ConnDOT: U-Pass Program Provides Free Public Transportation for CT College Students
2017

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: August 24, 2017
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U-Pass Program Provides Free Public Transportation for CT College Students
 

   The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), in conjunction with the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU), today announced the launch of the U-Pass CT program. Students at participating schools can ride public buses and trains within Connecticut by using their U-Pass and showing their valid student ID.

 

   The U-Pass CT program is primarily funded through a $20 per semester student fee assessed by each of the 15 participating schools.

 

   Students are encouraged to contact their school to get the U-Pass. Additional information is also available at www.ctrides.com/u-pass.

 

   Schools participating in the U-Pass program include: UConn (Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury), Asnuntuck Community College, Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, Norwalk Community College, Three Rivers Community College, Tunxis Community College, Central CT State University and Southern CT State University.

      Transit systems participating in the U-Pass program include: CTtransit statewide (including CTtransit Express and CTfastrak), Greater Bridgeport Transit, Norwalk Transit, Housatonic Area Regional Transit, Milford Transit, South East Area Transit, Windham Region Transit District, Magic Carpet, Northwestern CT Transit District, 9 Town Transit, Middletown Area Transit. The program also includes travel on Shore Line East and the New Haven Line operated by Metro-North for service up to the state line; it is not valid for travel into New York. CTDOT is working with Amtrak to allow the U-Pass to be accepted on its trains in Connecticut.