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Town Hall Meeting To Examine Improvements For Westport's Bus Service

The results of a study on the needs of bus riders in Westport will be presented to the public on Dec. 14 at the Westport Town Hall Auditorium.
The results of a study on the needs of bus riders in Westport will be presented to the public on Dec. 14 at the Westport Town Hall Auditorium. Photo Credit: Northwalk Transit Authority

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The results of a study designed to improve bus service in Westport and the surrounding area will be presented to the public on Monday, Dec. 14.

The Western Connecticut Council of Governments, in cooperation with the Town of Westport and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, conducted the study of the Westport Bus Service to identify the needs of the community and to develop a plan.

The presentation will include recommendations for changes to service, including extended hours; a midday circulator between downtown and the Saugatuck rail station; bus shelters and capital improvements; and enhanced marketing. The program is designed to enhance bus service for customers who currently use the buses, to attract new riders, and to reduce demand for train station parking

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium.

The WTD “Minibus” began operations in 1974 and currently provides peak hour shuttles to the Saugatuck and Greens Farm rail stations, as well as para-transit services for the elderly and disabled populations in the community.

A draft of Westport Bus Study Final Report is available for review at the Westport Library and at the Westport Town Hall in the first selectman’s Office, as well as the Planning and Zoning Department. The report is also posted at: https://westcog.org/transportation-studies .

For more information about the study and the presentation, contact Sue Prosi, WestCOG Senior Transportation Manager, at (203) 316-5190 or via email at sprosi@westcog.org.

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