CTrail Hartford Line Fare Hearings


The final determination of the fare hearings will be posted on this page (www.ct.gov/dot/hartfordlinecomments) at the conclusion of the review process.

To view CTrail Hartford Line proposed fares and related information, please see the "Resources" section, which is located under the listing of Fare Hearing dates below.

Para ver las tarifas propuestas de CTrail Hartford Line e información relacionada, consulte la sección "Resources", que se encuentra debajo de la lista de fechas de la Vista de tarifa a continuación.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has released the proposed fares for the upcoming CTrail Hartford Line rail service, and announced a 35-day comment period. The Department is providing a variety of ways for the public to submit comments on the proposed fares and on the Hartford Line’s Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis. While both CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak trains will comprise the 17 roundtrips along this corridor, the SAFE Analysis and proposed fares do not apply to the Amtrak service operating on this rail line.
Federal Transportation Administration guidelines mandate that proposed public transit fare changes (including fares for new service) be evaluated for equity and do not pose a disproportionate burden on low-income populations or a disparate impact on minority populations in the public transit service area.
The release of the proposed Hartford Line fares and the SAFE Analysis marks the beginning of the 35-day comment period, which will run from October 23 through November 27, 2017.
Public comments on the proposed fares must be received by November 27, 2017 and can be submitted in a variety of ways:
  • E-mail to DOT.HartfordLineComments@ct.gov
  • US Mail to Hartford Line Comments, Bureau of Public Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546.
  • Fare Hearings: Individuals can provide verbal or written comment at any of the Hartford Line Fare Hearings. The Fare Hearings will feature information about the upcoming CTrail Hartford Line service, its proposed fares, and the results of the SAFE Analysis. The Hartford Line Fare Hearings will occur the week of November 13th at the three locations listed below.
Hartford Line Fare Hearings
  New Haven, CT
 November 13, 2017 
 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New Haven Hall of Records,
Room G-2
200 Orange Street
New Haven, CT  06510
  Hartford, CT
 November 14, 2017
 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Capital Community College
Centinel Hill Hall
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT  06103
  Springfield, MA  
 November 15, 2017 
 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress Street
Springfield, MA  01104


About CTrail Hartford Line

When the Hartford Line service begins in 2018, CTrail and Amtrak will provide 17 roundtrip trains between New Haven and Hartford each weekday; 12 of these 17 roundtrips trains will continue to Springfield.  Travelers in New Haven, Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin and Hartford will board trains every 45 minutes during the morning and evening peak hours, and approximately every 60-90 minutes during off-peak periods. Weekday service will begin as early as 6 AM and run as late as 11 PM, providing a convenient alternative to driving for people traveling to work, school, or for leisure throughout the corridor.

Hartford Line trains will operate at speeds up to 110 mph, reducing travel time between Springfield and New Haven from an average of 89 minutes to 81 minutes, a savings of 8 minutes. The Hartford Line will also provide direct or connecting rail service to New York City, Boston and Vermont; and local connections to CTtransit and CTfastrak.


All Hartford Line Fare Hearing meeting facilities are ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Connecticut Department of Transportation at (203) 497-3374 at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). Language assistance is provided at no cost to the individual making the request and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.

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