Current Studies

Coastal Corridor Bus Study

The Coastal Corridor Bus Study will develop recommendations to improve and expand public bus service along Connecticut’s Coastal Corridor, which is exemplified by an array of operators, routes, service plans and governing bodies sharing a geographic corridor that continues to become increasingly unified economically.  Driven by the strong success of the Coastal Link collaboration between Norwalk Transit District, Greater Bridgeport Transit and Milford Transit District that has consolidated bus service along US Route 1 between Norwalk and Milford, this study seeks to determine opportunities to create additional operating efficiencies and partnerships that will improve service to current and future bus passengers and enhance intermodal connectivity.

Overall goals of the Study include:

  • Creation of a plan to more efficiently deliver bus service across the Coastal Corridor, including short- medium- and long-term recommendations regarding the optimal level of bus service;
  • Maximizing ridership on Coastal Corridor buses, under various  economic scenarios;
  • Optimizing connectivity with all local and interregional transit connections, including bus and rail. 

Study Area:

The primary project study area encompasses the coastal corridor of Connecticut stretching from the New York State border in the west to Madison, CT in the east, and includes sections of the Cities of Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Haven.  

Study Area Map

Study Scope:

The study's Scope of Work  consists of the following major tasks:

  • Task 1:  Data Collection & Analysis
  • Task 2:  Operations & Governance
  • Task 3:  Development of Alternative Service Plans
  • Task 4:  Selection of Preferred Alternative & Final Report



Norwalk Transit District

Project Manager:



Prime Consultant:  AECOM

Subcontractor:  Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.



 Contact Us:

If you have comments or would like additional information, please contact:
Craig Lader
Senior Transportation Planner
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-316-5190
Fax: 203-316-4995

Study Products:

Draft Final Report - January 2012 ( 5.2MB)

Draft Interim Technical Memorandum #1 - Opportunities (4.4MB)

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #1 - January 25, 2011:

Powerpoint Presentation (1.1 MB) 

Meeting Summary (74 Kb)


Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #2 - April 14, 2011:  Powerpoint Presentation (2.8MB)

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #3 - October 25, 2011:

Powerpoint Presentation (8.7 MB)

Meeting #3 Summary (22.22 Kb)



Public Information Sessions for the Coastal Corridor Bus Study will be held at the following times and locations:






Thursday, March 29, 2012

4:00 - 6:00PM

Wheels Hub     (Norwalk Public Library if inclement weather)


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5:00 - 7:00PM

Bridgeport Intermodal Transportation Bus Station


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2:00 - 4:00PM

Connecticut Post Mall