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The South Central Region possesses a robust transportation network that accommodates diverse modes of travel (Figure 14). The Region is home to two interstate highways: I-91, which runs north-south, and I-95, which runs east-west. Other important highways are Routes 1, 5, and 15 (north-south) and I-691 (east-west). Metro-North, Shore Line East, and Amtrak commuter rail service routes run parallel to Interstate 95 and Route 1. In 2016, new high-speed commuter rail service, as a result of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program, will provide easy access to cities along the north-south rail corridor. Several of the Region’s municipal plans of conservation and development have policies that recognize the rail stations and major transportation corridors as areas of sustainable future growth. Two regional airports (Tweed-New Haven and Meriden-Markham) and the largest deepwater port in Connecticut (New Haven) are located in the Region.  In May 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly passed HB5289 establishing a state-wide port authority. 

There is also a growing network of bicycle and pedestrian-oriented infrastructure. This network includes the Farmington Canal/East Coast Greenway and the Shoreline Greenway Trail (under construction). Extensive bus service, largely provided by CT Transit, is also available in the Region. These alternate modes of transportation are vital to reducing vehicular congestion.

For information about long term land use and transportation plans, please see the South Central Regional Council of Governments website.

BY AIR

    

Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN)

155 Burr Street
New Haven, CT 06512
P 203 466 8833
F 203 466 1199
www.flytweed.com
 
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, New Haven, (HVN), served by US Airways to Philadelphia, with connecting service to domestic and international destinations.  Conveniently located at exit 50 off I-95, 7.5 miles from downtown New Haven. 
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Bradley International Airport (BDL)

11 Schoephoester Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

P 860 292 2000

Bradley International Airport, Hartford (BDL), served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connecting services.  Approximately 45 minutes north of New Haven, I-91, exit 40.  


For additional information on area airports, including NYC, Providence and Boston, click here.

BY TRAIN

Metro-North Commuter Rail

P 212 532 4900
Commuter rail service between New Haven’s Union Station and New York's Grand Central Station.
 

    

Shore Line East Commuter Rail

P 203 777 7433 | 800 255 7433

www.shorelineeast.com

Commuter rail service between New London and New Haven.

Amtrak

P 800 872 7245
Amtrak train service via Union Station in New Haven:
  • NorthEast Regional: Boston, MA to Virginia Beach, VA
  • Acela Express: Boston, MA to Washington, DC
  • Shuttle: New Haven, CT to Springfield, MA
  • Vermonter: St. Albans, VT to Washington, DC

Conrail

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line
P 800 638 7646
www.conrail.com
 

BY BUS

BY SEA

CT Transit

100 Leibert Road

P.O. Box 66

Hartford, CT 06141

P 203 624 0151
 
CT TRANSIT is the state-owned bus service and is the largest bus operation in Connecticut. Its New Haven division operates 7 days a week over 18 local and one express route, connecting with other state-owned or subsidized bus services in Meriden, Wallingford, Milford, and the lower Naugatuck Valley areas, as well as with the New Haven Line and Shore Line East rail services. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
For additional bus service information, click here.
    

New Haven Port Authority

P 203 946 6778
Website
The largest deepwater port in Connecticut handling over half of the State's waterborne commerce (measured in tons).  The development of the port is managed by the New Haven Port Authority.
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CT Transit

Connecticut Department of Transportation

2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
P 860 594 2000
 
Responsible for state-wide transportation infrastructure and investments.

Rides to Work

560 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard

New Haven, CT 06519
P 203 624 1493
 
Provides Transportation-to-Work services for commuters in South Central region.

Rides to Work

560 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard

New Haven, CT 06519
P 203 624 1493
Provides Transportation-to-Work services for commuters in South Central region.

    

Rideworks

195 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 777 7433
Promotes use of transit, ride sharing and telecommuting options in South Central Connecticut.

 

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