CTDOT Extends Free Go CT Card Offer Through March
"Tap and Go” Card Automatically Calculates Rider Fares, Applies Discounts for CTtransit, CTtransit Express and CTfastrak Bus Travelers
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced today that it will continue to offer the Go CT Card at no cost through the end of March 2019 for CTtransit bus riders across Connecticut. Riders can sign up to receive a free Go CT Card at www.goctcard.com or by calling 877-255-7433. After receiving the card, riders will need to add funds to their Go CT Card account for bus travel. Following the introductory period, there will be a $2 charge to obtain the Go CT Card.
Listed below are the retailers near Shelton where you can pick up a free Go CT Card or purchase tickets and passes.
|GoCT Cards||CVS||24-36 Pershing Drive, Ansonia|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||1875 Boston Ave, Bridgeport|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||2610 E Main St, Bridgeport|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||3710 Main Street, Bridgeport|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||656 New Haven Ave, Derby|
|GoCT Cards||7-Eleven||1795 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||2045 Dixwell Ave., Hamden|
|GoCT Cards||7-Eleven||517 Boston Post Rd, Milford|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||734 Bridgeport Ave., Milford|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||989 Boston Post Road, Milford|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||511 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||1150 Whalley Ave., New Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||123 Church St., New Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||215 Whalley Avenue, New Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||279 Boston Post Rd., Orange|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||215 West St., Seymour|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||1 Hawley Lane, Stratford|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||1425 Barnum Avenue, Stratford|
|GoCT Cards||7-Eleven||3621 Main Street, Stratford|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||930 White Plains Rd., Trumbull|
|GoCT Cards||7-Eleven||1089 Campbell Ave, West Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||252 Orange Avenue, West Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||355 Campbell Ave., West Haven|
|GoCT Cards||CVS||844 Jones Hill Road, West Haven|
|Tickets-Passes||Stop & Shop||2335 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Market Place, Hamden||238, 228|
|Tickets-Passes||Stop & Shop||112 Amity Road, Amity Plaza, New Haven||243|
|Tickets-Passes||Stop & Shop||150 Whalley Avenue, New Haven||243|
|Tickets-Passes||Stop & Shop||1360 East Town Road (across from CT Post Mall), Milford||261, 271|
|Tickets-Passes||Stop & Shop||460 Elm Street, West Haven||265|
There is a full list of Go CT Retail Outlets here.
Introduced in October 2018, the Go CT Card provides increased convenience and ease for public transit commuters who ride CTtransit and CTfastrak buses by allowing them to place funds into an account connected to the card, and then simply tapping the card on the fare box each time when boarding. Riders using the card will automatically receive any discounts that are available, providing them with the lowest possible fare without any guesswork. This gives the rider a quick boarding option without the need to carry exact change, along with the benefits of a multi-day pass without having to worry about future rides going unused. Funds in the account do not expire, but riders should register their Go CT Card account at www.GoCTCard.com to protect the funds in case they lose their card.
“With a Go CT Card, riders can pay for a 31-day pass in $10 increments instead of paying all at once, and they can reload online or with cash at local retailers”, said Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti. “We are extending the offer to receive a Go CT Card at no charge, to allow more riders to take advantage of the new fare payment option.”
When boarding a CTtransit bus, a rider just taps their card on the fare box each time. On a CTtransit Express bus, the rider needs to tap the card when they board, and when they exit so the system can calculate the fare based on the number of zones traveled. When a rider uses a CTfastrak bus, all they need to do is to tap the card on a platform validator at the station or shelter stop in downtown Hartford before boarding, then board when the bus arrives. If a validator is not available at the station or stop, the rider can tap their Go CT Card at the fare box on board.
After receiving the card, riders will need to add transit travel funds (a minimum of $10 and maximum of $500) into the account in one of three ways. Customers can add funds to their Go CT card accounts online at www.goctcard.com, in person by visiting a participating retailer (CVS Pharmacy and 7-Eleven), or one of the CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlets. There are no service fees associated when adding funds to the account – all funds are used exclusively for transit fare payments.
For riders that already have a Go CT Card, a mobile app will be released in 2019 that can be used in place of the Go CT Card. For more information about the new Go CT Card, visit www.GoCTCard.com.