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:
- Identify service coverage gaps, evaluate interconnectivity between regional transit agencies, and to identify inconsistencies between fare structures, technology, and passenger amenities;
- Develop Statewide Bus Service Guidelines to evaluate performance of individual bus routes; and
- Conduct performance analyses for the highest and lowest performing bus routes.
Based on the system and route level performance and gap analyses, system-wide areas of improvement and specific route recommendations will be developed.
Team Members and Roles
- Connecticut Department of Transportation – Project Sponsor
- VHB – Project Management; Transit Planning and Data Analysis; Outreach Leadership; Report Preparation
- Fitzgerald & Halliday – Outreach Support, Transit Planning and Data Analysis Support
- KFH Group – Title VI Compliance Analysis; Intercity Bus Analysis
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.