Making the Commute
Alternative Transportation Options
Alternative Transit Facts:
- Only two blocks from the green, State Street Station makes downtown New Haven walkable for commuters.
- There is now one-train, one-seat Shore Line East express service to Bridgeport and Stamford.
- Insurance Discounts are available for rideshare users.
- Connections between New Haven Line (Metro North) and Shore Line East trains are available within ten minutes.
- Commuter Connection shuttle buses meet morning and afternoon/evening Shore Line East trains in New Haven and travel to/from downtown work sites. Commuter Connections are also available at the South Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich stations.
- Private shuttles offer connections between Shore Line East and additional New Haven area employers (i.e. Yale, St. Raphael's, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Fusco Corporation).
- The Guaranteed Ride program offers "insurance" for the carpool, vanpool, or Shore Line East passenger - a free ride for mass transit users in the case of a family emergency or an unexpected late night at work.
- Telecommute Connecticut offers employer and employee assistance in developing work-from-home situations both full and part-time.
- UniRail tickets save commuters up to $51 per month.
Some auto insurance carriers offer discounts to individuals who carpool, vanpool or take the train or bus to work. The following companies have indicated such discounts are available, either as part of a specific rideshare program or by reduced rates based on miles traveled to work each week. Terms and conditions may vary. Participating companies are listed below in alphabetical order: