Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority

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Greater Bridgeport Transit
GBT Bridgeport logo.svg
GBT 4303 4708.jpg
2017 New Flyer Xcelsior 4708 & 2003 New Flyer D40LF 4303 near the Bridgeport Terminal
ParentGreater Bridgeport Transit
Founded1971
Headquarters1 Cross Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
LocaleGreater Bridgeport
Service areaGreater Bridgeport
Service typeLocal bus service
Routes16 (Routes 7, 19X, 22X, and 23 operate Monday-Friday; remaining routes operate 7 days a week)[1]
(one in conjunction with Norwalk Transit District and Milford Transit District)
HubsBridgeport Bus Terminal
Fleet60
Daily ridership22,100
Fuel typeDiesel
OperatorGreater Bridgeport Transit
Chief executiveDouglas C. Holcomb, AICP[2]
WebsiteGreater Bridgeport Transit

Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) is a transit service serving the Greater Bridgeport region of the U.S. state of Connecticut. GBT provides local bus service to the cities/towns of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Milford, Fairfield, Westport, Shelton, and Monroe.

Routes[edit]

Route no. Start End Via
1 University of Bridgeport/Seaside Park Dock Shopping Center (Stratford) Barnum Avenue (US 1)

Bridgeport Bus Terminal

2/Coastal Link Norwalk WHEELS Hub (Norwalk) (CL)
Post Road/Buckley Avenue (Westport) (2)
Connecticut Post Mall (Milford) (CL)
Dock Shopping Center (Stratford) (2)
Routes 1 and 130

Bridgeport Bus Terminal

3 Bridgeport Bus Terminal Westfield Trumbull (Trumbull) Madison Avenue
4 Park Avenue
5 Black Rock Turnpike at Commerce Drive Fairfield Avenue
6 Westfield Trumbull (Trumbull) Noble Avenue
Reservoir Avenue
Old Town Road
7
(rush hours only)
Carolton Hospital (Fairfield) Commerce Drive
8 Bridgeport Bus Terminal Westfield Trumbull (Trumbull) Main Street
9 Seaside Park Hawley Lane Mall (Nichols, Trumbull) (full-time)
Trumbull Industrial Park (rush hours only)
East Main Street (Route 127)

Bridgeport Bus Terminal
Iranistan Avenue

10 Fairfield Woods at Stillson Road Stratford Public Library (Stratford) (full-time)
Lordship (rush hours only)
Hollister Avenue

Bridgeport Bus Terminal
Black Rock Turnpike

13 Bridgeport Bus Terminal Success Park Central Avenue
15 Bridgeport Bus Terminal Derby-Shelton Railroad Station (Derby) Bridgeport Avenue

Hawley Lane Mall

17
(No Sunday service) (proposed suspension in July
Bridgeport Bus Terminal Success Park Boston Avenue/North Avenue (US 1)
19X
(rush hours only)
Bridgeport Bus Terminal Monroe Routes Route 25 and 111
22X
(rush hours only)
Bridgeport Avenue and Commerce Drive (Shelton) Route 8
23
(weekdays only)
Bridgeport Bus Terminal Derby-Shelton Railroad Station (Derby) Downtown Stratford

Route 110

NOTE: The 2 runs rush hours only, as a supplement to Coastal Link service.

Fare[edit]

GBT uses a system called ZipTrip for fare collection. This acts as any other pass or transfer would, permitting free, unlimited rides in any direction until expiration. It was first introduced in 2007, prior to which payment was made in cash or tokens. Tokens may still be purchased at the GBT hub adjacent to the Bridgeport Metro North Railroad station.[3]

Fare/cost Expiration time Notes
Standard ZipTrip: $1.75 90 minutes Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration
All Day ZipTrip: $4.00 Until 12:00 AM of the following day Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration
Reduced Fare ZipTrip: $0.85 90 minutes Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration.
Applies to seniors, the disabled, and citizens with a Medicare or Medicaid card.
Reduced Fare 31 Day ZipTrip: $45.00 31 days following purchase Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration.
Citizens under 17 years of age are eligible, with proper ID.
7 Day ZipTrip: $17.50 One week following purchase Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration
31 Day ZipTrip: $70.00 31 days following purchase Can be used an unlimited number of times until its expiration

Fleet[edit]

Manufacturer/Model Year built Series/
Quantity
Powertrain Notes Photo
New Flyer D40LF 2003 4301,4302,4309,4313
(4)
Cummins ISL/ Allison B400R6
  • Spare/Reserve buses
  • Replaced by the 2017 Xcelsior stock
  • Remaining 2003 New Flyer D40LF units are retired, sold or scrapped off.
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50EGR powertrain
  • These units have a GPS system, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT 4307.jpg
New Flyer D35LF 2003 5314,5315,5316,5335
(4)
Cummins ISL/ Allison B400R6
  • Spare/Reserve buses
  • Replaced by the 2017 Xcelsior stock
  • Remaining 2003 New Flyer D35LF units are retired, sold or scrapped off.
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50EGR powertrain
  • These units have a GPS system, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT 5314.jpg
Gillig LF 40' 2012 4201-4215
(15)
Cummins ISL9/Voith D864.5
  • Active
  • Replaced 1998/2000 Gillig Phantom Stock
  • These units have a GPS system, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT Gillig 4201.jpg
New Flyer XDE40

2012

329-330
(2)

Cummins ISB6.7/
Allison H40EP
  • Active
  • 2011 models
  • Bought through CTDOT contract for CT Transit, leased to GBT for their hybrid bus fuel economy testimonial
  • These units have a GPS system, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT NFI 329.jpg

2017

4701-4711
(11)

Cummins B6.7/
Allison H40EP
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003 New Flyer D40LF stock.
  • Have pedestrian warning systems (sound plays in tandem with a hazard light).
  • Have USB ports above passenger seats and driver shield
  • These units have a GPS system, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT 4701.jpg
New Flyer XD40 2017 4712-4720
(9)
Cummins L9\Voith D864.6
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003 New Flyer D40LF stock.
  • Have pedestrian warning systems (sound plays in tandem with a hazard light).
  • Have USB ports above passenger seats and driver shield
  • These units have GPS systems,LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
GBT NFI 4715.jpg
New Flyer XDE35 2017 3701-3709
(9)
Cummins B6.7\Allison H40EP
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003 New Flyer D35LF stock.
  • Have pedestrian warning systems (sound plays in tandem with a hazard light)
  • Have USB ports above passenger seats and driver shield
  • These units have GPS systems, LED destination, sign and automated announcements.
GBT 3703.jpg
New Flyer XD35 2017 3710-3715
(6)
Cummins L9\Voith D864.6
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003 New Flyer D35LF stock.
  • Have pedestrian warning systems (sound plays in tandem with a hazard light).
  • Have USB ports above passenger seats and driver shield.
  • These units have GPS systems, LED destination sign, and automated announcements.
Greater Bridgeport Transit 3710.jpg

GBT Access Fleet[edit]

Manufacturer/Model Order year Series/
Quantity
Powertrain Service Notes Photo
Ford Transit Startrans Candidate II with lift 2018 2701-2724
(24)
Powerstroke V8/TorqShift 5R110W 5 speed Door-to-door
  • Active

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GBTA Routes". Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "Board of Commissioners". Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  3. ^ http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/minmay12.pdf

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