March 2019 Newsletter

While winter seems to be holding on tight to the the region, WRTD is already preparing for the spring.  We are excited to be implementing our new fares and passes on May 6th and have several other projects in the works for the summer.

Fare change effective on May 6th

WRTD will be implementing new fares on Monday, May 6, 2019.  This moves follows a period of public outreach and comment period in January 2019.  Connecticut Department of Transportation and the WRTD Board approved the proposed fares in February 2019.

More details about the new fares and passes will be released over the next month at, through the WRTD listserv, facebook, twitter and other sources.  Information can also be mailed upon request.  If you have questions, please email or call 860-456-2223.

Click here for the Press Release and Fare List
Additional large buses added to WRTD's fleet

Over the winter three additional buses arrived at WRTD.  These buses, previously used by CT Transit, are being leased to WRTD.  The buses are are 40ft long and will be used on fixed routes.  We’ve got a few things to add to the buses before they are ready for the road, but expect to see them on the road in the next few weeks.

Track your bus using Ride Systems
WRTD works with Ride Systems to provide GPS bus tracking on our fixed route buses. It includes service announcements and predicted arrival times for all the stops.
 - Download the app – “Ride Systems” – for Apple and Android
 - View the bus tracker website
Click here for a "how to" video
Manage your rides with Ecolane
For our riders who use Dial-A-Ride we have "Ecolane" to assist our dispatchers and riders.  With our online portal, riders can book, cancel, or change your trips.  To get started, you'll need to call us at 860-456-2223 to get registered.
 - Download the app – “Ecolane” – for Apple and Android
 - Visit the Ecolane website portal
Stay in Touch!

Stay in the loop with what’s happening at WRTD and with its services.  Click on these links and follow us!
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 - Download the bus tracker app – “Ride Systems” – for Apple and Android

 - Watch the bus tracker website for all our fixed routes

Trivia of the Month

Did you know that WRTD provided 150,000 trips on its fixed route buses last year?  With 4 bus routes that cover over 170 miles of road, our fixed route buses cover a wide area between Windham, Mansfield, Norwich, Danielson and beyond!

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