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.

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:

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: 1717 Thomaston Ave., Waterbury, CT 06704
  • Phone: 203-753-2538

Serving the cities of Meriden, Wallingford and Waterbury. The contractor is Northeast Transportation Company.

Routes

Fares

Transit fleet

Current roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Division Notes
A1-A14,
A21-A26
2010 NFI D35LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R A1-A14: New Britain

A21-A26: New Britain DATTCO

A31-A47 Connecticut Transit A47-a.jpg 2010 NFI XD35 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Waterbury Delivered in Jan. 2011.
A48-A64 2010 NFI 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]
101-126 Connecticut Transit 110-a.jpg 2001 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R 102-106, 108,113: New Haven
118: New Britain
  • 108 is a spare for the Union Station Shuttle; farebox was removed.
  • In the process of being retired.
127-136 2001 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B400R 127-132: Stamford

134: Storage

  • Suburban configuration with rear door.
  • Repowered from the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines.
  • Some units have been retired.
    • 133 was exported to Guatemala.
303-309 2003 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Hartford Express In the process of being retired.
310-371,
381-385,
391-392
2003-2004 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 310-311, 323, 330-336, 338, 339, 341-371: New Haven

312-322: Hartford


324-326: Milford Transit District for Coastal Link


381-385: Northeast Transportation Company
(Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford)


391-392: Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)

In the process of being retired.
393-395 2003 NFI D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
396-397 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G19E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B300R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
401-442,
451-492
Connecticut Transit 407-a.jpg 2004 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 401-442: Hartford

451-492: New Haven

501-548 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford
551-553 Southeast Area Transit 552-a.jpg 2006 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
554-556 2006 NFI D35LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
557-558 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B300R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
604 2007 MCI D4505 Caterpillar C13 Hartford Express
(Kelley Transit)
In the process of being retired.
711-753 2007 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford 711-713 are only used for the CTfastrak BRT service.
761-782 2007 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford Express Suburban configuration (single door).
793-798 2007 NFI D35LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)
801-802 2008 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Hartford
803 2008 NFI D35LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R New Britain and Bristol
1011-1022 2010 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM Allison B500 1011-1018: Hartford Express

1019-1022: I-Bus

  • ADA-compliant and Wi-Fi ready.[1]
  • Due to sufficient amount of motorcoaches in Hartford, they were renumbered A1011-A1018 in November 2017, and transferred to contractor divisions.
1023-1036 2010 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40
hybrid system
New Haven Delivered starting in Dec. 2010.
1041-1052, 1061-1073 2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R 1041-1052: New Haven

1061-1073: Stamford

1101-1110 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 2012 NFI 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 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system

1211-1212: Hartford


1213-1214: Stamford

2011 models.
1401-1425 2014 NFI 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 2014 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Used for the CTfastrak BRT service.
1441-1458 2014 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1462-1473 2014 Nova Bus LFX Artic HEV Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
1475-1479 2014 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Hartford Express
(DATTCO)
1481-1493 2014 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1481-1488: Stamford
1489-1493: New Haven
1501-1503 2015 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Used for the CTfastrak BRT service.
A1510,
1512-1513
2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R Hartford Express
(Collins Bus Service and DATTCO)

Bought to replace 2002 MCI D4500 A221-222.

1601-1626 2016-2017 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Hartford
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.[2]
  • 2016 models.
1676-1694 Connecticut Transit 1694-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]
  • Delivery of 40 motorcoaches in progress.
A1695-A1699 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R Waterbury
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
  • Replaces 381-385
1701-1799 Connecticut Transit 1745-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R 1701-1748: Hartford

1749-1799: New Haven

  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
1801-1866 2017-2018 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R 1806-1835: Hartford
1836-1866: New Haven
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
  • Delivery in progress.
  • 1801-1805 are equipped with luggage racks.
A1867-A1869 2017 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 Allison B400R A1867-A1869: Waterbury
  • Part of the contract order of 267 buses.
9511-9515 1995 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Stamford
  • 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.
  • In the process of being retired.

On order

Fleet number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(73 buses) TBD NFI XD35 Cummins L9 TBD Contract order of 267 buses and includes options for 218 additional buses over the next five years.[2]
TBD XDE35 Cummins TBD
TBD XDE40 Cummins TBD

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
A201-A210 1995 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR-731 Ex-HART. Bought in 2007-08.
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
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.
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-demo
8801-8825 1988 Saab-Scania CN112CLU 40' Scania DS11-25 253 hp ZF 4HP500
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 9318-9319 to DATTCO.
9339-9340 1993 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731
9401-9428 1994 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
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

  1. 1.0 1.1 MCI delivers to Mississippi, Connecticut, metro-magazine.com, retrieved 2010-07-18
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Connecticut department of transportation awards 5-year contract to MCI for up to 112 commuter coaches, Motor Coach Industries, retrieved on Jan 14, 2017.