Bus Service Expansion Projects (FY2024/FY2025)

In effort to improve access to employment, training, and education, CTDOT is moving forward with a package of service modifications that increase spans of service operations on bus transit systems across the state. These service enhancements will mean that transit-dependent and transit-choice riders can rely on bus service for employment seven days a week, and can get home from a second shift job or get to a third shift job. This is in line with the feedback CTDOT has received through our Customer Experience Action Plan outreach conducted through most of 2022. 

The following service adjustments are in the process of implementation:



  • Expansion of hours to provide evening service Monday - Saturday and provide Sunday service
  • Improves access to employment and education opportunities
  • Cities/Towns served: Meriden

New Britain/Bristol

  • Overhaul of the central Connecticut bus system based on a comprehensive analysis of the system
  • Improves access to Tunxis Community College, Berlin Railroad Station and employment and education opportunities
  • Cities/Towns served: New Britain, Bristol, Southington, Meriden, Berlin

New Haven

  • New Bus routes.
  • Increased access to Amazon facility, Honeywell Life Safety and the Orange Business District
  • Cities/Towns served: Wallingford, Northford and Orange


  • New crosstown route between Springdale and Cove areas
  • Eliminates need to travel to the Transportation Center and transfer
  • Cities/Towns served: Stamford


  • Expand to hourly service between Waterbury and Naugatuck
  • Increases access to Amazon warehouse on Naugatuck/Waterbury border
  • Cities/Towns served: Waterbury and Naugatuck


Additional bus service providers in Connecticut:

Greater Bridgeport Transit

  • Expansion to all day service on routes 19x, 22x and 23
  • Employment locations and the Derby Rail Station, allowing for connections to New York, New Haven, and Waterbury
  • Cities/Towns served: Stratford, Trumbull, Derby, Shelton, Bridgeport, Monroe

Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HARTransit)

  • Evening and weekend service on a route to serve the developing area of western Danbury

Norwalk Transit

  • Expansion of service in the evenings and Sunday
  • Improves access to employment and education
  • Cities/Towns served: Norwalk 

River Valley Transit 

  • Expand service to 11PM Monday - Saturday, Sunday bus service
  • Improves access to employment and Middlesex College
  • Cities/Towns served: Middletown, Cromwell, Meriden

Southeast Area Transit (SEAT)

  • New employment shuttle to Electric Boat, Sunday bus service, expansion of hours of service on routes 3, 11, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 982
  • Cities/Towns served: Waterford, East Lyme, Norwich, Groton, New London

Valley Transit District

  • Public Dial-a-Ride on Saturday and Sunday
  • Cities/Towns served: Derby, Shelton, Seymour, Ansonia

Windham Region Transit District

  • Replace single direction bus loop with bi-directional routes
  • Improves usability of the service
  • Cities/Towns served: Willimantic