Microtransit Expands Across Southwest Connecticut

  • Date: 02/11/2024

Microtransit “is basically a cross between transit and Uber so it’s on-demand shared rides,” according to Frank Petise, Stamford’s Transportation Bureau Chief. The service usually involves a smaller vehicle than a city bus—think minibus or SUV—paired with an app and phone number that allow users to request a ride, similar to ridesharing services like Uber. Multiple riders can be picked up by the same vehicle and dropped off at their destinations inside of the microtransit service areas.

Microtransit has already been used in the region—in Norwalk and Westport, but new funding from the state will add microtransit options to Stamford and grow the offerings in Norwalk.

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