Improved service hours and increased connections combined to boost ridership on the shoreline’s 9 Town Transit bus service by 34% during 2011, the largest single year increase in the agencies history, according to Estuary Transit District Executive Director Joseph Comerford.
Since 2009, 9 Town Transit has greatly expanded the reach and hours of its services. Public bus service is now available from the shoreline to New Haven, New London, Middletown and Hartford, all for a fare of $1.25. Most services now begin around 6:00 AM and end at 7:00 PM or later. Connections are offered to four neighboring transit systems.
These factors contributed to a total annual ridership of just under 86,000 passenger trips, the highest in 9TT’s 30 year history, and a two year increase of 60%. About half of all trips are work related. All services are open to the general public.
Additional information, route maps and schedules are available online at www.9towntransit.com or by calling 9 Town Transit at 860-510-0429.