January 25, 2022

The Wheels on the Bus Go Text, Text, Text…

Gone are the days of sitting outside waiting for the bus to arrive.  With the recent addition of text messaging by 9 Town Transit, passengers will receive a text message on their cellular phone telling them when the bus will arrive.

Passengers can sign up for the service when making a reservation.  9 Town Transit’s scheduling software will automatically send a text message shortly before the scheduled pick up time with the actual expected arrival time, reducing wait time for passengers.  The arrival times are based on real-time GPS data at the time of the text message to provide an accurate estimate.  While there is no charge by 9 Town Transit for this service, cellular service providers standard text message rates do apply.

The Estuary Transit District provides public transit service via the fleet of 13 buses to Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook through its 9 Town Transit service.  Connections are provided to New Haven, Middletown, Hartford and New London/Norwich bus services as well as Shoreline East Commuter Rail.  All services are open to the general public with no age or disability restrictions.

Additional information, route maps and schedules are available online at www.9towntransit.com or by calling 9 Town Transit at 860-510-0429.