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Project Overview

The 2016 Connecticut Statewide Bus Study will assess travel needs and evaluate performance of the State’s bus system. At its completion, this study will provide an understanding of the current and future direct, fixed route transit travel needs of the state’s residents and employees, and provide recommendations to better align the existing bus system to meet these needs while providing the planning framework for a more interconnected and user-friendly multi-modal transit network that supports economic growth and environmental goals.

The study will include several types of analyses, including:

Based on the system and route level performance and gap analyses, system-wide areas of improvement and specific route recommendations will be developed.




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Project Schedule

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Team Members and Roles




Background Studies

Since the completion of the previous Statewide Bus Study in 2000, multiple planning efforts have been undertaken by transit agencies, municipalities, and regional planning organizations. These studies will be used to inform the 2016 Statewide Bus Study efforts.

The following studies and their websites are current as of June 1, 2016.

Service Planning Studies
Corridor Studies
State Rail Plan Update 2017 - 2021 - Update has not started yet.
City of New Haven. New Haven Alternatives Analysis. - Has not started yet.
Multimodal Studies
WestCOG. Darien Noroton Heights Train Station Access Study. - Not available online
Other Studies
Statewide Governance Alternatives - Has not started yet.