June 21, 2024

Hartford CTfastrak Ranked No. 1 in Nation

Hartford’s CTfastrak bus system has been ranked number one in the nation, according to the international group, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

CTfastrak is a state owned and operated bus service and the routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay your fare.

The CTfastrak system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. The CTfastrak system provides a one-seat, no-transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and CTrail Hartford Line service in Hartford.

“It is incredibly exciting to see Connecticut receiving international recognition for something many residents already know very well – CTfastrak is the best bus system in the country!” Said State Senator Christine Cohen, Chair of the Transportation Committee. “Ensuring that our transit systems are fast, clean, comfortable and efficient grows public support and grows ridership, leading to increased connectivity in our state and decreasing our reliance on single occupancy vehicles. I am so proud of the work of Commissioner Eucalitto and the Connecticut Department of Transportation and I am eager to build upon these successes!”

The institute, which is an international nonprofit promoting sustainable transportation worldwide, runs an ongoing ranking for bus rapid transit (BRT) systems globally. Read more here.

Posted by Garnet McLaughlin