DDS Transportation Resources

This page serves as a resource for individuals and families seeking transportation information. Please visit the below links or the Department of Transportation for information on Connecticut transit options. 

If you receive DDS Services, please contact your Case Manager about support for transportation options. If you do not have a Case Manager, please contact the DDS Help Line

Transportation Services are offered to enable you to get to your place of employment or community-based day supports. This may include agency provided transportation, pre -purchased bus tickets / paratransit bus passes, or private transportation. Payment per mile is made for a maximum of one round trip daily. Wheelchair accessible transportation is paid at a higher rate only if you require the use of a wheelchair accessible vehicle

Bus – CT has local bus systems in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden and Wallingford, and operates them under the CTtransit brand name.

Paratransit – CT contracts directly for federally-mandated complementary ADA paratransit services in the CTtransit service areas. 

Paratransit Options

Ridesharing – travel in a private vehicle driven by its owner, usually for a fee, as a part of an arrangement made using a website or app. 

CT Rides

Train System – Passenger rail service in Connecticut is supported by CTDOT and consists of three main lines and three branch lines: The New Haven Line that has three branch lines that extend to New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury, Shore Line East and The Hartford Line.

CT Rail
Explore Your Options
Accessibility Information
Reduced fares information
Tips for First Time Train Users 
Shoreline East reduced fares
Hartford Line reduced fares

Travel Training –  A statewide program run by The Kennedy Center that will teach you how to safely use public transportation. The program is funded by the CT Department of Transportation. There is no cost for the training program however, each participant is required to pay the bus or train fare while training is taking place.
Mobility Management Programs

Vanpooling - A vanpool consists of 4 to 15 people traveling together in a recent model van or SUV with low mileage leased from Enterprise. Members of a vanpool share all monthly expenses.

Vanpooling information

Other Transportation Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Centers in CT

Driver Training Program

Commuter Tax Benefits

Explore Your Transit Options

Getting On Board Regional Guides 

Medicaid Transportation Provider Directory

Modifying Your Vehicle

Non-Driver Photo ID

Transportation Reduced Rates

CT Rides Rewards