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Bus Service Expansion 🚌 Coming this Winter | August 3, 2023

New Bus Service Expansion Coming this Winter

Equity • Jobs • Business Development

GBT Bus in downtown Bridgeport

Expanding Transit in Greater Bridgeport

Good news! The State’s Budget includes bus service enhancement across the state and in the Greater Bridgeport Region. The budget contains three GBT service enhancements that fill mobility gaps identified in a recent “gap analysis” including:

GBT Route 19 Express

Expansion to all day service on Route 19 Express – Downtown Bridgeport to Trumbull and Monroe, via Trumbull Center and State Routes 111 / 25

GBT Route 22 Express

Expansion to all day service on Route 22 Express – Downtown Bridgeport to Shelton, via Trumbull Corporate Park, Bridgeport Avenue and the Shelton Corporate Park.

GBT Route 23

Expansion to all day service on Route 23 – Downtown Bridgeport to Shelton / Derby Train Station, via Main St. / Stratford and State Route 110.

These enhancements are the first in many years and will provide greater service span and reliability to GBT’s services to important employment locations in the Greater Bridgeport Region.

What does this mean for customers?

Increased Service Frequency • Access to Jobs in Trumbull, Monroe & The Valley • Reliable All-Day Service

CTDOT CX Bus Service Expansion Package

CT DOT Customer Experience Action Plan

“As part of the Connecticut Biennial Budget, $9.1 million will be available in FY2024 and $9.4 million in FY2025 to fund increased bus service. The focus of the expansion is on better access to jobs, training, and education by providing service that operates later, seven days a week.”

— CTDOT CX Customer Experience Action Plan

GBT Expansion By The Numbers

Total Operating Grant • $793,592
Pilot Period • Two Years
Funding Source • Connecticut Department of Transportation

Thank you to the Department of Transportation, the Governor, and the members of the General Assembly who supported these service expansions in the biennial budget.

Bus Service Expansion Around the State

Employment • Economic Development • Education

Bus Transit - Equity, Jobs, Economic Development

The service modifications offered in this expansion option are prioritizing improved access to employment, training, and education. By improving the span of service of the transit system, people will be able to rely on bus service for employment seven days a week and can get home from a second shift job or get to a third shift job.

Greater Bridgeport Transit

Expansion to all day service on routes 19x and 22x and 23. These routes serve employment locations and the Derby Rail Station, allowing for connections to New York, New Haven, and Waterbury. These routes serve the communities of Stratford, Trumbull, Derby, Shelton, Bridgeport, Monroe.

Valley Transit District

Provide public dial-a-ride service on Saturday and Sunday. This service is provided to the communities of Derby, Shelton, Seymour, Ansonia.

Southeast Area Transit

New employment shuttle to Electric Boat, restoration of Sunday service, expanded hours of service on routes 3, 11, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 982. These routes will serve the communities of Waterford, East Lyme, Norwich, Groton, New London.

Housatonic Area Transit

Evening and weekend service on a route to serve the developing area of western Danbury.

Estuary Transit District

Expand service hours to 11PM on Middletown routes Monday through Saturday and provide Sunday service. Will improve employment opportunities and access to Middlesex Community College.

CTtransit Waterbury

Expand from 3 trips a day to provide hourly service between Waterbury and Naugatuck. Improve access to employment from Naugatuck and to a new Amazon warehouse on the Naugatuck/Waterbury border.

CTtransit New Haven

Add bus service to Wallingford Amazon facility, Honeywell Life Safety in Northford, and create a new express route between New Haven and the Orange Business District.

Windham Region Transit

Combine routes to replace single direction bus loop with bi-directional service in Willimantic.

CTtransit New Britain/Bristol

Increase connectivity, improve frequency and span of service for the central Connecticut bus system. Improves service to Tunxis Community College and the Berlin Railroad Station. Target new employment, education and training opportunities in Bristol and industrial parks along the Berlin Turnpike and in the north end of Meriden. Introduces bus service to the northern part of Southington.

CTtransit Meriden

Expand service to provide evening service Monday through Saturday and begin providing Sunday service.

CTtransit Stamford

Initiate a new crosstown route between the Springdale and Cove areas of Stamford. This will improve level of service and travel time by eliminating the need for a transfer at the congested Stamford Transportation Center.

Norwalk Transit District

Replace single directional bus routes with bi-directional loops on certain shuttles in order to expand service on weekday evenings and weekends.

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