CTDOT Public Hearings: Service Changes and Fare Increases

Posted on September 19, 2023


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced a series of four public hearings to gather input on the proposed rail and bus service changes, as well as proposed rail fare increases.

Proposed rail service changes include:

  • Decreased Monday through Thursday service on the New Haven Line from 239 trains to 237 trains.
  • Decreased Friday service on the New Haven Line from 241 trains to 234 trains.
  • Decreased weekday service on the New Canaan Line from 41 trains to 39 trains.
  • Decreased weekday service on the Danbury Line from 28 trains to 26 trains.

Proposed rail fare changes include:

  • An increase for Metro-North fares in Connecticut, Shore Line East fares, and Hartford Line fares, excluding monthly school passes. Metro-North fares in Connecticut have not increased since January 2018.

Read the full details on the proposed changes and register to speak: ct.gov/dot/proposedtransitchanges

The public comment period is open from today, Monday, September 18, through Friday, October 6, 2023. The virtual meetings will be recorded and saved on the CTDOT YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@ctdotofficial.

CTDOT encourages all members of the public to participate in one or more of the scheduled public hearings and submit comments. Members of the public may submit comments by emailing dot.proposedtransitchanges@ct.gov, or by calling (860) 597-8226. Written comments may also be submitted to:


Connecticut Department of Transportation

Bureau of Public Transportation

P.O. Box 317546

Newington, CT 06131-7546