D4500CT||Cummins ISX12||B500||8200-8208: Peter Pan Rocky Hill
8209/1999: Hartford Express
8210/8601: DATTCO New Britain
|8500-8501, 8600||2018||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||85xx: New Britain Transportation
86xx: DATTCO New Britain
|8502-8503||2017||New Flyer||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||New Britain Transportation|
|(61 buses)||TBD||NFI||XD35||Cummins L9||TBD||Contract order of 267 buses and includes options for 218 additional buses starting in 2016 and expiring in 2021.|
|TBD||XDE35||Cummins B6.7||H 40 EP|
|TBD||XDE40||Cummins B6.7||H 40 EP|
|(50 buses)||2020||XD40||Cummins L9||Allison B400R||To replace remaining 500-series and some 700 series D40LFs.|
- MCI delivers to Mississippi, Connecticut, metro-magazine.com, retrieved 2010-07-18
- Connecticut Department of Transportation Awards New Flyer a Contract for up to 485 Xcelsior Transit Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated June 6, 2016, retrieved on July 20, 2016.
- Connecticut department of transportation awards 5-year contract to MCI for up to 112 commuter coaches, Motor Coach Industries, retrieved on Jan 14, 2017.
- Connecticut Department of Transportation/CT Transit - All-Time Fleet Roster, The Bus Rosters Page.