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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced another series of mask distribution events for bus and train riders on Monday, October 5, 2020, and reminds bus riders that the resumption of fare enforcement and front door boarding on CTtransit buses will become effective the same day.

The use of the fare boxes and front door boarding was temporarily suspended as a result of COVID-19 safety precautions. Safety barriers between the driver and the fare boxes have been installed on all CTtransit buses. Other bus systems will also begin fare enforcement on October 5th, with all systems expected to have fare enforcement in place by November 1st.

CTDOT is reminding passengers, “Forgot your mask? Just ask.” Free masks are available to transit passengers at staffed bus and rail ticket sales outlets and onboard trains if a commuter has forgotten their mask.

The use of face coverings on public transportation was ordered by Governor Lamont in Executive Order No. 7BB, effective April 20, 2020 and updated by Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz in Executive Order No. 7NNN, effective August 14, 2020. Since that time, compliance with the order on buses has been exceptional. The distribution of masks at this time is being done to remind passengers of the importance of wearing masks to protect yourself, bus and rail staff, and fellow passengers and to reduce any complacency in light of our achievements as a state.

On October 5th, masks will be distributed at the following locations:

CTrail Stations: (times as noted)


            New Haven Union Station – 7-9 am, 3-6 pm

            Stamford Station – 7-9 am, 3-5:30 pm

            Bridgeport Station – 7-9 am

            Hartford Union Station – 7:15-9:30 am, 3-5:30 pm

            Old Saybrook Station – 6:30-8:45 am

            West Haven Station – 7-9 am


CTtransit Service Areas: (7-9 am and 3-5 pm, plus as noted)


CTfastrak (New Britain/Newington/West Hartford/Hartford) – Downtown New Britain CTfastrak Station, 327 Main Street, New Britain; Onboard buses and at all other CTfastrak stations; CTtransit pulse point at Columbus and Bank Streets (10 am – 12 pm)


Hartford – CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located at State and Market Streets, adjacent to the Old State House


New Haven – CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located on the New Haven Green at Chapel Street


Stamford - CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located on the lower level of the Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center in the passageway from North State Street


Waterbury - Exchange Place (Downtown Center), Waterbury


Meriden – Meriden Train Station, 60 State Street, Meriden


Other Transit Providers: (7-9 am and 3-5 pm)


Collins – 1105 Strong Road, South Windsor


Estuary - Old Saybrook Train Station


Greater Bridgeport Transit - GBT Bus Station, 710 Water Street, Bridgeport


Greater New Haven Transit District - 1014 Sherman Avenue, Hamden


Housatonic Area Regional Transit - 3 Kennedy Avenue, Danbury


Middletown Area Transit- Middletown Bus Terminal, 340 Main Street, Middletown


Milford Transit District - Bus hub at the Post Mall, 1202 Boston Post Rd, Milford


Northwestern Connecticut Transit District (Candystriper) – Torrington Municipal Parking Lot, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington


Norwalk Transit District – Wheels HUB, 10 Belden Avenue, Norwalk


Southeast Transit District – 7-9 am at the New London Water Street Bus Stop (adjacent to

Amtrak/Shore Line East); 3-5 pm Norwich Transportation Center, 10 Falls Avenue, Norwich


Valley Transit District - Derby/Shelton Train Station, 1 Main Street, Derby


Windham Regional Transit District - Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, 23 Royce Circle, Storrs

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