CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. It is a system of bus routes that utilize a bus-only roadway for all or a portion of your trip. CTfastrak is centered around an exclusive 9.4-mile long roadway dedicated for buses that runs between New Britain and Hartford, and through the towns of Newington and West Hartford. CTfastrak routes are also integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay your fare, and through connector buses the CTfastrak BRT system also provides links to other Central Connecticut communities including Bristol, Cheshire, Hartford, New Britain, Manchester (Buckland Hills), Newington, Southington, Waterbury and West Hartford.
There are different types of routes and services available. The basic “subway style” route travels between Hartford and New Britain and stops at each of the 10 stations. Express routes exit the bus-only road at downtown New Britain station and travel beyond New Britain to Bristol, Southington, Cheshire, and Waterbury. Circulator routes use the bus-only roadway for a portion of the trip, exiting the bus-only roadway at certain locations to provide service to destinations in Central Connecticut like UConn Health, Westfarms Mall, and Manchester Community College. All routes on the bus-only roadway circulate through the downtown Hartford area to provide access to downtown destinations.
Connector routes link stations with other destinations, like St. Francis and Hartford Hospitals, West Hartford Center, Copaco Shopping Center in Bloomfield and Newington Center.
To learn more about CTfastrak go to its website at www.ctfastrak.com.