FREE Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

FREE Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
at the GBT Bus Station on 10/21/21

CT Department of Public Health mobile vaccine SUV

Greater Bridgeport Transit is partnering with The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and Griffin Health to provide an opportunity for people to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

On Thursday October 21, 2021, there will be a free vaccination clinic at the GBT bus station located at 710 Water Street, Bridgeport, CT from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.

People who received their first vaccine at our last clinic are welcome to this clinic to get their second COVID-19 dose. People who have not yet had a vaccine are also welcome!


No-Cost, Walk-Up Vaccinations Available

Just look for the yellow SUV in front of the bus station

Administered by Griffin Health, your choice of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) and J&J will be available at this clinic. No appointment is needed. It is not necessary to have health insurance or a state-issued ID. All residents are welcome and no one will be turned away.

Thursday October 21, 2021
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
710 Water Street (GBT Bus Station)

Please note, people 12 – 18 years old will need a parent or guardian signature to get the vaccine. You can get a copy of the form here.

For more information on the vaccinations and Covid-19, please visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

FREE Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

FREE Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
at the GBT Bus Station on 9/23/21

CT Department of Public Health mobile vaccine SUV

Greater Bridgeport Transit is partnering with The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and Griffin Health to provide an opportunity for people to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

On Thursday September 23, 2021, there will be a free vaccination clinic at the GBT bus station located at 710 Water Street, Bridgeport, CT from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.


No-Cost, Walk-Up Vaccinations Available

Just look for the yellow SUV in front of the bus station

Administered by Griffin Health, your choice of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) and J&J will be available at this clinic. No appointment is needed. It is not necessary to have health insurance or a state-issued ID. All residents are welcome and no one will be turned away.

Thursday September 23, 2021
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
710 Water Street (GBT Bus Station)

Please note, people 12 – 18 years old will need a parent or guardian signature to get the vaccine. You can get a copy of the form here.

For more information on the vaccinations and Covid-19, please visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

One More Weekend

TOPICS: One More Ride Free Weekend • Mask Up! • Health & Safety Commitment • Stay Connected!

Ride Free with GBT - Summer Weekends 2021

 

One More Ride Free Weekend

Along with transit agencies across the State, GBT has been providing bus service for free on the weekends since Memorial Day. During this period, we provided more than 150,000 free rides!

We hope you had the opportunity to try the bus service and reach some of the great destinations in our region.

The free weekend program will be coming to an end. The last day of the program will be Monday, September 6, 2021. You still have time to take advantage of the free service to get out and about on September 4th, 5th, and 6th.

―Thanks for going GBT!


Mask Up!

Masks are Still Required on Public Transportation

To help stop the spread of the COVID-19 in public transit systems across the country, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring that masks be worn by all users and employees of public transportation, at that same time, the Transportation Security Administration (TSD) issued a safety directive, implementing the Executive Order.

Mask Required.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Surgeon General, and the National Institutes of Health have concluded that mask-wearing, physical distancing, appropriate ventilation, and timely testing can mitigate the risk of travelers spreading COVID-19. Accordingly, to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely, it is the policy of my Administration to implement these public health measures consistent with CDC guidelines on public modes of transportation and at ports of entry to the United States.”

Masks will continue to be required on all GBT services and in all GBT facilities until at least January 18, 2022.

On August 20, 2021, the TSA extended the requirement for mask use on public transportation to at least until January 18, 2022.

Thank you for your continued compliance with this Executive Order, as a result, we are all working to stop the spread of the virus. If you are in need of a few masks, please visit the information booth at the Water Street Station.


Health & Safety Commitment

GBT has joined public transit agencies across North America in the American Public Transportation Association’s Health and Safety Commitments Program. This means we are committed to:

  • Creating Science Based Policies and Procedures for Cleaning and Disinfecting Buses and Stations
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting our Buses and Stations Better and More Frequently
  • Sharing Information About Our Efforts with Our Customers and Communities
  • Keeping our Employees Healthy

We Are Counting on You!

We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we hope that you will continue to do yours. Please remember:

  • Follow health and safety rules: wear a mask while using public transportation, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Give the driver room and please avoid unnecessary conversations with the driver
  • Respect fellow riders’ space – practice social distancing to the extent possible on-board, at bus stations, hubs, and bus stops
  • Stay home when you are sick

Stay Connected

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

Go Green, Go Public, Go GBT!

 

Sunday Bus Service is Cancelled ● Tropical Storm Watch

Sunday Bus Service is Cancelled ● Tropical Storm Watch

Tropical Storm

Sunday Bus Service is Cancelled.

There will be no bus service on Sunday, August 22,2021 due to the approaching tropical storm. Riders should make their essential trips today.

Depending on road conditions, it is possible that service may be delayed on Monday, August 23, 2021. Riders can get the most up-to-date information and learn about the restoration of bus service at gogbt.com, Facebook, and twitter.

We have provided information, below, about the storm and how to find out the most current information about bus service in the Greater Bridgeport region.

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect as of 8/21/21.

―National Weather Service

 

Weather Information.

Stay alert and monitor the weather.

REGIONAL WEATHER INFO >>

NATIONAL HURRICANE INFO >>


Tropical Storm Warning Issued

According to the National Weather Service, “Tropical Storm Henri… will likely track north northeast across Long Island as a category 1 hurricane Sunday. The main threats from Henri are potentially life-threatening storm surge, heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, tropical storm or hurricane force winds along the south shore and Long Island and across southern Connecticut.”

Hurricane Henri Map 8/21/21 1016am

 


Stay in Touch.

Whether you are a city bus rider, GBT Access rider, or a business whose employees depend on GBT, this newsletter provides you with a variety of ways to stay in touch and includes tips for planning your trips during weather events.

Plan ahead, stay safe, and keep in touch.


Safety Tips.

A few safety tips during severe weather:

  • Check for updates on services before you leave
  • Keep plenty of additional time in your schedule while traveling
  • Watch your step traveling to and from bus stops and while boarding the bus
  • Always use sidewalks and cross walks

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.


GBT Live.

GBT Live

In the event of extreme weather, information will be posted at:

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.

Train Connection at GBT Water Street Bus Station

Norwalk Transit

Milford Transit

CT Transit (Stamford, New Haven)

Valley Transit

Metro North (MTA)

Bus Bays B & C Will Close on August 16

Bus Bays B & C Will Close on August 16

Due to construction that will last approximately two weeks.

Beginning on August 16th, most buses will be arriving and departing at various locations on Water Street. There will be staff on site to help you find your bus. See the map, below, to find your bus. You can also download and print out a PDF of the map.

DOWNLOAD THE MAP>>

Construction at Bus Station August 2021

Ride Free Summer Weekends 2021 🌞 Where to Ride This Weekend

Ride Free with GBT - Summer Weekends 2021

Whether you have been riding with us throughout the pandemic, are just coming back, or are taking the bus for the first time, WELCOME ABOARD!

Along with other public transit agencies across Connecticut, GBT will be offering weekend fare-free bus service this summer.

Now, through Labor Day, Monday September 6, 2021, riders can take any GBT bus in any direction as often as they’d like for free.

In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, this free bus service will also include:

  • Labor Day • Monday, September 6, 2021

Regular Fares will be required on weekdays.


Please be careful on your walk to and from bus stops.

Where to Ride

This Weekend

Listed alphabetically


CoLLab Exchange

Saturday, July 10 • 4 – 8pm
1123 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Take Route 8 Bus Stops:

  • Main St at Golden Hill
  • Main St at Fairfield Ave

Or, Take Route 10 Bus Stops:

  • Golden Hill St at Main St

Event Info: https://fb.me/e/10Ry87dWx


Fairfield Concert Series

Saturday, July 10 • The Cameos
Sunday, July 11 • The Steve D’Augostino
6:30 – 8 pm
Sherman Green Gazebo • 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Take Route CL Bus Stops:

  • Post Rd at Miller Street
  • Post Rd at Reef Rd
  • Fairfield RR Station

or, Take Route 7 Stop: Post Rd at Miller Street

Event Info:

https://www.fairfieldct.org/Sherman-Green-Concert-Series-2021


Second Saturdays in Black Rock

Saturday, July 10 • 12 – 4 pm
Various Locations along Fairfield Ave, between Brewster St and Courtland Ave

Take Route CL or Route 5Bus Stop: Corner of Fairfield Ave & Brewster St

Event Info: https://fb.me/e/ECfUA0Yi


Every Weekend

Listed alphabetically


The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT

Take Route 4 Bus Stop: Park Ave at The Discovery Museum

More Info: https://myadventurepark.com/location/bridgeport-ct/


Beardsley Zoo – Kids are FREE at the Zoo this summer!

(You must sign up for tickets in advance)

Saturday & Sunday
9 am – 4 pm
1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport CT

Take Route 9 Bus Stops:

  • E Main St at Edna Ave
  • E Main St at Louisiana Ave

More Info: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/


The Beach at Seaside Park

Saturday & Sunday
8 am – 6 pm
1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT

Take Route 1 Bus Stops:

  • Waldemere Ave at Park Ave
  • Park Ave at Linden Ave
  • Waldemere Ave at Hazel St

More Info:

https://www.ctvisit.com/listings/seaside-park

https://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/341307/341415/342203.aspx


Black Rock Farmers Market

Every Saturday

9 am – 1 pm

At St Anne’s Field • 481 Brewster St, Bridgeport, CT 06605

Take Route CL or Route 5Bus Stop: Corner of Fairfield Ave & Brewster St

More Info: https://farmersmarketofblackrock.com/

Fairfield Farmers Market

Every Sunday
10 am – 2 pm
Sherman Green Gazebo • 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Take Route CL Bus Stop:

  • Post Rd at Miller Street
  • Post Rd at Reef Rd
  • Fairfield RR Station

or, Take Route 7 Bus Stop: Post Rd at Miller Street

More Info: http://www.fairfieldfarmersmarket.org/


Go Green, Go Public, Go GBT!

Tropical Storm Watch ● July 8, 2021

Tropical Storm Watch ● July 8, 2021

Tropical Storm

Plan Ahead.

This is the time of year when we review our emergency procedures and plans to be sure we are able to keep our services running during severe weather and, if there is an interruption, to resume service as soon as possible following a storm. Part of our preparations include letting our riders and communities know where to go for information about service changes or cancellations during storms of any kind.

Tropical Storm Elsa will continue approaching from the south through this evening. The storm will then pass near or over the Mid Atlantic coast late tonight, and near or over Long Island and southeast New England on Friday morning.

The main threats from Elsa are heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, tropical storm force winds especially along the south shore of Long Island and across southeast Connecticut.

―National Weather Service, 7/8/21

 

Weather Information.

Stay alert and monitor the weather.

REGIONAL WEATHER INFO >>

NATIONAL HURRICANE INFO >>


Tropical Storm Warning Issued (7/8/21)

According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rainfall ahead of tropical system Elsa will move into portions of the Tri-State area late tonight, with periods of heavy rainfall possible through Friday morning.”

Map - Tropical Storm Elsa


Stay in Touch.

Whether you are a city bus rider, GBT Access rider, or a business whose employees depend on GBT, this newsletter provides you with a variety of ways to stay in touch and includes tips for planning your trips during weather events.

Plan ahead, stay safe, and keep in touch.


Safety Tips.

A few safety tips during severe weather:

  • Check for updates on services before you leave
  • Keep plenty of additional time in your schedule while traveling
  • Watch your step traveling to and from bus stops and while boarding the bus
  • Always use sidewalks and cross walks

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.


GBT Live.

GBT Live

In the event of extreme weather, information will be posted at:

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.

Train Connection at GBT Water Street Bus Station

Norwalk Transit

Milford Transit

CT Transit (Stamford, New Haven)

Valley Transit

Metro North (MTA)

Doing Business with GBT 💡 Online Info Session

DBE and Small Businesses Welcome!

diversity and inclusion

Encouraging DBE and Small Business Participation in GBT’s Contracting Opportunities

At GBT we are continuously working to provide the best possible bus service to the people in our region. An important part of that work includes keeping our facilities in a state of good repair and modernizing our services, equipment, and transit amenities. To do this, we rely on contractors of all types and are regularly soliciting bids for our projects.

As part of our contracting program, GBT encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Every three years, we look out at all of our projects and associated contracting opportunities, assess the extent to which DBEs are available for the anticipated work, and establish a goal for DBE participation.


Goals and DBE Participation Rates

Between 2016 and 2018, GBT established a DBE participation goal of 3.02% and attained 6.46% participation. Between 2019 and 2021, our goal was 5.86% and our attainment was 17.21% ― a total of $832,232 in contracts for DBEs.

During the period between 2022 and 2025, we have set a new goal of 6.2% DBE participation worth approximately $697,670.


What Kind of Work Will There Be?

During the next three years, GBT will continue working to keep its facilities and amenities in a state of good repair and expects to expand its administration and maintenance facility. Work on these projects will include:

  • General Contracting
  • Electrical Services
  • Plumbing Services
  • HVAC Services
  • Pavement Repairs, Concrete Work
  • Painting
  • Bus Stop Sign and Shelter installation and Maintenance
  • Surveying
  • And Other Specialties.

Join Us to Learn More

Online Information Session via Zoom

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

10 to 11 AM

GBT and the Minority Construction Council will be hosting a virtual DBE outreach session to share the upcoming DBE goal, upcoming contracting opportunities, and how to do business with GBT.

JOIN ZOOM MEETING>>

Unable to join by computer?

Join by phone:

  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 864 4636 4225
  • Passcode: 295465

Bus Bays C-2 through C-6 to Close: Starting June 21, 2021

Starting Monday, June 21, 2021, bus bays C-2 through C-6 and the adjacent bus travel lane will be closed for pavement repairs. It is anticipated that these closures will last one week.

GBT Bus Station Map

The following routes will drop-off and pick-up riders 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 P.T. Barnum Apartments” – Bus Bay B-2 (regular locations)
  • 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” – Bus Bay B-1, after Route 3 clears the bus bay
  • Route 22x “To Shelton” – Bus Bay A-5 (regular location)
  • Route 23 “To Derby” – Bus Bay A-5 (regular location)

For service on any of these routes, riders should wait at the appropriate location stated above.

CL & Rt 10 Detours on 6/5/21 at Main St, Stratford

Main Street in Stratford, will be closed between East Broadway and Stratford Avenue, on June 5, 2021, from 9 AM to 6 PM. Detour Details:

Coastal Link

Eastbound

Bus will continue on Stratford Avenue, across Main Street and onto Ferry Boulevard. Ferry Boulevard becomes Barnum Avenue Cut-off / US Route 1, the bus then will proceed on its regular route.

Map: GBT CL Detour Eastbound on 6-4-21

Stops not serviced:

  • Main St at Academy Hill Rd
  • Main St at Broad St
  • Main St at Judson Pl
  • Main St at Opposite Linden Ave
  • Main St at Opposite Broadbridge Ave
  • Main St at Temple Ct
  • Main St at Cemetery Dr
  • Barnum Ave Cutoff at Main St
  • Barnum Ave Cutoff at Opposite Burlington Coat Factory
  • Veterans Blvd at side of Stratford Square

Westbound

The bus will turn right from East Main Street onto Barnum Avenue Cut-off, then proceed toward CT Route 130 and Interstate 95 South and remain on Barnum Avenue Cut-off / CT Route 130; this becomes Ferry Boulevard. The bus will continue on Ferry Boulevard, which becomes Stratford Avenue, across Main Street, then will proceed on regular route.

Map: GBT CL Detour Westbound on 6-5-21

Stops not serviced:

  • Barnum Ave Cutoff at Opposite Veterans Blvd
  • Barnum Ave Cutoff at Burlington Coat Factory
  • Main St at Essex Pl
  • Main St at 2505 Main St
  • Main St at Church St
  • Main St at West Broad St
  • Main St at Kings College Pl
  • Main St at Stratford Ave

Route 10

The bus will proceed from Beardsley Avenue into the West Broad Street traffic circle, then it will use the traffic circle to turn around and head south on Beardsley Avenue, toward Stratford Avenue. The bus will then turn left onto Stratford Avenue, turn right onto Main Street to continue on its regular route.

Stops not serviced:

  • West Broad St at Main St
  • Main St at Kings College Pl
  • Main St at Stratford Ave