New Britain / Bristol

In addition to the Hartford Transit Study, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is evaluating transit service, and the potential for future transit service, in the New Britain/Bristol Division of CTtransit to benefit towns that recently joined CRCOG. The study area includes Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington, as well as the neighboring city of Bristol. Like the Hartford Transit Study, the New Britain/Bristol Area Transit Study is being conducted in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

Key documents and announcements related to this study will be posted below. Check back regularly for surveys, public meeting notices, presentations, and reports.

Technical Meeting:

Municipal representatives, CTDOT, and transit operators met on July 27, 2017 at the New Britain Public Library to discuss the Draft Preferred Scenario and Service Plan for the New Britain/Bristol Division of CTtransit. This scenario was developed by incorporating feedback from public outreach efforts conducted earlier this year. The meeting was open to the public and a summary of the meeting can be found here.

Public Meetings

The second round of public meetings are being planned for Fall 2017. Please check back for updates. If you would like to receive an email notification when meeting information is available, please send a request to

The first round of public outreach meetings were held on April 19th and 20th. At these events, the study team presented two scenarios for potential service improvements. You can download the presentation given at the open house meetings and the posters for each scenario here:

To see more details of the preliminary service scenarios, click here: Preliminary Service Scenarios

Study Documents

Existing Conditions