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CONNECTICUT BUSES FARE-FREE THROUGH November 30, 2022

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that all public transit buses will be fare-free across Connecticut from April 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022.

 

“With the recent rise in fuel prices and increased costs associated with owning and maintaining private vehicles, it is important to provide meaningful relief to the residents of our state,” stated CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “We are excited that people are returning to our services again or are trying us out for the first time.”

 

Fare free buses were included in recent policy signed by Governor Lamont. Policy also includes a three-month waiver of .25 cents to the state’s gasoline tax, and a sales-tax free week in mid-April on clothing and shoes under $100.

 

“As the pandemic recedes, many people are now returning to workplaces either full-time or with a hybrid schedule, and as a result, increasing the traffic volume on our state’s roadways,” said CTDOT Bureau Chief for Public Transportation Rich Andreski. “Going fare-free for three months will benefit all riders of the bus system and hopefully entice more people to give the bus a try.”

 

On-demand bus services operating in Norwalk and Westport as Wheels2U, in Stonington as Hop and in the Estuary region as XtraMile, are premium services that are not included in the fare-free promotion. Interstate bus services such as Greyhound and Peter Pan are also not included.