ConnDOT: Public Transportation Fare Increases
Bureau of Public Transportation

Public Transportation Fare Increases

The Connecticut Department of Transportation proposes to increase public transit bus fares. The Department will hold public hearings on the proposed fare changes. Public hearings will be held as follows:
City/Town Date Time Location
 September 10, 2013
 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM 
Bristol City Hall
Council Chambers
 September 11, 2013
 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM &
 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Culture
 New Britain
 September 12, 2013 
 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
New Britain Senior Center
Massachusetts Room
 September 17, 2013 
 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
Meriden Town Hall
Room 28
 New Haven
 September 18, 2013 
 4:00 to 6:00 PM 
Hall of Records, Room G-2
 September 19, 2013 
 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Silas Bronson Library
Downstairs Hearing Room
September 25, 2013
 4:00 to 6:00 PM
University of Connecticut
Stamford Branch
General Re Conference Room,
1st Floor
The proposed bus fare increase of approximately 15% would take effect on or after January 5, 2014. The proposed new bus fares would affect local bus systems serving the areas of Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden, Bristol and Wallingford. ADA paratransit fares for these same areas would also be increased by approximately 15 percent, as would fares on express commuter bus services to the Hartford area and for the I-BUS Stamford to White Plains express. Combined, these bus systems serve over 32 million passengers per year.
The base local bus fare is proposed to go from $1.30 to $1.50. The senior and disabled fare would increase from $.65 to $.75, and the ADA paratransit fare would go from $2.60 to $3.00. The express bus and discounted multi-ride passes would also increase by a similar percentage.
Proposed Bus Fares (104kb pdf)

Comments on the proposed fare increases may be submitted by email to, or by regular mail to:


State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

Bureau of Public Transportation

PO Box 317546

Newington, CT  06131-7546


The caption "Comment on Intent to Increase Public Transit Fares" must appear on the envelope.

All comments must be delivered or mailed by October 11, 2013.


These hearings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Hearing impaired individuals or persons speaking a language other than English, wishing to attend any of these hearings and requiring an interpreter may make arrangements by contacting the Department of Transportation Office of Communications at (860)594-3062 (VOICE ONLY) or (860)594-3090 (TTY) at least five working days prior to the hearing you wish to attend.


Bus Fares Effective January 19, 2014


Content Last Modified on 12/11/2013 2:38:31 PM