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Encyclopedia > Norwalk Transit District

The Norwalk Transit District is the primary provider of public transportation services in Norwalk, Connecticut and surrounding communities. The district's fixed-route bus transit system, known as WHEELS, is the primary service of the system linking Norwalk and its immediate suburbs as well as peak-hour service as far north as Danbury (with HART) and as far east as Bridgeport (with GBTA) as well as shuttles to Metro-North stations. Paratransit services are also available for residents in the service area unable to use regular transit services. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Danbury is the name of some places in the United States of America and England: Danbury, Connecticut - by far the largest city with this name Danbury, Essex Danbury, New Hampshire Danbury, North Carolina Danbury, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Housatonic Area Regional Transit, known popularly as HART, is the provider of public transportation for Danbury, Connecticut and surrounding communities. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ...


The city of Norwalk founded the Norwalk Transit District in 1978, seven years after The Connecticut Company ceased operations in Norwalk outside of their route linking Norwalk to Stamford (which continues as Connecticut Transit-Stamford Route 41). Though an entity of its city, the district does also receive funding from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and has both its funds and transfers synched to those of the DOT-aligned CT Transit though it has not piggybacked onto that agency's bus orders. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) is a bus system serving much of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is a division of that states Department of Transportation. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government type Mayor-Board of representatives Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

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Routes

WHEELS operates fixed routes throughout its service area. A "pulse-point" system is used with all routes meeting at the "WHEELS Hub" in downtown Norwalk to facilitate instant transfers between routes plus CT Transit Route 41 (though passengers on WHEELS routes 11 and 13 can transfer earlier/later during their shared area on U.S. Route 1). Fares as of 2006 are $1.25 (US) with a free transfer which can be used on WHEELS, CT Transit, HART, GBTA, or Milford Transit. U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...


WHEELS Services

  • 13 fixed route services, all in the city limits of Norwalk, which run as bidirectional loops from approximately 5:30 am-7:00 pm weekdays and (most routes) 7:00 am-7:00 pm weekends.
  • 2 "Evening Shuttle" routes which provide extra service alongside Main Street and Connecticut Avenue. These buses also meet arriving and departing trains at Metro-North Railroad's South Norwalk station.
  • 2 "Sunday Shuttle" routes which run alongside Main Street and Connecticut Avenue which are similar to the Evening Shuttles.
  • The Coastal Link, a weekday shuttle running to Bridgeport and Milford operated with the GBTA and Milford Transit District and funded by CDOT.
  • The Route 7 Link, a weekday route running between Norwalk and Danbury operated with HART and funded by CDOT.
  • Commuter shuttle service from the WHEELS hub to the Merritt 7 business park, Norwalk Hospital, the U.S. headquarters of Virgin Atlantic Airways, and 10/20 Westport Road in Wilton.

Outside Norwalk, WHEELS offers several variable services including: The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ... The South Norwalk Metro-North Railroad station is one of three stations serving the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut via the New Haven Line and is the more significant of the three. ... Original-style Vermont US 7 shield with embossed features United States Highway 7 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 309 miles (497 km) from northern Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways usually referred to as Virgin Atlantic, is one of the airlines of Richard Bransons Virgin Group, operating long-haul routes between London and North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. ...

  • 2 bus routes serving the town of Westport
  • ADA and Paratrasit service for much of Fairfield County
  • A commuter shuttle route serving Greenwich

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Fleet

At its inception, the city of Norwalk purchased a fleet of Mercedes-Benz minibuses as a starter fleet; these buses were soon replaced by Scania buses which were built in nearby Orange when it became evident that the minibuses outgrew growing ridership. By the mid-1980s, a fleet of GMC RTS buses was purchased by the NTD in a joint order with GBTA (from whom secondhand RTS's were later acquired). In 1992, most of the earlier buses were replaced with an order from Flxible for their METRO model. This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Scania (SkÃ¥ne in Swedish  ) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)[1] of the Kingdom of Sweden, since 1997 a county (Län) of Sweden, before 1658 part of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... GMC produced a small line of buses along with Chevrolet Buses. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ...


In 2004, the aging WHEELS fleet led NTD to undergo a fleet replacement with an order for Orion Bus Industries's Orion VII being placed to replace all RTS buses and most Flxibles; these buses are the first low-floor buses in the WHEELS fleet. Orion sister Thomas Built Buses also won a contract for their SLF low-floor model which is used sparingly on commuter shuttles. Also used on the CDOT-funded Coastal Link and Route 7 Link services are several New Flyer D40LF buses which came from a statewide order. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... A 2000 Orion VI (06. ... The passenger door of a low-floor tram. ... Thomas Built Buses, Inc. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


Currently, most service in the fleet including most midday and all Saturday service is provided by the Orion VII buses. The remaining Flxible buses as well as the Thomas and New Flyer buses see service only during weekdays and then mostly during rush hours.


External link

  • Norwalk Transit District Homepage

 
 

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