Resources

Transportation for Seniors Guide

As people age, it inevitably becomes harder to get around independently. This is especially the case if medical issues requiring special attention are involved. The good news is, there are actually plenty of ways for seniors to travel locally, nationally, and internationally.

Read more at seniorliving.org.

Easterseals Accessible Transportation

For many people with limited mobility, planning travel can be frustrating… especially when transportation is not accessible or available.  To spread the word about accessible transportation in all communities, Easterseals Project Action Consulting – a training and technical assistance center – shares the tips and potential solutions.

Read more at easterseals.com.

Windham Region Transit District – WRTD

WRTD is a local transit agency operating out of Mansfield, with connecting stops with SEAT, providing transit to Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Willington and Windham.

Read more at wrtd.org.

CTtransit

CTtransit is the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s own bus service, providing service in the Hartford, New Haven & Stamford areas, and operates the New Haven Line and Shore Line East rail services. CTtransit also provides coordination between the various bus services throughout the state, helping riders to more easily travel throughout the state.

Read more at cttransit.com.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the US national rail passenger service agency covering stops across the country, with various rail service throughout. In Connecticut, Amtrak provides the Northeast Regional and Acela Express rail service, with stops at New London Union Station with which SEAT provides local service.

Read more at amtrak.com.

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North is the North railroad division of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City, working with CTDOT to provide rail services into and out of Manhattan with service in Western CT, with key connections and stops in New Haven and Stamford.

Read more at www.mta.info.

RIPTA / Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

RIPTA is Rhode Island’s state bus service providing transport between multiple locations within the state.

Read more at ripta.com.

9 Town Transit / Estuary Transit

9 Town Transit is a local transit agency operating out of Centerbrook, with connecting stops with SEAT, providing transit to New Haven, New London, Middletown, Durham and East Haddam.

Read more at estuarytransit.org.

CT Department of Transportation Website

There is a wealth of information here regarding various elements of CT Transport, such as various transit options and accommodations within the region.

Read more at ct.gov.

Shore Line East

Shore Line East is a rail service provided by CT Transit under CTrail providing stops in New Haven, Brandford, Guilford, Madison, Westbrook, Clinton, Old Saybrook and New London.

Read more at shorelineeast.com.

Hartford Line

Hartford Line is a partnership of Amtrak and CTrail providing regional passenger rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield.

Read more at hartfordline.com.

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound is a national bus service covering stops all throughout the country, with a Bus Stop at New London Union Station, with which SEAT provides local service.

Read more at greyhound.com.

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments / SCCOG

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.

Read more at seccog.org.

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