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GBT Access Newsletter - April 2017

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Using your Access Card to Ride the City Bus

We thought you should know that in addition to GBT Access, GBT offers extensive city bus service throughout the Bridgeport region. All GBT city buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps and securement locations for wheelchairs. GBT drivers are trained in the safe use of all accessibility equipment and understand the needs and capabilities of riders with disabilities. Additionally, your GBT Access identification card will get you half fare on the city bus! For riders who are able to use GBT city bus service, it offers an additional measure of independence (no need to call for a reservation!) and is much less expensive:

 

GBT Bus Service - $420.00 per year
GBT Access - $1,827.00 per year
You Save $1,407.00!

Independence

 

Free Travel Training

If you would like to try using the city bus but are not sure how to begin, we can help. Through The Kennedy Center, Inc. GBT Access offers free travel training. Travel training is a series of one-on-one sessions offered by a professionally trained staff person with the aim of providing a rider with a disability, the independence needed to safely and conveniently use GBT’s bus service.

 

If you think travel training would be helpful to you or someone you know, please call us at 203-366-7070, Ext. 131, 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday. We have successfully travel trained many riders in the Bridgeport area and many still travel on our buses.

 

Fare Options

The one-way fare on Access is $3.50 and must be paid in cash or pre-paid ticket at the time of boarding. Riders will need to pay the exact fare (sorry, drivers cannot make change). Riders will also need to present their GBT Access ID card. If you traveling with a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), as shown on your ID card, the PCA rides for free. Other riders like friends and family, can ride if space is available, for the same fare as the eligible rider.

 

To make it easy, books of 10 one-way trip tickets can be purchased for $35.00. To get yours or to buy them for someone you know, please send a check or money order payable to “GBTA” to:

 

GBT Access
Attention: Accounting Department
Pre-Paid Tickets
One Cross Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610

 

You may also purchase the pre-paid tickets in person at our address shown above, Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. Ticket books may also be purchased from your driver.

 

Service DogService Animals

You are welcome to travel with your service animal on any GBT bus. Remember to inform the Customer Service Representative when you are making your reservation that you will be traveling with a service animal.

 

All riders are asked to show consideration for these working animals and their owners, who have the right to travel on Access buses.

 

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Rider Alerts

Apr 13, 2017

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.



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