The Passenger Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of volunteer riders who advise GBT and help make decisions about bus service so that it better serves the people in the greater Bridgeport area.
When GBT began the PAC more than 10 years ago, it did so with the hope that knowledgeable riders from all of our routes and across our region would join and stay engaged in a process to improve service for everyone. Since that time, the committee's work has surpassed all expectations.
Today the PAC includes the following riders (in alphabetical order):
John Garnett II
Many members have been on board for over ten years and have consistently contributed ideas that have improved the transit experience for all of our riders. "I like to hear other riders comments and suggestions," said member, John Silbert, and "I suggested routing and schedule changes for the new Transit Center which opened in 2007."
The creation of the ziptrip pass program and the development of the Rider's Guide were both heavily influenced by PAC members-and were well received by riders. The Intermodal Transportation Center, GBT bus shelters and the newly installed heated shelters at the station all evolved with thoughtful direction from PAC members. Since its formation, no changes to service have been made without first "hearing from the PAC."
"I feel that the more people we can get to use public transportation, the better a system we can develop and expand. Not everyone can, should, or wants to drive a car," says Elizabeth Perlmen Cole who joined the PAC almost 10 years ago after moving from New York City to Stratford. "Not only do I save money by taking the bus, I stay in shape by walking, and...it is a very important environmental issue to use as few vehicles as possible."
PAC member efforts have lead to expanded services, improvements in the quality of the service, growing ridership and a healthier community. Many thanks to the PAC! We couldn't have done it without you.
Good Friday Service
On Friday, April 14, Good Friday, GBT will be operating a Saturday schedule, with Routes 23 and 22x still operating.
Servicio el Viernes Santo
El viernes 14 de abril (Viernes Santo), GBT cumplirá el horario de los sábados, y las Rutas 23 y 22x seguirán operando.