ConnDOT: Public Transportation Proposed Fare Changes and Potential Service Cuts
Bureau of Public Transportation

Public Transportation Proposed Fare Changes and Potential Service Cuts


AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018, THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS CLOSED.

The final determination of the proposed fare changes and service cuts will be posted on this page (www.ct.gov/dot/farecomments) at the conclusion of the review process.


The completed Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis is available as of April 3, 2018: SAFE April 2018 (pdf)

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct public hearings on proposed public transit fare increases for bus, rail and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services; and proposed service reductions to the New Haven Line, New Canaan Line, Danbury Line, Waterbury Line and Shore Line East rail services. Additionally, information meetings will be held on proposed CT River ferry fare increases. No bus or ADA paratransit services reductions are proposed at this time.


Notificación de Audiencias Públicas y Reuniones Informativas


If approved, a rail fare increase would take effect in three phases - 10 percent on July 1, 2018, 5 percent on July 1, 2020 and 5 percent on July 1, 2021, for a cumulative total of 21.28 percent. A 14.3 percent, or 25-cent, bus fare increase would take effect on July 1, 2018. Rail service reductions would also take effect on or about July 1, 2018; no bus service changes are proposed at this time. A $1 increase in the car fare for the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury and Chester-Hadlyme ferries is also proposed.


The rail service proposals include significant reductions to off-peak and weekend rail services on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch rail lines, and elimination of off-peak and weekend service as well as significant reductions in peak period service on Shore Line East.


Proposed Bus Fare Increases (pdf)

Proposed Rail Fare Increases

   New Haven Line Proposed Fares to/from Grand Central Terminal - July 2018 (pdf)

   New Haven Line Proposed Fares to/from Grand Central Terminal - July 2020 (pdf)

   New Haven Line Proposed Fares to/from Grand Central Terminal - July 2021 (pdf)

   New Haven Line Proposed Intermediate Station Fares - July 2018 (pdf)

   New Haven Line Proposed Intermediate Station Fares - July 2020 (pdf)

   New Haven Line Proposed Intermediate Station Fares - July 2021 (pdf) 

   New Haven Line UniTicket Proposed Fares 2018-2021 (pdf)

   Shore Line East and UniRail Proposed Fares - July 2018 (pdf)

   Shore Line East and UniRail Proposed Fares - July 2020 (pdf)

   Shore Line East and UniRail Proposed Fares - July 2021 (pdf)

   Hartford Line Proposed Fares - July 2018

   Hartford Line Proposed Fares - July 2020

   Hartford Line Proposed Fares - July 2021

Proposed Rail Service Reductions

   New Haven Line and Branch Line Weekday Service Reductions - July 2018 (pdf)

   New Haven Line and Branch Line Weekend Service Reductions - July 2018 (pdf)

   Shore Line East Service Reductions - July 2018 (pdf)

Proposed Ferry Fare Increase (pdf)


Service and Fare Hearing Presentation (pdf)

 

Public hearings on the proposed bus and rail fare increases and rail service reductions, and informational meetings on ferry fare increases, will be held as follows:

 

TOWN

DATE AND TIME

PLACE

SNOW DATE

New Haven

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

New Haven Hall of Records, Room G-2

200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

Monday, March 5, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Waterbury

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Waterbury City Hall

235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT

Thursday, March 8, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hartford

Thursday, February 22, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Capital Community College

Sentinel Hill Hall, 11th Floor

950 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Monday, February 26, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

-or-

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Snow date location:

Hartford Public Library

Center for Contemp. Culture

500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Rocky Hill

(Ferries only)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Rocky Hill Town Hall

761 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Stamford

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

UConn Stamford Campus

Auditorium, 1st Floor

One University Place, Stamford, CT

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Chester

(Ferries only)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Chester Town Hall, Conference Room

203 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

New London

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

New London City Hall, Council Chambers

181 State Street, New London, CT

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Springfield,

MA

Thursday, March 1, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

New Britain

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

New Britain Police Department

Community Room

10 Chestnut Street, New Britain, CT

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


In case of inclement weather, public hearings or informational meetings that need to be re-scheduled will be announced through local media and on the CTDOT website at www.ct.gov/dot

 

At these hearings, CTDOT will provide information and accept public comments about the fare and service proposals and the Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis.  The SAFE Analysis evaluates the proposed changes to determine if they will cause a disparate impact to minority populations or have a disproportionate burden on low income populations.


The proposed fare increases and service reductions may be viewed on the Department’s website at

www.ct.gov/dot/farecomments. The Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis is available for public review as of Friday, February 16, 2018. (The draft SAFE Analysis was made available Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and final SAFE Analysis on April 3, 2018.)


Written comments on the proposed fare changes must be received by March 16, 2018 at COMMENT ON PROPOSED FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES, Bureau of Public Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546 or via e-mail to dot.farecomments@ct.gov

 

The meeting facilities are ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Office of Rail at (203) 497-3374 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Persons with a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance. 


{Language Assistance Statement in Safe Harbor Languages Fare Hearings}




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