Within the Southwestern, Connecticut region (including Greenwich) there several transportation groups and organizations that work to make regional commuting easier. These groups include: The Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Commuter Rail (Metro-North), Metropool, and the Rideshare Company (with Easy Street®).
The Connecticut Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, Connecticut CT 06131-7546
Transportation Service Organizations
The Connecticut Department of Transportation works with the public, transportation partners, state and federal legislators, and other state and local agencies to provide a safe and efficient transportation system for the people traveling in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Commuter Rail-MTA Metro-North
MTA Metro-North Railroad
Peter A. Cannito
347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3739
MTA Metro-North Railroad, the second largest commuter railroad in the United States, provides approximately 250,000 customer trips each weekday and some 73,000,000 trips per year. A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North was founded in 1983 when the MTA assumed control of Conrail commuter operations in the states of New York and Connecticut.
100 Leibert Road, P.O. Box 66
Hartford, CT 06141-0066
Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) is the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT)-owned bus service. Several companies under contract to CDOT operate services in metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut.
The Greenwich region is served by two main bus routes linking Port Chester, NY to the west and Stamford, CT to the east.
Stamford to Portchester: This Greenwich bus route operates daily and weekends and generally follows East Putnam and West Putnam Avenues, commonly known as Route 1 or the Post Road, with a loop to Delevan Avenue, Armstrong Court, Hamilton Avenue and Field Point Road. The route incorporates 27 runs with 12 scheduled stops on each run between 5:43 a.m. and 9:36 p.m.
Stamford to Old Greenwich: This smaller bus route operates Mondays through Fridays and loops south into Old Greenwich, following Sound Beach Avenue and Shore Road. There are six scheduled stops on each run with three runs in the morning rush hours and four other runs spaced into the evening rush hour.
Between scheduled stops on both routes, where practical the drivers make unscheduled stops for passengers who signal. All buses are equipped with bicycle racks.
Fares: The basic fare on all runs is $1.25 with discounts for seniors, youths between the ages of 5 and 18 and multi-trip tickets. Children 4 or younger ride free.
Metro Pool Inc.
One Landmark Square, 8th Floor
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
A range of free transportation assistance covering ride-matching, guaranteed rides and direct employer outreach is offered to commuters by MetroPool which serves serves Southwestern Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York.
MetroPool has been in operation for two decades and currently administers programs for nearly 300 companies. The number of single-occupied vehicles removed from the road, an estimated 21,000, would fill three lines of traffic bumper-to-bumper for 33 miles.
100 Corporate Drive
Windsor, Connecticut 06095
The Rideshare Company is a Windsor, Connecticut non-profit transportation solutions entity which helps Connecticut business’ improve the quality of life for Connecticut workers through efficient transportation programs. It provides van pooling for commuters, schools, camps and municipalities via its Easy Street® vanpooling service as well as Fleet Management Consulting for companies with their own vans. The Rideshare Company came into existence in 1980 with former Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso spearheading collaboration between government and the heads of several Connecticut companies
Easy Street®-a service of the Rideshare Company
Easy Street Schedules
Easy Street® is statewide commuter van services non-profit company (operated by the Rideshare Company) designed to help people who live or work in Connecticut get to their jobs. It offers over 300 routes daily transporting 3,000 riders.
Despite Easy Streets® 300 routes across the state there is none that directly services the Greenwich, Connecticut area. There are a few routes which service nearby Stamford, Connecticut as well as the other Fairfield County towns of
In communities like Greenwich where Easy Street® is not directly available a business with five potential full time riders and a driver can start one. For the five person van, a minivan vehicle would be provided, while companies with eight full-time riders would be allocated a 12-passenger van.