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Commuting by rail
Commuting by rail is a fast, convenient and relaxing way to travel. It also saves you money over driving to work alone in your car. And if your employer provides the federal commuter tax benefit, you can save up to 40% or more on the cost of commuting by rail including your station parking costs. And rail commuters are eligible for Commuter Rewards.
New Haven Line (Metro-North)
New Haven Line (Metro-North) operates seven days a week providing frequent service from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal in New York City with intermediate stops including Greenwich, Stamford, and Bridgeport. Branch line service is also available to New Canaan, Danbury, and Waterbury. Connections are available to local buses at all major stations.
CTrail Hartford Line
CTrail Hartford Line provides fast, convenient, and frequent service along the busy I-91 corridor from New Haven to Hartford ending in Springfield, Massachusetts. This line serves nine stations from New Haven to Springfield with connections at New Haven to:
- New Haven Line (Metro-North) for service into Grand Central Terminal, New York City
- CTrail Shore Line East service along the shore to New London
- Amtrak Northeast Corridor service to Boston, New York Penn Station, Washington, DC, and more!
Frequent bus connections are available at all stations.
Schedules, fares, and station information are available at HartfordLine.com.
CTrail Shore Line East
CTrail Shore Line East provides fast, convenient, and frequent service along the busy I-95 corridor between New Haven to New London. This line serves nine stations from New Haven to New London with connections to:
- New Haven Line (Metro-North) at New Haven for service to Grand Central Terminal in New York City
- Connections are also available at New Haven for CTrail Hartford Line service to Hartford and Springfield, MA
- New Haven and New London for Amtrak Northeast Corridor service to Boston and Washington, DC
Schedules, fares, and station information are available at ShoreLineEast.com.
Ride and save in comfort.
Connecticut residents are served by an extensive network of local, express, and regional bus services that provide service throughout the state. CTtransit is the state-owned bus service and the largest provider of local and express services. CTtransit also operates Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system that utilizes a bus-only roadway for routes connecting Waterbury to Hartford.
Local bus services are also provided by ten other agencies. Riding the bus is a very economical way to commute and is the most heavily used form of transit. Most services offer multi-ride, weekly, and monthly passes. CTtransit customers can get a GO CT Card for a quick tap-on payment that offers the lowest fares for your trip. If your employer provides the federal commuter tax benefit, you can save up to 40% or more on the cost of your commute. Bus commuters are also eligible for Commuter Rewards.
For more information on bus services available at locations throughout the state, visit our Transit Finder.
There are also several regional bus services that connect Connecticut to other nearby states including:
- I-Bus: operated by CTtransit providing daily express service between Stamford, CT and White Plains, NY
- Coastal Link: Local bus service along Route 1 (Post Road) between Norwalk, Westport, Bridgeport and Milford
- Route 7 Link Norwalk-Danbury: Local bus service along the Route 7 corridor between Norwalk, Wilton and Danbury
- Peter Pan and Greyhound: private operators connecting major cities in Connecticut and providing travel to major destinations throughout the nation
Cut your costs in half.
Carpooling is the most popular way to share a ride to work. It is flexible and saves you 50% or more on the cost of driving alone to work. Usually carpoolers live close to each other and can alternate who drives each day. Finding a carpool partner is simple. Just visit CTrides’ free online ridematching service.
Carpooling has many benefits
- Saves 50% or more on your commute
- Saves wear and tear on your vehicle
- Reduces traffic congestion and air pollution
- Eligible for Commuter Rewards
- Emergency Ride Home with participating employers
One fee and you’re on your way.
Vanpooling is a great way to save money and ride to work without the stress of driving. A vanpool consists of 4 to 15 people traveling together in a recent model van or SUV with low mileage leased from Enterprise. Members of a vanpool share all monthly expenses. The cost of vanpooling is also an eligible expense for the federal commuter tax benefit that can save up to 40% of the cost of your commute.
Vanpooling offers the following:
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- All maintenance expenses fully covered
- 250 personal miles monthly for the driver
- Emergency Ride Home
- Month to month flexibility
- Eligible for Commuter Rewards
This adds up to an average savings of $6,000 per year!
For more information, contact Enterprise at 1-800-VAN.4.WORK (1-800-826-4967) or visit them online at commutewithenterprise.com.
Biking and Walking
Getting there is half the fun.
Biking and Walking
If you’re finding it hard to make time to exercise, or you feel like you’re cooped up indoors all day, try biking or walking to work!
It doesn’t take much to become a bike commuter. All you need is a bike, a little planning, and some advice from those who bike or walk to work regularly. Cycling or walking to work can produce untold benefits, from the immediate cost savings to the more subtle changes in health and well-being.
For more information, visit these organizations:
Assistance getting around CT for Seniors and people with disabilities
The Mobility Ombudsmen in Connecticut connects seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities with accessible, reliable transportation so that they are able to participate in their communities. In our state, a key goal of the program is to identify gaps and barriers to public transportation that prevent individuals from using existing services.
Once the gaps have been uncovered, we work with our partners from the transportation and social service communities to find creative solutions. Essentially, we are creating a “one-stop shop” where people can find transportation that will meet their needs.