Connecticut Transit

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Area served Connecticut
Port Chester, NY
White Plains, NY
Founded 1976
Website cttransit.com
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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.

History

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.

Divisions

CTtransit provides bus service via contract providers for seven different metropolitan areas in the state, mostly concentrated in Hartford and New Haven counties.

Hartford Division

  • 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
  • DATTCO:
    • Address: 583 South St., New Britain, CT 06051-3899
    • Phone: 860-229-4878

Providing local service in New Britain and Bristol and surrounding towns. The contractors are DATTCO and New Britain Transportation Company.

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.

Stamford Division

  • 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

Fares

Basic fares 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.


Rider Type/
Category
Local Fare Cost
(One Way)
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.
Senior/Disabled Citizen
(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.

Transit fleet

Current roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Division Notes
A1-A14,
A21-A26
Connecticut Transit A10-a.jpg 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 Connecticut Transit A47-a.jpg 2010 New Flyer XD35 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Waterbury
  • Delivered in Jan. 2011.
A48-A64 Connecticut Transit A58-a.jpg 2010 New Flyer XDE35 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Waterbury
  • Delivered in Jan. 2011.
A71-A91 2010 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM Allison B500 Hartford Express
(Collins Bus Service,
DATTCO, and Kelley Transit)
  • ADA-compliant and Wi-Fi ready.[1]
A1695-A1699 2017 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R Waterbury
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
  • Replaces 381-385.
A1867-A1869 Connecticut Transit 1869-a.jpg 2017 New Flyer XD35 Cummins L9 Allison B400R Waterbury
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
303, 304, 309 Connecticut Transit 303-a.jpg 2003 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R 304,309: Stamford I-BUS Express Active as of May 23, 2020.
453 Connecticut Transit 472-a.jpg 2004 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 453: New Haven 453 is the last active unit in this series as of 6/16/2020.
501-548 Connecticut Transit 545-a.jpg 2005 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R See series page for detailed disposition info
  • In the process of being retired.
  • Three units transferred to Windham Region Transit District between Summer to Fall 2018.
  • Twelve units operating in Hartford as of June 2020.
711-753 Connecticut Transit 749-a.jpg 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 Connecticut Transit 780-a.jpg 2007 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford Express
  • Suburban configuration (single door).
801-802 Connecticut Transit 802-a.jpg 2008 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford
803 Connecticut Transit 803-b.jpg 2008 New Flyer D35LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R New Haven
  • Re-assigned to New Haven in August 2019 as a spare bus for the Union Station Shuttle.
1011-1022 Connecticut Transit 1011-a.jpg 2010 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM Allison B500 1013: Collins Bus Service

1011-12, 1014-1015: Hartford Express


1017-18: Renumbered/Reassigned.


1016, 1019-1022: I-Bus

  • ADA-compliant and Wi-Fi ready.[1]
  • Due to a surplus amount of motorcoaches in Hartford, some Hartford units were renumbered in November 2017, and transferred to contractor divisions.
1023-1036 Connecticut Transit 1029-a.jpg 2010 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40
hybrid system
Hartford
  • Delivered starting in Dec. 2010.
1041-1052, 1061-1073 Connecticut Transit 1041-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R 1041-1052: New Haven

1061-1073: Stamford

1101-1110 Connecticut Transit 1107-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS Artic HEV Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Hartford
  • Delivery started Oct. 2011.
  • 1101 mistakingly delivered as 1081.
1201-1204 Connecticut Transit 1204-a.jpg 2012 New Flyer XDE35 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1201-1203: Hartford

1204: New Haven

  • 2011 models.
  • 1201-1203 are used on dash shuttle (rebranded from Star Shuttle).
  • 1204 is used on the Union Station Shuttle.
1211-1214 2011-2012 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system

Stamford

  • 2011 models.
1401-1425 2014 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Stamford
1426-1429 2014 Nova Bus LFS Artic HEV Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
New Haven
1430-1438 Connecticut Transit 1437-a.jpg 2014 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
CTfastrak (Hartford)
  • Operate exclusively on CTfastrak "feeder" routes.
1441-1458 Connecticut Transit 1457-a.jpg 2014 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
  • As of April 2019, 1441 features a Luminator INFOtransit display.
1462-1473 2014 Nova Bus LFX Artic HEV Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Operate exclusively on CTfastrak route 101.
1475-1479 Connecticut Transit 1475-a.jpg 2014 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Hartford Express
(DATTCO)
1481-1493 Connecticut Transit 1493-a.jpg 2014 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1481-1482: Stamford
1483-1489: Hartford
1490-1493: New Haven
1501-1503 Connecticut Transit 1437-a.jpg 2015 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
CTfastrak (Hartford)
  • Operate exclusively on CTfastrak "feeder" routes.
  • Displaced A25 and A26 (both were previously painted in CTfastrak livery).
A1510,
1512-1513
Connecticut Transit 1510-a.jpg 2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R Hartford Express
(Collins Bus Service and DATTCO)
  • Bought to replace 2002 MCI D4500 A221-222.
1601-1626 Connecticut Transit 1617-a.jpg 2016-2017 New Flyer XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Hartford
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.[2]
  • 2016 models.
  • As of April 2019, 1601 features a Luminator INFOtransit display.
1676-1694 Connecticut Transit 1677-a.jpg 2017 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Hartford Express
(HNS Management)
  • Part of a five-year contract for up to 112 MCI Commuter Coaches.[3]
1701-1799 Connecticut Transit 1745-a.jpg 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 Connecticut Transit 1822-a.jpg 2017-2018 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R 1801-1803: Rail Replacement
1806-1835: Hartford

1836-1866: New Haven

  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
  • 1801-1803 are equipped with luggage racks.
  • 1804 & 1805 renumbered to 8502 & 8503.
1870-1884 2018 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R New Haven
  • 2019 models.
1901-1950 Connecticut Transit 1905-a.jpg 2019 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R Hartford
  • To replace 500-series D40LFs.
  • 1901 delivered sometime between June and July 2019.
  • 1902 and 1903 on property as of 8/15/19.
  • 1949 delivered in late December.
2000-2001 2020 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12 Allison B500 Hartford
  • 2000 entered service on February 18th, 2020.
3221-3222 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 11.1L B500R Stamford (Contingency)
  • Repainted into CTtransit livery from Post Road Stages livery sometime in 2013.
  • Ex-A221-222
8200-8210 Connecticut Transit 8207-a.jpg 2019 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 B500 8200-8208: Peter Pan Rocky Hill

8209/1999: Hartford Express


8210/8601: New Britain DATTCO

  • 8209 and 8210 renumbered to 1999 and 8601 respectively.
  • 8200-08 not running as of June 2020.
8500-8501, 8600 Connecticut Transit 8501-a.jpg 2018 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R 85xx: New Britain Transportation
86xx: DATTCO New Britain
  • 2019 model buses.
  • 8500 entered service on 12/18/18.
  • 8501 entered service on 12/28/18.
  • 8600 entered service on 12/19/18.

On order

Fleet number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(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.[2]
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.[4]

Retired roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-262 Connecticut Transit 241-a.jpg 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
A101-A135,
B136-B149,
C150-C155
1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731 All retired by June 2011.
201, 203, 205, 208 1995 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR-731
  • Ex-HART. Bought in 2007-08.
  • 201 only unit known to run in service.
101-126 Connecticut Transit 110-a.jpg 2001 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • 118 was the last revenue service unit.
127-136 2001 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration with rear door.
  • Repowered from the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines.
    • 133 was exported to Guatemala.
201-240 2002 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B400R
  • 232 was sold and was last seen in Astoria, NY in August 2017.
H301-H302 2003 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISL GM-Allison Ep40
hybrid system
310-371, 381-385, 391-392 Greater Bridgeport Transit 327-a.jpg 2003-2004 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 365 was the last revenue service unit.
501-600 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(45102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
601-603 (1) Renumbered 801-803
601-603 (2) 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(45102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
604-614 (1) Renumbered 804-814
604-614 (2),
615-618
1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(45102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
  • Some buses were donated to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in the 1990s.
604 Connecticut Transit 604-a.jpg 2007 MCI D4505 Caterpillar C13 Hartford Express
(Kelley Transit)
701 2007 Van Hool A330FC UTC PureMotion 120 ISE ThunderVolt
hybrid system
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell
801-803 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
  • Ex 601-603 (1)
804-814 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(35102-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
  • Ex 604-614 (1)
911-915 1992 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
941-965 1994 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
1001-1004 2010 Van Hool A300L FC UTC PureMotion 120 ISE ThunderVolt
hybrid system
3001-3002 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3003-3127 1974 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-CDOT leased out units.
4001-4025 1978 Flxible 35096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8301-8333,
8351-8370
1983 GMDD T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
8701 1987 Saab-Scania CN112CLU 35' Scania DS11-25 253 hp ZF 4HP500 Ex-Saab-Scania demonstrator
8801-8825 Connecticut Transit 8818-a.jpg
Connecticut Transit 8824-a.jpg
1988 Saab-Scania CN112CLU 40' Scania DS11-25 253 hp ZF 4HP500 Retired in late 2001.
9001-9088,
9091-9096
1990 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • 9033-9034, 9045, 9050, 9053, 9069, 9076 and 9086 to Calgary Transit.
  • 9056 was spotted at M&J Auto Recycling on 1/24/2016.
  • 9091 and 9094 are in a fenced lot near the Rocky Hill/Cromwell town line as of 2017.
9101-9144 Connecticut Transit 9124-a.jpg 1990 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9145-9185 CTTransit 9167-a.jpg 1991 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9186-9188 6/1992 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9201-9225,
9230-9252
Southeast Area Transit 9204-a.jpg 1991 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9253-9257 1992 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9301-9338 1993 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9339-9340 1993 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731
9401-9428 1994 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
9511-9515 1995 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Exx-Arrow Lines 20372, #?, 20378, 20380 and 20382.
  • Ex-Peter Pan Bus Lines units; bought in 2009.
    • Bought secondhand to retire the remaining New Flyer D40 buses in the Hartford Express fleet and to expand the overall express fleet.
  • Used for Metro-North prior to retirement.
9900-9913 Connecticut Transit 9903-a.jpg 1999 Eldorado E-Z Rider Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B300R
9601-9623,
9626-9649
CTTransit 9616-a.jpg 1996 Nova Bus Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel Series 50

9648: Cummins ISC

Allison B400R
  • 9616 was spare unit for Union Station Shuttle and was the last unit to retire.
  • 9623 was the last unit in revenue service.
  • Few units were spotted in a junkyard in July 2015.

References