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*****NOTICE*****

ADA Advisory Meeting

Update as needed
2pm-4pm
1014 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514


 

*****NOTICE*****

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED TO ALERT RIDERS OF PENDING FARE INCREASES

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 19, 2014

ALL CURRENT GNHTD FARES OF $2.60

ARE BEING INCREASED BY 40 CENTS TO $3.00

10 RIDE BOOKS ARE INCREASING FROM $23.40 TO $24.00

RIDERS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED 10 RIDE BOOKS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THESE BOOKS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE HAS BEEN POSTEDPLEASE CALL 203-288-6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THESE FARE ADJUSTMENTS.

 

 


Hamden Shopping Shuttle Will Begin Limited Service Starting Thursday June 13, 2013

THE GNHTD/MYRIDE
HAMDEN SHOPPING SHUTTLE
WILL BEGIN LIMITED SERVICE STARTING THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2013

THE HAMDEN SHOPPING SHUTTLE WILL ONLY OPERATE ON THURSDAYS AND WILL FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE BELOW

75 Washington Avenue Hamden, CT

8:30AM

9:30AM

10:30AM

11:30AM

12:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davenport Dunbar 135 Putnam Street Hamden, CT

8:40

9:40

10:40

11:40

12:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sav-A-Lot 1125 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

8:45

9:45

10:45

11:45

12:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Stop & Shop 1245 Dixwell Avenue Hamden,  CT

8:50

9:50

10:50

11:50

12:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVS 2045 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

8:55

9:55

10:55

11:55

12:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Stop & Shop 2335 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

9:00

10:00

11:00

12:00PM

1:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kohl's 2380 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

9:05

10:05

11:05

12:05

1:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wal-Mart 2300 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

9:10

10:10

11:05

12:05

1:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Rite 2100 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT

9:15

10:15

11:15

12:15

1:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75 Washington Avenue Hamden, CT

9:20AM

10:20AM

11:20AM

12:20PM

1:20PM

All Times are Approximate

PLEASE CALL 203-288-6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THESE SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

MYRIDE1                                MYRIDE2

 

 

 

 


A Taxi Voucher Program
through a joint venture between
Metro Taxi and Greater New Haven Transit District
(Funded through the USDOT, FTA New Freedom Program and CDOT)

 

 

Taxi Voucher / Debit Card Program

The voucher program will go beyond the ADA service by providing a taxi debit card at a reduced price to people defined as having a disability under the ADA definition therein. Metro Access can be used for taxi trips that go beyond the ADA service area and times that ADA paratransit is not available, same day service, 24/7. Data collected from use of the taxi voucher debit cards includes the name, pick up and drop off point of the rider.

Area of Service

In order to use the new Taxi Voucher Program, each trip that you take must either BEGIN or END in one of the following towns:

New Haven, East Haven, North Haven, West Haven, Hamden, Woodbridge, Meriden, Wallingford, Branford, North Branford, Orange, Milford and Guilford.

For example: A Metro Taxi may pick up in Hartford and drop off in Hamden; it may not pick up in Hartford and drop off in Shelton

Eligibility and Application Process

Contact Greater New Haven Transit District at 203-288-6282. GNHTD personnel will interview individuals for their services and will include the Taxi Voucher Program in the interview process. Program information and applications are also included on the GNHTD website.

The current GNHTD Paratransit Application can be viewed by clicking Here


Monthly Taxi Voucher Allotment

When you first enroll, you will be asked how often you plan to use the taxi service. This helps to determine the amount of taxi voucher you will be allotted per month. Unless otherwise determined, you will be allowed to purchase up to $100.00 worth of credit on your taxi debit per month, which will cost you $50.00. A $25.00 minimum will initially be required for the first time purchase of vouchers. Thereafter, there is no minimum purchase required.

If need for the wheelchair accessible taxi is urgent, you can always call Metro Taxi as they will be operating the wheelchair accessible taxis on all shifts, 24/7 and pay the prevailing rates until the vouchers/debit cards are obtained.

Once you purchase up to the monthly allotment, you will be assigned a monthly purchase date. You may not purchase more taxi voucher credit before that purchase date, but you may apply for additional voucher credits if needed for a particular month. For example, if you are usually approved to purchase $100.00 in vouchers, but in the next month, you know you will need to purchase more because of temporary employment, you can request more for that given month.

If you request additional taxi vouchers each month for six consecutive months, the amount may increase the monthly allotment permanently if you are using the vouchers for transportation to employment and can show evidence of taxi vouchers for this need.


Disclaimer

This is a new program and it is uncertain how long the current funding will last. Taxi Vouchers will be available as long as funding for the program is available.


Purchasing Voucher/Debit Card

After you have been approved for the Voucher Program, you can send a check or money order by mail to:

GNHTD Taxi Voucher Program
840 Sherman Ave.
Hamden CT 06514

or make a payment in person and it will be credited in the amount of your payment toward taxi transportation. For example, if you deposited $25.00 with GNHTD you will receive a credit for $50.00 worth of taxi fares.

The current Metro Access Card Form can be viewed and printed by clicking Here

 

Attendants and Companions

Attendants may ride for free with an individual who requires assistance. They must start and end their rides with the voucher/debit card holder. Only the certified rider may possess and use the taxi voucher/debit card and attendants cannot under any circumstance use the voucher/debit card.

 

When to Call the Taxi Company

For accessible taxi service, since there are fewer vehicles available, it is recommend that you call one hour in advance at (203) 777-7777. For persons who use TTY, it is recommended that the 711 relay service be used to reserve or call Metro Taxi. The individual should state if they need a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

 

Lost Taxi Voucher Debit Cards

If there is a lost or stolen voucher/debit card the individual must report it to Metro Taxi as soon as possible. A new voucher/debit card will be issued and any unused taxi credit will be transferred to the new card.

For more information concerning the Taxi Voucher/Debit Card program contact: Greater New Haven Transit District at 203-288-6282.


 

 

GREATER NEW HAVEN TRANSIT DISTRICT

Extended Dial-A-Ride

 

THE EXTENDED DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE

service began service on April 21, 2008

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULES

Schedules May Change - Please Check Back

NOTICE

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED TO ALERT RIDERS OF THE
EXTENDED DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE
OF SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

THE
EXTENDED DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE
WILL OPERATE ON TUESDAYS
EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, November, 20 2012

THE
EXTENDED DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE
WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS SCHEDULED ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PLEASE CALL 203-288-6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THESE SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

 




 

GNHTD Service Changes
Effective 10/01/08

Recently the State of Connecticut offered additional funding to supply transportation to individuals that are 60 years or older or for individuals that have a disability.

This funding was offered to each Municipality in the State. The Municipalities were encouraged to “pool” their money with a Council of Governments or a Transit Agency to supply transportation regionally.

The following Municipalities chose to pool their funding with Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD); Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.

GNHTD has established a new service with this funding called Regional Rides Program (RRP) (AVAILABLE OCTOBER 19TH, 2009).

Below we have outlined various services offered by GNHTD.


 

GNHTD Services Effective 10/01/08

  ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act)
(No Changes)
 

  • Hours of service are 7 days a week 5AM – 12AM . (All hours of service noted in this document reflect inclusive hours of service. The first pickup on any service will be performed no earlier than 20 minutes after the start of the service. The last drop-off off any service must be performed 30 minutes prior to the end of the service.)

  • Calls are taken from 9AM – 5PM 7 days a week.

  • Riders may book rides from 7 days to 1 day before expected ride.

  • No same day service.

  • Rides must be within ¾ of a mile on either side of an established Connecticut Transit fixed route.

  • Riders must have a disability as outlined by ADA regulations.

  • Cost per trip is currently $2.60 and is mandated to be twice the fixed route cost.

  • Cash or State Vouchers (Yellow) may be used as payment for this service.

 


**RRP SERVICE NOTICE**

DUE TO REDUCED STATE FUNDING, HIGH RIDERSHIP AND BUDGET RESTRICTIONS
REGIONAL RIDES PROGRAM (RRP) SERVICE WILL BE REDUCED EFFECTIVE:
4/21/13

RRP SERVICE WILL NOT OPERATE ON SUNDAYS
RRP RIDES WILL BE LIMITED TO:
MEDICAL, WORK, ADULT DAY CARE AND
SHOPPING TRIPS ONLY
ADA SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE
5AM THROUGH 12AM
SUNDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WITH NO RIDE RESTRICTIONS

PLEASE CALL 203-288-6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THESE SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

 

RRP
(Regional Rides Program)
Please note changes in the days and hours of service
effective December 24, 2010 through July 1, 2011
 

  • Hours of service are 7 days a week. Monday through Sunday from 5am – 11pm. (All hours of service noted in this document reflect inclusive hours of service. The first pickup on any service will be performed no earlier than 20 minutes after the start of the service. The last drop-off off any service must be performed 30 minutes prior to the end of the service.)

  • Calls are taken from 11AM – 5PM 7 days a week.

  • Riders may book rides from 7 days to 1 day before expected ride.

  • No same day service.

  • Rides must be within the boundaries of the 12 member municipalities serviced by RRP. These towns are; Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Hamden, Guilford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.

  • Riders must be residents of the above referenced municipalities and be over 60 years of age or have a disability as outlined by ADA regulations.

  • Cost per trip is currently $2.60 and is set by GNHTD Management recommendation with Board and RRP member municipality approval.

  • Cash or GNHTD Vouchers (Green) may be used as payment for this service. (GNHTD Vouchers must be purchased through GNHTD. Call 1-203-288-6282 for additional information)

 

**RRP SERVICE NOTICE**

DUE TO REDUCED STATE FUNDING, HIGH RIDERSHIP AND BUDGET RESTRICTIONS
REGIONAL RIDES PROGRAM (RRP) SERVICE WILL BE REDUCED EFFECTIVE:
4/21/13

RRP SERVICE WILL NOT OPERATE ON SUNDAYS
RRP RIDES WILL BE LIMITED TO:
MEDICAL, WORK, ADULT DAY CARE AND
SHOPPING TRIPS ONLY
ADA SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE
5AM THROUGH 12AM
SUNDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WITH NO RIDE RESTRICTIONS

PLEASE CALL 203-288-6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THESE SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

 

 


DAR
(Dial-A-Ride)
(Please note significant changes to hours of service)
 

  • Hours of service are 7 days a week, from 5AM – 10AM and from 3PM – 11PM . (All hours of service noted in this document reflect inclusive hours of service. The first pickup on any service will be performed no earlier than 20 minutes after the start of the service. The last drop-off off any service must be performed 30 minutes prior to the end of the service.)

  • Calls are taken from 11AM – 5PM 7 days a week.

  • Riders may book rides from 7 days to 1 day before expected ride.

  • No same day service.

  • Rides must be within the boundaries of the 10 member municipalities serviced by DAR . These towns are; Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.

  • Riders must be residents of the above referenced municipalities and be over 60 years of age or have a disability as outlined by ADA regulations.

  • Cost per trip is currently $2.60 and is set by GNHTD Management recommendation with Board approval.

  • Cash or State Vouchers (Yellow) may be used as payment for this service.


 

JARC
(Jobs Access Reverse Commute)

  • Hours of service are 5 days a week. Monday through Friday from 6AM – 6PM (All hours of service noted in this document reflect inclusive hours of service. The first pickup on any service will be performed no earlier than 20 minutes after the start of the service. The last drop-off off any service must be performed 30 minutes prior to the end of the service.)

  • This service offers rides to passengers to and from work. JARC passengers are on the same schedule for all trips.

  • No same day service or change of rides is allowed.

  • Rides must be within the boundaries of member municipalities of GNHTD. The municipalities serviced will include; Bethany Branford, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge. Funding for this service is limited and additional participants and municipalities to the service will be determined as requests are made.

  • Rides must be within 3/4 of a mile on either side of an established Connecticut Transit fixed route.
  • Riders must have a disability as outlined by ADA regulations. Riders for the JARC program must be a member of GNHTD to be considered for the service.
  • Cost per trip is currently $2.60 and is set by GNHTD Management recommendation with Board approval.
  • Cash or State Vouchers (Yellow) may be used as payment for this service.

 

Existing clients who are eligible for The Regional Rides Program will be able to register for Regional Rides simply by calling 1-203-288-6282 and answering a few simple questions.

Residents of the Regional Ride municipalities who are not currently members must complete an application. Applications are available at most Senior Centers and at GNHTD.

Combined services will allow clients of GNHTD more freedom to go to more locations and also begin utilizing the services at an earlier age.

Please do not hesitate to call 1-203-288-6282 to learn more about the services offered by GNHTD, change the status of your current membership or to become a member of the service.

Greater New Haven Transit District


 

 

See something? Say something.
If you see something suspicious, talk to your driver, call the bus company, or call the police (911).

Transit employee and customer efforts can go a long way toward enhancing the security of the transit system.

Let's count on each other for a safe ride

¿Ve algo? Diga algo.
Si usted nota algo sospechoso, hable con el conductor, llame a la compañía de autobús o a la policía (marcando 911).

Los esfuerzos puestos, tanto por los empleados del tránsito como por los clientes, pueden tener una gran importancia en la mejora de la seguridad del sistema de tránsito.

Contemos el uno en el otro para tener un viaje seguro

 


Client Certifications - Monthly Reports

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2 new buses to use hydrogen power
December 13, 2004
Andy Bromage , Register Staff
789-5714
NEW HAVEN — The Elm City is welcoming a futuristic new transport to its alternative transit fleet.
By 2006, an urban transit bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell will join the battery-powered trolleys making loops through town. A second bus will follow soon after.

U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3, got $3 million for the project included in the 2004-05 transportation appropriations bill.

DeLauro will join Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and members of the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition and the Greater New Haven Transit District in announcing the project today. A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the State Street rail station.

"These buses will usher in the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicles, placing New Haven at the forefront of the alternative fuel initiative," she said.

A fuel cell is a device that converts hydrogen fuel and oxygen from the air into electrical power through a chemical reaction. Fuel cells provide power that is quiet, fuel-efficient and generates no harmful emissions.

The Greater New Haven Clean Cities and the Transit District are collaborating with the Department of Traffic and Parking to develop and bring the two buses to market.

The Federal Transit Administration is funding the project, which also includes money to build a hydrogen fueling station for the buses.

Other U.S. cities have buses powered by fuel cells, but New Haven’s pair will be the only ones whose fuel cells were built from scratch, said Derek Slap, DeStefano’s spokesman.

Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania State University now have hydrogen fueling stations, he said.

"The hope is that, like Yale has created a biotech boom here in New Haven, the same thing could happen with the hydrogen fuel cell technology," Slap said.

The buses will be 30-34 feet long and run on a 200-300 kilowatt fuel cell that has a 12-year life span.

They will be outfitted with wireless communications and visual marketing equipment and be fully handicapped accessible.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has said it hopes to have 10 percent of all buses purchased running on fuel cell power by 2015.

Congress originally appropriated $1 million in 2002 for creation of two buses powered by compressed natural gas. The project stalled because the bus makers folded due to lack of interest in the initiative.

DeLauro managed to preserve the funds for New Haven. Now the pot has grown to $3 million.

There are already fuel cells providing power at the Yale University’s Environmental Sciences building and the New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority wastewater treatment plant.

A half-dozen other fuel cells are scattered around Connecticut towns.

©New Haven Register 2005


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