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

Serve the public by embracing change and offering transportation choices to strengthen communities, the economy and quality of life for Connecticut.

Office of Rail
New Haven Line (Metro-North), CTrail Hartford Line and CTrail Shore Line East rail service
Rail Entry Permits and Licenses
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 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
Information about Taxi, Livery, Motorbus, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and Household Goods Movers
Transit Asset Management

Transit Asset Management Unit

Transit Asset Management Plans

If you see something, say something.
Other Public Transportation Projects/Documents

Section 5311 Program - Public Transportation for Nonurbanized Areas

Ridership; CTfastrak (New Britain-Hartford Busway)

Related Links

Bus and Rail Studies

Operation Lifesaver

(Commuter Lots) Park & Ride Lots


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