Public Transportation
CTDOT supports a variety of alternatives to driving alone, including express and local buses, three rail lines and other services to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility in Connecticut and throughout the region. Information about these services and options is available through CTDOT's CTrides program at or 1-877-CTRIDES (1-877-287-4337).
To encourage use of public transportation, CTDOT is offering a Free Trial Ride incentive on state-subsidized buses and existing vanpool routes with available seats.
Photographs of passengers boarding a Shore Line East train and Connecticut Transit Bus
Mission Statement
The mission of the Bureau of Public Transportation is for the development, maintenance, and operation of a safe and efficient system of motor carrier and rail facilities for the movement of people and goods, such as bus transit, rail operations, and ridesharing programs.
Office of Rail
New Haven Line (Metro-North), CTrail Hartford Line and CTrail Shore Line East rail service
Office of Transit and Ridesharing
CTfastrak, CTtransit and other local bus service throughout the state
CTtransit and privately operated express bus routes to Hartford
Bus services available for persons with disabilities who cannot use fixed route buses
Programs to assist organizations that serve older adults, people with disabilities and low-income individuals
Bus Capital Projects
Bus maintenance facility projects, bus procurements and alternative fuel vehicles
Employer and employee support for alternatives to driving alone - vanpools, carpools, statewide bus and rail information, telecommuting resources and the Commuter Tax Benefit
Regulations and permits/certificates for Taxicab, Livery, Motorbus and Household Goods Movers
If you see something, say something.
Other Public Transportation Projects/Documents
Section 5311 Program - Public Transportation for Nonurbanized Areas
Shore Line East Service Expansion Report
CTfastrak (New Britain-Hartford Busway)
Biennial Report

Related Links
Bus and Rail Studies
Operation Lifesaver
Park & Ride Lots (Commuter Lots)
Find out how much you can save by using public transportation

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