Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority

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Greater Bridgeport Transit
GBT Bridgeport logo.svg
GBT 4303 4708.jpg
2017 New Flyer XDE40 #4708 & 2003 New Flyer D40LF #4303 near the Bridgeport Terminal
Parent Greater Bridgeport Transit
Founded 1971
Headquarters 1 Cross Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Locale Greater Bridgeport
Service area Greater Bridgeport
Service type Local bus service
Routes 19 (Routes 7,14.16.19X,20,22X, and 23 operate Monday-Friday) remaining routes operate 7 days a week [1]
(one in conjunction with Norwalk Transit and Milford Transit)
Fleet 52,+(2) retired 2003 NF Fleets (D40LF,& D35LF), and one spare 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
Daily ridership 22,100
Operator Greater Bridgeport Transit
Chief executive Douglas C. Holcomb, AICP[2]
Website Greater 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
14
(weekdays only)
Monroe Westfield Trumbull (Trumbull) Route 111
15 Bridgeport Bus Terminal Derby-Shelton Railroad Station (Derby) Bridgeport Avenue

Hawley Lane Mall

16
(weekdays only)
Woodend Road and Sedgewick Road Hawley Lane Mall (Stratford) (full-time)
Trumbull Industrial Park (rush hours only)
Main Street
Huntington Road
17
(No Sunday service)
Bridgeport Bus Terminal Success Park Boston Avenue/North Avenue (US 1)
19X
(rush hours only)
Bridgeport Bus Terminal Monroe Routes Route 25 and 111
20
(weekdays only)
Stepney Westfield Trumbull (Lower Long Hill, Trumbull)
Newtown Turnpike
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. The ZipTrip 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 2007, cash or tokens were the only methods available. 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 amount of times until its expiration time.
All Day ZipTrip: $4.00 Until 12:00 AM of the following day Can be used an unlimited amount of times until its expiration time.
Reduced Fare ZipTrip: $0.85 90 Minutes Can be used an unlimited amount of times until its expiration time.
Applies to Senior's, 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 amount of times until its expiration date.
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 amount of times until its expiration date.
31 Day ZipTrip: $70.00 31 days following purchase Can be used an unlimited amount of times until its expiration date.

Active Fleet[edit]

Manufacturer/ Model Year Built Series/
Quantity
Powertrain Notes Photo
Gillig LF 40' 2012 4201-4215
(15)
Cummins ISL9/Voith D864.5
  • Active
  • Replaced 1998 Gillig Phantom 40' fleet & one 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
  • 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 329.jpg
New Flyer XDE40 2017 4701-4711
(11)
Cummins ISB6.7\Allison H40EP
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003-2004 New Flyer D40LF fleet
  • 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 ISL9\Voith D864.6
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003-2004 New Flyer D40LF fleet
  • 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 NFI 4715.jpg
New Flyer XDE35 2017 3701-3709
(9)
Cummins ISB6.7\Allison H40EP
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003-2004 New Flyer D35LF fleet
  • 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 3703.jpg
New Flyer XD35 2017 3710-3715
(6)
Cummins ISL9\Voith D864.6
  • Active
  • Replaced 2003-2004 New Flyer D35LF fleet.
  • 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 3710.jpg

Retired Fleets-Late 1990's To Present[edit]

Manufacturer/ Model Year Built Series
(Qty.)
Powertrain Notes Photo
Gillig Phantom 40' 1998 9838-9851
(14)
Cummins M11\Voith D864.3
  • Replaced by New Flyer D40LF,New Flyer D35LF fleets, & later Gillig LF 40' fleet
  • This unit has a GPS system,LED destination sign, and automated announcements
Gillig Phantom 40' 2000 2052
(1)
Cummins ISM\Allison B-400R5
  • Was part of the 1998 Gillig Phantom 40' fleet
  • Replaced by New Flyer D40LF,New Flyer D35LF fleets, & later the Gillig LF 40' fleet
  • This unit has a GPS system,LED destination sign, and automated announcements
  • Originally belonged to Santa Clarita Transit;traded for GBTA 2006 Optima AH-28
GBT Gillig 2052.jpg
New Flyer D40LF 2003 4301-4313
(13)
Cummins ISL\Allison B-400R5
  • Mostly retired;a few are still running as spares
  • Replaced by 2017 New Flyer XDE40 and New Flyer XD40 fleets
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel series 50EGR engines
  • These units have a GPS system,LED destination sign, and automated announcements
GBT 4307.jpg
New Flyer D35LF 2003 5314-5340
(27)
Cummins ISL\Allison B-400R5
  • Mostly retired;a few are still running as spares
  • Replaced by 2017 New Flyer XDE35 & New Flyer XD35 fleets
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel series 50EGR engines
  • These units have a GPS system,LED destination sign, and automated announcements
GBT 5326.jpg
New Flyer D40LF 2003 327-328
(2)
Detroit Diesel Series 50EGR\Allison B-400R5
  • Were leased from CT Transit;Both were auctioned off for sale
  • These units have a GPS system,LED destination sign, and automated announcements

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GBTA Routes". Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  2. ^ "NTD Program 2006 filing for GBTA" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/minmay12.pdf

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