Get Ready for Winter Weather

Get Ready for Winter Weather ● December 15, 2020

TOPICS: Winter Weather ● GBT Live ● Listen In ● Check Your Connections ● Safety Tips ● Weather Information

Winter Weather

Get Ready for Winter Weather

We are monitoring the approaching snowstorm that’s expected to arrive in our region on Wednesday afternoon.

Behind the scenes, we have been reviewing our severe weather procedures to be sure we can maintain bus service for as long as it is safe to do so. During the storm, we’ll be posting information to keep you up to date on any service changes.

Riders should expect delays and possible service disruptions. Please leave extra time for travel, and check back regularly for service updates. Stay warm, stay safe!


Plan ahead, stay safe, and keep in touch.


GBT Live.

Stay Connected During Winter Weather

Severe weather can cause delays. The times listed on the GBT schedules are approximate and are subject to delays from weather or other conditions. Please keep this in mind when planning your trip.

In the event of bad weather, we’ll be posting information on:

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER >>

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK >>

Please Note: in the event of major power outages, we will only be posting updates to Facebook and twitter. Please charge your cell phone and download appropriate apps ahead of time.


Listen In.

News 12 – Cable TV | Radio Cumbre – 1450 AM | WICC – 600 AM | CT POST


Check Your Connections.

Check Your Connections

Norwalk Transit

Milford Transit

CT Transit (Stamford, New Haven)

Valley Transit

Metro North (MTA) 


Safety Tips

A few safety tips during severe weather:

  • Check for updates on services before you leave
  • Leave yourself some additional time while traveling
  • Watch your step traveling to and from bus stops and while boarding the bus and always use sidewalks and cross walks

Weather Information.

Stay alert and monitor the weather.

REGIONAL WEATHER INFO >>

Coronavirus News #18 ● for GBT Riders & the Public ● December 15, 2020

Coronavirus News #18 ● for GBT Riders & the Public ● December 15, 2020

Coronavirus News for GBT Riders & the Public

Modified Bus Service

Effective Monday, December 21, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, GBT will be temporarily operating a modified service schedule beginning on Monday, December 21, 2020.

The modified service covers 100% of the regular service area. These changes reduce frequency on some routes where service demand is lower and increase frequency on other routes where service demand is higher.

Here’s an overview:

  • Routes 1, Coastal Link (CL), 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17 are running modified weekday and Saturday schedules. There are no changes to Sunday service.
  • Routes 19x, 22x and 23, are running one morning and one afternoon trip Monday through Friday.
  • Route 7 is temporarily suspended; riders should use the Coastal Link (CL)

Riders should note that the Bus Tracker will display the modified schedules, effective 12/21/20. However, the Trip Planner will be inaccurate starting on 12/21/20. We will make an announcement once the Trip Planner has been updated.

These changes will be in effect until further notice as GBT is continuing to monitor developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Get the Details >>


No Other Changes

There are no other changes at this time. Front door boarding and fare collection remain in effect.


For Essential Employers

We are working with area leaders  and businesses to ensure that essential workers can still get to jobs. If you are an Essential Employer that has workers impacted by these changes, please contact us here.


Stay Connected

Please check in regularly. You can always get the latest information in these places:

gogbt.com/prevention

Facebook

Twitter

Newsletter Signup

Expect Occasional Delays

November 27, 2020

Dear Riders,

While we are working to continue to provide full service we may be unable to provide our normal frequencies on some routes leading to occasional delays due to the pandemic and current bus driver staffing levels. If delays occur, we will report them at gogbt.com, Facebook, and twitter.

You can always see where all GBT buses are on the Bus Tracker – https://gogbt.com/bus-tracker/

We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work through this. Stay safe.

GBT & Covid News #17 ● Happy Thanksgiving

GBT & Coronavirus News #17 ● 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Public Transit and Social Justice ● Electric Buses ● Kid’s Covid Posters

🌟Thank 🌟❤❤ You🌟 by Stephanie Perez

🌟Thank 🌟❤❤ You🌟 by Stephanie Perez


Greetings,

Happy Thanksgiving to our riders and the people, businesses, and organizations in our community from everyone at GBT. During these unprecedented times, there have been many challenges day in and day out and the people in our community have been our greatest partners. On behalf of our entire team, please stay safe and have a wonderful holiday.

Thank You!

Doug Holcomb

CEO & General Manager, GBT

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Service

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020, buses will run on a Sunday service schedule.


Along The Lines

Social Equity Through Public Transportation

Did you know that public transportation plays a role in social equity? Listen in as CTDOT Bureau Chief of Public Transportation Rich Andreski chats with Doug Holcomb from Greater Bridgeport Transit and Tiffany Garcia from the Title VI Office at CTDOT about how Title VI and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 impacts transportation system planning. This episode covers the role transit plays in social justice and what Connecticut is doing to ensure equitable access to the transportation system.

Listen in as GBT CEO Doug Holcomb discusses public transit and social justice during Covid with CT State DOT Bureau Chief Rich Andreski.

Along The Lines is a podcast hosted by CTDOT Bureau Chief of Public Transportation Rich Andreski as he engages the community and fellow transportation advocates to discuss how public transportation impacts your daily life in Connecticut. Join in as Rich and special guests explore current issues impacting travel across the state, and the future of Connecticut’s transportation system.


Electric Buses on the Road

You may have noticed new GBT buses on the road in the Greater Bridgeport area this Fall. These are Connecticut’s first zero-emission electric buses that we are testing. Zero-emission transportation promises a healthier future for our communities and our world. GBT is excited to deploy its first two battery electric buses to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and save money.

The transportation sector is responsible for nearly 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States; a significant portion of that is tied to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including transit buses. By deploying buses with zero emissions at the tailpipe, we are doing our part to mitigate the impacts of climate change while reducing local air pollution. Beyond that, the transition to battery electric buses is expected to save money in fuel and maintenance costs compared to a traditional diesel-powered bus.

This is a new beginning at GBT, and we look forward to leading the charge to a cleaner, healthier way to keep our communities moving.

MORE INFO >>


CTDOT Kid’s Covid Poster Contest

The State DOT ran a poster contest this year. Check out some of the great entries!


Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether


Service Announcements

Visit gogbt.com, Facebook, and twitter daily to check for service announcements.


Stay Connected

Please check in regularly. You can always get the latest information in these places:

gogbt.com/prevention

Facebook

Twitter

Newsletter Signup

Construction Phase 3 at Bus Station Starting 10/14/20

Construction at GBT Bus Station Starting 10/14/20

GBT Bus Station Hub

Phase 3 Construction at Bus Station Starting on Wednesday 10/14/20

Bus Bays C-2 through C-6 Will Be Closed

Starting Wednesday, 10/14/20, bus bays C-2 through C-6 will be closed for pavement repairs. It is anticipated that these closures will last four weeks.

Buses will drop-off, dwell and pick-up at NEW locations, at the bus station:

  • Route 1 “To University of Bridgeport”― Bus Bay B-6 (regular location)
  • Route 1 “To The Dock” – Bus Bay A-1 (regular location)
  • Coastal Link “To CT Post Mall” – Bus Bay A-2 (regular location)
  • Coastal Link “To Norwalk” – Bus Bay B-3 (regular location)
  • Route 3 “To Trumbull Mall” – Bus Bay B-1
  • Route 4 “To Trumbull Mall” ― Water St parking spaces adjacent to bus station building
  • Route 5 “To PT Barnum Apartments” – Bus Bay B-2 (regular location)
  • Route 6 “To Trumbull Mall” ― Water St parking spaces adjacent to bus station building
  • Route 7 “To Carolton Hospital” – Bus Bay B-3 (regular location)
  • Route 8 “To Trumbull Mall” – Bus Bay C-1
  • Route 9 “To Hawley Lane Mall” ― Water St parking spaces adjacent to bus station building
  • Route 9 “To Seaside Park” ― Bus Bay B-5 (regular location)
  • Route 10 “To Stratford” ― Bus Bay A-3 (regular location)
  • Route 10 “To Fairfield” – Bus Bay B-4 (regular location)
  • Route 13 “To Pearl Harbor St at Success Ave” – Bus Bay A-5 (regular location)
  • Route 15 “To Derby” – Bus Bay A-5 (regular location)
  • Route 17 “To Pearl Harbor St at Success Ave” ― Water St parking spaces adjacent to bus station building
  • Route 19x “To Trumbull” – Will pickup and drop-off in bus bay B-1, after Route 3 clears the bus bay
  • Route 22x “To Shelton” – Bus Bay A-4 (regular location)
  • Route 23 “To Derby” – Bus Bay A-4 (regular location)
  • GBT Access – Bus Bay B-1

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether


Stay Safe and Help Keep Others Safe.


Stay Connected

Please check in regularly. You can always get the latest information in these places:

Coronavirus News #16 ● for GBT Riders & the Public

Coronavirus News #16 ● for GBT Riders & the Public

Coronavirus News for GBT Riders & the Public

Front Door Boarding and Fare Collection Begins on October 5th

GBT has continued operating throughout the pandemic with many modifications to our services. Some of the changes that were made in March included asking riders to board through the rear doors and suspending the collection of fares. Along with other transit agencies in the State, GBT will begin collecting fares and resuming front door boarding on October 5th. Please continue to exit through the rear door.

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether


Stay Away from The Driver and Avoid Unnecessary Conversation

When we begin boarding through the front door, riders will notice a new shield in the driver area. Please keep your distance from the driver and avoid any unnecessary conversation with the driver.


Water Street Station Reopens on October 5th

Train Connection at GBT Water Street Bus Station

On October 5th, GBT will be reopening the Water Street Station for pass sales and Dunkin Donuts.

For everyone’s safety, there are a few new rules:

  • The hours for the building will be 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, to allow for additional cleaning and disinfecting in the evenings
  • Pass sales will be from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 6:00 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • No more than 15 people at one time will be allowed in the building
  • Seating will not be available in the building and visitors may not dwell in the lobby
  • Use of public restrooms will be limited to one person at a time ― we’re sorry for the inconvenience
  • There will be no access to the second floor
  • Masks are required at all times while in the building

Stay Outside if You Can

Please do not stay inside the Water Street Station. Generally speaking, with a disease like Covid-19, the more people breathing, coughing, and talking into the same air in a confined space, the greater the risk there is of being infected by the virus. Stay out in the fresh air when you can.


Masks are Required on Buses

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether

The single most important thing we can all do together to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to wear masks. All riders are required to wear a mask while on the bus, at bus stops, and at the Water Street Station – both inside and outside. This requirement is part of an Executive Order by Connecticut Governor Lamont, which remains in effect.


Mask Give-Away at the Bus Station

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether

Monday, October 5, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 am
4:00-6:00 pm

*While supplies last.


Stay safe and help keep others safe.


Staying Safe During the Pandemic

In addition to your mask, please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Do not travel if you are sick or suspect you may be sick
  • Do not travel if you do not have to
  • Do not use public transportation if you have recently returned from a travel restricted State
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently

CHECK TRAVEL RESTRICTED STATES >>

FIND OUT MORE AT THE CDC >>


Service Announcements

Visit gogbt.com, Facebook, and twitter daily to check for service announcements.


Stay Connected

Please check in regularly. You can always get the latest information in these places:

gogbt.com/prevention

Facebook

Twitter

Newsletter Signup

Coronavirus News #15 ● for GBT Riders & the Public

Coronavirus News #15 ● for GBT Riders & the Public

Coronavirus News for GBT Riders & the Public

Return to Regular Schedules on September 20, 2020

GBT plans to return to full regular service on Sunday, September 20. Rider’s guides with the regular schedules are available on-board, at the Water Street Station and online at gogbt.com.

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether


Trip Planner Back Online on September 20th

The trip planner has been offline while Covid-19 modified schedules have been in effect. The trip planner is expected to be online on or about September 20th.


Front Door Boarding and Fare Collection Begins on October 5th

GBT has continued operating throughout the pandemic with many modifications to our services. Some of the changes that were made in March included asking riders to board through the rear doors and suspending the collection of fares. Along with other transit agencies in the State, GBT will begin collecting fares and resuming front door boarding on October 5th. Please continue to exit through the rear door.


Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether


Stay Away from The Driver and Avoid Unnecessary Conversation

When we begin boarding through the front door, riders will notice a new shield in the driver area. Please keep your distance from the driver and avoid any unnecessary conversation with the driver.


Plan Now to Save Money

The 31 Day Ziptrip Card

The least expensive way to make the most of the bus system is to purchase the 31-day, unlimited ride Ziptrip pass. This pass provides unrestricted rides – any bus, in any direction, as often as you like, for a 31-day period. It is priced at $70.00. That’s unlimited rides for about $2.25 a day. When compared to paying the $4.00 daily for an all-day pass, your yearly savings would be around $640.00.

GBT passes can be purchased at the Water Street Station (710 Water Street, Bridgeport) or at Stop and Shop Stores throughout the service area. Between now and October 5th, please plan ahead and consider the savings and flexibility that comes with the Ziptrip 31-day pass.

ZIPTRIP INFO >>


Water Street Station Reopens on October 5th

Train Connection at GBT Water Street Bus Station

On October 5th, GBT will be reopening the Water Street Station for pass sales and Dunkin Donuts. There are a few new rules:

  • The hours for the building will be 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, to allow for additional cleaning and disinfecting in the evenings
  • There will be no public restrooms available – we’re sorry for the inconvenience
  • There will be no access to the second floor
  • Masks are required at all times while in the building
  • Social distancing (greater than six feet apart) is required at all time inside of the building

Stay Outside if You Can

Please do not stay inside the Water Street Station. Generally speaking, with a disease like Covid-19, the more people breathing, coughing, and talking into the same air in a confined space, the greater the risk there is of being infected by the virus. Stay out in the fresh air when you can.


Masks are Required on Buses

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether

The single most important thing we can all do together to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to wear masks. All riders are required to wear a mask while on the bus, at bus stops, and at the Water Street Station – both inside and outside. This requirement is part of an Executive Order by Connecticut Governor Lamont, which remains in effect.


Mask Give-Away at the Bus Station

Wear A Mask. Protect Yourself. Protect Others. #InThisTogether

Mask Give-away at the Bus Station

Tuesday September 15, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 am
4:00-6:00 pm

*While supplies last.


Stay safe and help keep others safe.


Staying Safe During the Pandemic

In addition to your mask, please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Do not travel if you are sick or suspect you may be sick
  • Do not travel if you do not have to
  • Do not use public transportation if you have recently returned from a travel restricted State
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently

CHECK TRAVEL RESTRICTED STATES >>

FIND OUT MORE AT THE CDC >>


Service Announcements

Visit gogbt.com, Facebook, and twitter daily to check for service announcements.


Stay Connected

Please check in regularly. You can always get the latest information in these places:

gogbt.com/prevention

Facebook

Twitter

Newsletter Signup