Our transit system offers a wide range of services, including public Dial-A-Ride, on-demand ADA Paratransit options, fixed-route and deviated fixed-route buses. We pride ourselves on providing safe, affordable, and accessible transportation for all members of our community.
Please select a service below to learn more information.
RVT offers both fixed-route and deviated fixed-route buses. Our routes operate throughout Middlesex County, but also provide service to Madison, Meriden and New London. Routes and schedules can be found on the Schedules page.
Fixed routes run on a published schedule and route with no deviations. The bus may be flagged down anywhere along the route without a reservation.
Deviated fixed routes also run on a published schedule and may be accessed by flagging down the bus as it nears, however they also provide off-route service by advanced reservation within 3/4 of a mile of the route. No reservations are required for pick-ups along the published route.
Each schedule lists scheduled stops along the route. The time listed is the time the bus will depart the scheduled stop, though stops are made along the route in-between. Locate the scheduled stop nearest your departure point to estimate when it will arrive. Plan to be outside along the route at least five minutes early. Learn more on the How to Ride page.
Transfers are provided at no charge with fare payment by cash or tickets when requested upon boarding. They are valid on the next connecting bus for a continuing one-way trip on the next RVT, CT Transit or Southeast Area Transit route. Learn more about fares and transfers on the Fares page.
ADA Paratransit is an origin-to-destination service for individuals of any age with a physical or cognitive disability that prevents them from using the RVT route system. Trips that qualify as ADA Paratransit must have origins and destinations that are within 3/4 of a mile of a fixed-route, and occur with the same hours and days of operation. Fares are $3.50 per trip for all customers.
Dial-A-Ride offers curb-to-curb general public transit service in a sixteen town area Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM until 4:30 PM. However, Dial-A-Ride is not available when traveling within 3/4 mile of our bus routes. Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride service, meaning you may ride with others and may not always take a direct route to your destination. Fares are $3.50 per trip, or just a suggested donation of $1.75 for qualifying seniors.
XtraMile is a ride sharing service that anyone can use to get to and from anywhere in our service area. Our shuttle bus picks you up and takes you to wherever it is that you need to go right when you need it. Download the app and try it out!
XtraMile now operates in two service areas, the Shoreline XtraMile area and the new Middletown XtraMile area.
River Valley Transit, CT Department of Transportation, and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are partnering to provide seasonal FREE transit service to Hammonasset State Park and Beach, Clinton Crossing, downtown Middletown, Madison town center and beyond! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, three routes provide weekend and holiday service. An interactive map is also available on the Schedules page.
People with disabilities and seniors age 60 and up are eligible to use our new Taxi Voucher Program. Taxi vouchers allow you to purchase taxi fares at half price. The vouchers may then be used for transportation to anywhere in Connecticut and at anytime that the participating taxi company provides service. To qualify as disabled, you must be ADA certified, have a statewide reduced fare ID card or a Medicare card.
Visit the Fares page to learn more about reduced fare ID cards.
For reservations, call Curtin Transportation at (860) 443-1655 from 9am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.