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Armed with the right resources, people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans can become more active and independent. For these citizens, The Kennedy Collective can help identify service gaps, coordinate transportation options, offer travel training, and provide transportation assistance throughout Connecticut.

Travel Training Program Highlights

  • The Kennedy Collective Travel Training is a nationally-acclaimed program – teaching people with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities how to independently and effectively use the local public bus and public rail systems throughout Connecticut.
  • Since 1991, over 5,000 graduates have completed the program and used these key life skills to increase their independence.
  • There is no charge associated with Travel Training except for the bus or train fare.
  • One-on-one training is provided by an instructor who understands the challenges of public transportation.
  • Travel training is limited to areas that have Connecticut public bus or rail service. Contact us to learn if travel training is available in your area of Connecticut.
  • Follow-up services include ongoing communication between the individual and instructor – to ensure safety to and from destinations, and to provide re-training where necessary.
  • Download the Travel Training Referral Form >
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ADA Paratransit Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Kennedy Collective Paratransit Services are provided to Connecticut residents who are unable to use the local fixed-route bus services due to a disability. The Kennedy Collective ADA Paratransit Coordinators provide training and resources to ensure an individual's rights are protected and to assist with the completion of their eligibility application.

Access the online or downloadable Paratransit Application at the Connecticut ADA Paratransit Resource Center.

Public Transit 101 Presentations

Public Transit 101 presentations provide information about available public transportation options in a specific region. Presentations are tailored to the demographics of the audience, with a focus on persons with disabilities and seniors, and the regional public transportation services.

Public Transit 101 Presentation Topics Include:

  • Fares and how to pay them
  • Service options
  • How to find and read the train/bus schedules
  • What to expect when you get to your stop or station
  • Riding transit etiquette

For More Information on Public Transit 101 & CT Statewide Paratransit Services:

Call: 203-365-8522 x2061
Email: [email protected]

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Mobility Management

Find Transportation & Mobility Services Near You

Northwest Connecticut

Serving: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winsted, Wolcott, Woodbury

Contact Meg Haffner
Office: 203-365-8522 x 2018  | Cell: 475-296-2960  | Email: [email protected]

Contact Hartransit
Visit: www.hartransit.com | Call: 203-744-4070
Towns Served: New Milford, Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, Brewster

Contact Wheels Program of Greater New Milford
Visit: www.wheelsofnewmilford.org | Call: 860-354-6012
Towns Served: New Milford area, including Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington; surrounding towns including Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, and Ridgefield

Contact Greater Waterbury Transit District
Visit: www.gwtd.org | Call: 203-757-0535
Towns Served: Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Southbury, Gaylord Hospital

Contact Northwestern CT Transit District
Visit: www.nwcttransit.com | Call: 860-489-2535
Towns Served: Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield

Contact Northeast Transportation
Visit: www.northeastbus.com | Call: 203-753-2538
Towns Served: Greater Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford areas, Thomaston, Torrington

Contact Geer Village Dial-a-Ride
Visit: www.geercares.org/community-services/dial-a-ride  | Call: 860-824-2600
Towns Served: Primary service: Cornwall, Falls Village, Norfolk, North Canaan, Lakeville/Salisbury, and Sharon. Secondary service served through the RITS program: Colebrook, Goshen, Morris, Torrington, Warren, and Winsted areas.

Contact CTtransit
Visit: www.cttransit.com | Call: 203-753-2538 
Towns Served: Greater Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford areas, Thomaston, Torrington

Southwest Connecticut

Serving: Ansonia, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton 

Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT)
Visit: www.gogbt.com | Call: 203-366-7070
Towns Served: Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Milford, Fairfield, Westport, Shelton, Monroe

Contact Norwalk Transit District    
Visit: www.norwalktransit.com | Call: ​​​​​ 203-852-0000
Towns Served: Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford

Contact CTtransit    
Visit: www.cttransit.com |  Call: 203-327-7433
Towns Served: Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, Port Chester, White Plains

Contact Valley Transit District    
Visit: www.valleytransit.org | Call: 203-735-6824
Towns Served: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Stratford, Hamden, New Haven, Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge, Naugatuck, Waterbury

South Central  Connecticut

Serving: Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Wallingford, West Haven, Westbrook, Woodbridge

Contact Laurie McElwee
Office: 203-365-8522 x 2052 | Cell: 203-685-3458 | Email: [email protected]

Contact Greater New Haven Transit District     
Visit: www.gnhtd.org | Call: 203-288-6282
Towns Served: Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge

Contact River Valley Transit     
Visit: www.rivervalleytransit.com | Call: 860-510-0429
Towns Served: Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook

Contact Milford Transit District    
Visit: www.milfordtransit.com | Call: 203-874-4507
Towns Served: Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk

North Central Connecticut

Serving: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, Southington, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks

Contact Way To Go CT
Visit: www.waytogoct.org |  Email: [email protected]

Contact CTtransit    
Visit: www.cttransit.com |  Call: 860-525-9181
Towns Served: Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Plainville, Farmington, Unionville, Berlin, Cromwell, Newington, West Hartford, Colchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Avon, Windsor, Barkhamsted, Manchester, Vernon, Coventry, Tolland, Columbia, Bolton, Andover, Haddam, Chester, Rocky Hill, Essex

Contact Magic Carpet Bus
Visit: www.enfield-ct.gov/143/Magic-Carpet-Bus |  Call: 860-272-3545
Towns Served: Enfield

Contact River Valley Transit
Visit: www.rivervalleytransit.com |  Call: 860-510-0429
Towns Served: Middletown, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, Killingworth, Chester, Haddam, Durham, Middlefield, East Hampton, Cromwell, Meriden, Portland

Contact Greater Hartford Transit    
Visit: www.hartfordtransit.org |  Call: 860-380-2008
Towns Served:  Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Plainville, Farmington, Unionville, Berlin, Cromwell, Newington, West Hartford, Colchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Avon, Windsor, Barkhamsted, Manchester, Vernon, Coventry, Tolland, Columbia, Bolton, Andover, Haddam, Chester, Rocky Hill, Essex

Contact New Britain Transit (CT Transit) 
Visit: www.nbt.us.com | Call: 860-838-0511
Towns Served: New Britain, Bristol, Hartford

Eastern Connecticut

Serving: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, East Lyme, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, Woodstock

Contact the Eastern Transportation Consortium, Inc.
Visit: www.ectcinc.org |  Call: 860-848-5911 |  Email: [email protected]

Contact Southeast Area Transit District    
Visit: www.southeastareatransitdistrict.com |  Call: 860-886-2631
Towns Served: Norwich, Griswold, Montville, Ledyard, Uncasville, New London, Groton, Stonington, North Stonington, Waterford, East Lyme, Lisbon, Pawcatuck, Mystic

Contact Windham Region Transit District 
Visit: www.wrtd.org/general-information
Towns Served: Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Willington, Windham

Contact Northeastern Connecticut Transit District    
Visit: www.nectd.org |  Call: 860-774-3902
Towns Served: Brooklyn, Canterbury, Hampton, Killingly, Putnam, Thompson, Eastford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Woodstock, Union

Let’s Discuss Your Needs

If you or someone you know could benefit from Mobility or Transportation Assistance, The Kennedy Collective team would love to have a discussion. Please provide some initial information, and a team member will be in touch with you.