Bus ridership linking UConn's Storrs campus to Hartford's grows


Ridership for the expanded CTtransit bus route linking UConn's Storrs and downtown Hartford campuses and UConn Health in Farmington has surged to more than 32,000 passenger trips since its launched on Aug. 13, state officials said.

During the month of October, the service averaged 439 weekday trips, 324 trips on Saturdays, and 228 trips on Sundays, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

In addition, more than half of the passengers on the route took advantage of the state's new U-Pass CT program, which provides students with unlimited use of all buses and trains within the state (the cost is included in student university fees).

The state invested $1.9 million in the expanded bus line, according to the state Department of Transportation.