College football fans have a new way to travel to University of Connecticut football games after Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that the CTfastrak Rapid Transit bus service will offer rides to Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
Specially marked CTfastrak buses will depart from The Travelers building on Main Street in Hartford every 15 minutes between 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. on game day.The fare for up to two-hours of travel on the CTfastrak system is $1.50 per person ($0.75 for seniors and disabled individuals) and $3.00 for an all-day pass, the same as on local CTtransit buses.
"It helps out the community more, people can travel faster," said Jose Cartagena of Hartford.
Bus riders taking a CTfastrak bus or CTtransit bus anywhere in central Connecticut will be able to transfer for free onto the new football express bus with a valid CTfastrak ticket, CTtransit transfer or regular multi-ride CTtransit pass.
The CTfastrak football express buses will enter the stadium grounds through a special entrance and drop off football fans close to the stadium entrance. The first CTfastrak bus will depart Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field 15 minutes after the end of the third quarter.
Remaining buses will leave beginning 30 minutes after the game. The last bus will leave one hour after the game ends.
UConn faces off against Army on Saturday. Kick off is slated for noon.
For information about CTfastrak, visit www.ctfastrak.com.
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