Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker today announced that beginning August 13, the existing CTtransit bus route that services destinations between Hartford and Tolland is expanding further east and will now include new stops in Storrs. The route extension will – for the first time ever – provide UConn students, faculty, and staff the ability to connect to the main UConn campus in Storrs, the downtown Hartford campus, and UConn Health in Farmington via public transit, in addition to a wide variety of other destinations in between.
UConn students are eligible to ride the bus at no charge simply by showing their student ID and a UPass obtained through the university, the costs of which are included in their university fees.
“An investment in our transportation system is an investment in our economic development, and it makes great sense to considerably improve connections between campuses within our state’s flagship university,” Governor Malloy said. “By linking these three campuses together via public transit, in addition to the ability to connect to other destinations in Central Connecticut, including the upcoming Hartford Line rail commuter system with convenient connections to Bradley International Airport, we are making smart investments in our economy.”
“This new service gives residents more opportunities to pursue education, expand employment options, even access restaurants, entertainment, and shopping,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “It’s the modern transit connectivity that is vital for quality of life and commerce.”
The extended bus route will run hourly and include the following stops:
- Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, Storrs Center (Connections to UConn Transportation for travel around campus and for connections to Willimantic)
- UConn campus Whitney Hall
- Route 195 at Route 44 (Four Corners)
- Tolland park and ride lot
- Buckland Hills Mall
- Manchester - Buckland park and ride (Bus Stops A & B)
- Downtown Hartford at Central Row (a short walk to UConn Hartford campus and connections to other local and express bus services)
- Union Station, Hartford
- CTfastrak Sigourney Street station (transfer available via CTfastrak Route 121 to UConn Health in Farmington)
Commuters on the extended route will have the ability to connect to the CTfastrak bus network in Central Connecticut, as well as the upcoming Hartford Line commuter rail system, which will launch in May 2018 and provide more frequent train service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.
The bus route’s hours of operations will be:
- Weekdays: 5:45 a.m. to midnight
- Saturdays: 6:30 a.m. to midnight
- Sundays: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
**DOWNLOAD: Maps of the extended bus route