CTDOT Proposed Bus and Rail Service and Fare Changes

In May 2021, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) conducted virtual public hearings on rail service and fare changes that were previously made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the proposed elimination of the Mail & Ride fare media. The hearings also covered proposed service changes to CTtransit bus service and minor fare changes on two CTtransit Express bus routes.

Service changes to trains on the New Haven Line, New Canaan Line, Danbury Line, Waterbury Line, Shore Line East, and Hartford Line were previously implemented on an emergency basis. No further reductions in rail service are expected. Proposed bus changes include service changes to CTtransit Express bus service to/from Hartford and CTtransit New Haven local service; and minor fare changes for Hartford Express routes 950 and 912.

At these hearings, CTDOT provided information and accepted public comments on the service and fare proposals and the Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis. The SAFE Analysis evaluates the proposed changes to determine if they will cause a disparate impact to minority persons or a disproportionate burden to people with low incomes, as defined by the FTA Title VI circular. The public comment period ended on May 28, 2021.

The Final Service and Fare Equity Analysis was approved by CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti on 7/13/21. Some adjustments to the proposed changes have been made as a result of public comment:

Hartford Proposed Changes (to be implemented on August 22nd with all of the other changes)
  1. Route 919: Add a stop at Cromwell Hills on the midday trip.
  2. Routes AHS & CBS: Narrow headway from 15 to 10 minutes.
  3. Route 30: Narrow Saturday headway from 60 to 40 minutes to mirror new Weekday schedule
New Haven Proposed Changes (these will be implemented on December 12, 2021)
  1. Route 228: Provide Saturday Service to Hamden Hills
  2. Route 228: Provide Sunday Service to Hamden Hills
  3. Route 255: Provide Sunday Service on Route 255
  4. USS: Provide Sunday Service on the Union Station Shuttle

 

Resources

Draft Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis

Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis Executive Summary / Resumen Ejecutivo del Análisis de Equidad de Tarifas y Servicios

Summary of Rail Service Changes

Summary of Proposed Express Bus Service Changes (revised 05/04/21) and Proposed Schedules

Summary of Proposed New Haven Bus Service Expansion Changes and Proposed Schedules

Summary of Proposed Bus Fare Changes

Summary of Rail Fare Changes and Proposed Fare Changes

CTtransit videos explaining proposed changes for Express Bus and New Haven Local Bus

View a copy of the public hearing notice / Notificación de Audiencias Públicas 

Service and Fare Equity Analysis Presentation (pdf) (revised 05/07/21)

Virtual Hearing Information and Video Presentation 

Hearing Recordings

DATE

TIME

To View Webinar Only

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 18 Hearing Recording

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 19 Hearing Recording 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

 

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 20 Hearing Recording

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

 

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 25 Hearing Recording

 

Please provide feedback on our SAFE Public Hearings by filling out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTDOTSAFE

For general questions please email dot.proposedtransitchanges@ct.gov or call (860) 597-8226.

 

Este es un aviso de audiencias públicas sobre cambios propuestos de tarifas y servicios para los sistemas de autobuses y trenes. Si necesita ayuda con el idioma, comuníquese con el Departamento de Transporte al (860) 594-2109.

这是关于公共汽车和铁路系统建议票价和服务变化的公开听证会的通知。如果您需要语言帮助,请致电 (860) 594-2109 联系运输局 (Department of Transportation)

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Niniejszym informujemy o publicznych przesłuchaniach dotyczących proponowanych zmian taryf i usług oferowanych w ramach systemów autobusowych i kolejowych. Jeśli potrzebujesz pomocy językowej, skontaktuj się z Departamentem Transportu pod numerem (860) 594-2109.

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Esta é uma notificação de audiência pública sobre tarifa proposta e mudanças de serviço para sistemas de ônibus e ferroviários. Se você precisar de ajuda com o idioma, entre em contato com o do Departamento de Transporte por meio de (860) 594-2109.