Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc.
Our mission is to promote the coordination and consolidation of paratransit services for persons of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals in eastern Connecticut.
Commuter & Van Service
1-877- CTRIDES / 1-877-287-4337
CTrides is a free service sponsored by the CT Department of Transportation that answers the question “is there an easier way to get to work?” They offer information and assistance on carpooling, vanpooling and taking public transit in your area. Businesses can get help finding the best commuter options for their workforce and creative ideas to implement various programs.
Here are some of the CTRIDES offerings:
NuRide: Earn rewards for greener trips and redeem points for coupons, discounts and tickets to shows & attractions. You can also join NuRide and find people going your way for a carpool.
Vanpool: Have a long commute? Relax on your way to work in a commuter vanpool, and save up to 75% of your annual travel costs.
Guaranteed Ride Program: When illness or a personal emergency make it necessary to leave work early, the Guaranteed Ride Program provides free transportation to Easy Street® van riders, Express Bus and Shore Line East commuters who purchase a 31-Day or Monthly Pass.
Bus or Train: Leave your car in the driveway, and try the bus or train. It’s a great way to reduce the stress of commuting and save some cash.
Bicycling and Walking: Get your workout on your way to work. Bicycling or walking is a low cost solution; it’s good for your heart, soul, and the planet.
Telecommuting Planning Assistance: CCS provides free assistance to employers to design, develop, implement and maintain telecommuting best practices in order to relieve traffic congestion.