August 28, 2017

CT launches public transit program for college students

The state, UConn and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities on Monday launched a public bus and train pass for students.

The U-Pass CT program, accessible with a valid student ID from participating college campuses, is funded mainly through a $20 per semester student fee assessed by each of the 15 participating campuses. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is a partner in the program.

Besides UConn at Storrs and its three branches, schools participating include the following community colleges: Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Norwalk, Three Rivers, and Tunxis Community College. Two state universities, Central and Southern, are also involved.

Participating transit systems include CTtransit statewide (including CTtransit Express and CTfastrak), Greater Bridgeport Transit, Norwalk Transit, Housatonic Area Regional Transit, Milford Transit, South East Area Transit, Windham Region Transit District, Magic Carpet, Northwestern CT Transit District, 9 Town Transit, Middletown Area Transit.

The program also includes travel on Shore Line East and the New Haven Line operated by Metro-North for service up to the state line.

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