CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2008||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Bus Ridership Soars As Commuters Looks for Ways to Save
As the price of gasoline continues to stay around $4 a gallon, commuters in
Similar trends are being reported by the other bus transit systems throughout
According to Michael Sanders, Transit and Ridesharing Administrator, at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the increase was even more pronounced on commuter express routes, which connect suburban park-and-ride lots with downtown Hartford. Compared with July, 2007, the number of commuter express passengers increased nearly 23 percent, from about 71,000 in 2007 to 87,000 this July.
"Free parking and an economical bus trip into downtown clearly appeals to a growing number of
ConnDOT Commuter Services also offers an incentive to start using transit – the Free Trial Ride Offer. For commuters who do not currently use transit, they can take advantage of a free one week trial ride on the bus or an Easy Street vanpool (for vanpools, the offer is limited to existing routes with available seats). For more information on public transportation service in your area, please contact a regional ConnDOT Commuter Services representative.
In other parts of the state: 1-800-972-EASY (1-800-972-3279)
CTTRANSIT is the state-owned bus transit system serving the greater