Notice of Public Hearings and Opportunity to Comment on Hartford Line Proposed Fares

On October 23, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) released proposed fares for the upcoming CTrail  Hartford Line service. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines mandate that proposed public transit fare changes – including fares for new service – be evaluated for equity to ensure that they do not pose a disproportionate burden on low-income populations or a disparate impact on minority populations in the public transit service area. To this end, a Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis has been prepared and released for review and comment.  The SAFE analysis, service description, proposed fares, and related information can be reviewed on the CTDOT website at


The release of the proposed Hartford Line fares and the SAFE Analysis marks the beginning of a 35-day comment period, which will run from October 23 through November 27, 2017. Comments may be submitted using the following methods:

  • Email:
  • US Mail: Hartford Line Comments, Bureau of Public Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546
  • In Person at Hartford Line Fare Hearings:

Monday, November 13, 2017

5:00 to 8:00 PM

New Haven Hall of Records, Room G-2

200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

4:00 to 7:00 PM

Capital Community College, Centinel Hill Hall

950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

5:30 to 8:30 PM

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104


For additional information about the CTrail  Hartford Line program, please visit the program website at or contact

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