Transit Equity in Connecticut


Transit Equity Day is observed annually on February 4 to commemorate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks on her birthday. Rosa Parks became a key figure in the Civil Rights era when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama public transit bus and was arrested in 1955. Her actions sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregation on buses unconstitutional. The actions and legacy of Rosa Parks is intrinsically tied to the concept of transit equity for all. (Learn more about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Library of Congress).

quote from Rosa Parks

CTDOT is committed to providing equitable transportation for all. Connecticut is stronger when everyone has access to reliable transportation. Public transportation connects people to jobs, health care, schools, grocery stores, housing, and more, and CTDOT is always striving to eliminate barriers to transit. Please read more about our commitment here.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

CTDOT works closely with the Federal Transit Administration to meet its Title VI program requirements which help ensure our public transportation service is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, promote full participation in decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin, and ensure meaningful access by persons with limited English proficiency.

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The CTDOT Customer Experience Action Plan is being finalized. Feedback and input from public transportation users are at the center of the CX Action Plan and will be used to develop priority areas and actions to improve public transportation in the state. Stay up-to-date at

A partnership with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation allows the free training of guide dogs on CTrail trains along the Hartford Line and Shore Line East. This partnership helps enhance accessibility and mobility as more dogs are trained to guide rail service users safely. 

For those unfamiliar with public transportation, CTrides, a free service of the CTDOT, can help residents find convenient public transit options and assist with route planning and commuting options.

Free WiFi is provided on CTtransit buses statewide to help all passengers navigate the system and keep riders connected while they ride. For more information, visit CTtransit.