9 Town Transit has recently announced a proposal that would increase bus fares and reduce bus service in preparation for a 15% reduction in state funding that begins July 1, 2018. Under the proposed changes:
- Fares would rise from $1.75 to $2.00 on bus routes and to $4.00 on Dial-A-Ride.
- Senior citizens would pay full-price fares on all services.
- All Saturday service would be eliminated.
- Weekday service on the Route 1 Shoreline Shuttle and Route 2 Riverside would be reduced.
Full details of all of the proposed fare increases and service cuts can be found at www.9towntransit.com/publichearing.
Residents can comment on the proposed changes by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or letter to Estuary Transit District, 17 Industrial Park Rd, Suite 6, Centerbrook, CT 06409; or by attending one of the public hearings being held in May in Deep River, Clinton or Westbrook.