CTfastrak Launches this weekend – 9 days free

(WTNH/George DeYounge)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – CTfastrak officially will get rolling this weekend with riders. For the first 9 days the service will be free. And already the addition of new Sunday service was announced today in Bristol, New Britian and Waterbury.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement saying “We are working to transform our transportation infrastructure, and seven-day-a-week bus service for Bristol, New Britain and Waterbury – coupled with the new CTfastrak system – is a step in that direction.”

Service will begin this Saturday. CTfastrak has been touted as a traffic free commute between Hartford and New Britian. CTfastrak system will provide direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

All bus routes on CTfastrak will operate free of charge for the first nine days of service beginning Saturday, March 28 through April 5, 2015. Regular fares will still be required on all CTtransit buses during this fare-free time on CTfastrak.

CTtransit service hours in Hartford, New Britain, Bristol and Waterbury on Sundays and holidays are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Most, but not all routes operate on Sundays. Riders should call 860-525-9181 or visit http://www.cttransit.com for trip planning.

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