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Bureau of Public Transportation Overview for the Governor’s Commission on the Reorganization of the Department of Transportation September 6, 2007 Peter A. Richter, Jr. Bureau Chief, Public Transportation Bureau of Public Transportation MISSION STATEMENT
Bureau of Public Transportation Overview for theGovernor’s Commission on the Reorganization of the Department of TransportationSeptember 6, 2007
Peter A. Richter, Jr.
Bureau Chief, Public Transportation
The mission of the Bureau of Public Transportation is for the development, maintenance, and operation of a safe and efficient system of motor carrier and rail facilities for the movement of people and goods, such as bus transit, rail operations and ridesharing programs.
CTTRANSIT, Express Bus, Transit Districts, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Dial-a-Ride and Shuttle Services
Liaison to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission (CPTC)
Represent the Bureau of Public Transportation on several interagency committees
Coordinate changes to ConnDOT’s taxi, livery, motor bus and household goods moving regulationsOffice of Transit and RideshareProgram Design and Project Implementation
Licenses and regulates the taxicab, livery, motor bus and household goods carrier industries in Connecticut.
Processing applications from all regulated industries
Issuing intrastate motor bus authorities
Registering interstate authorities for motor bus
Maintaining proper records
Monitoring and enforcing ConnDOT regulations on the industries
Reviewing company financial information and approving rates and tariffsOffice of Transit and RideshareProgram Design and Project Implementation
ConnDOT-Owned Bus Facilities
Transit District Maintenance Facilities
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for MunicipalitiesOffice of Transit and RideshareProgram Design and Project Implementation
Statewide marketing for ConnDOT Commuter Services (bus, rail and ridesharing)
Outreach to employers
Online incentive-based ridesharing –NuRide.com
Telecommuting support services - TelecommuteCT.com
Commuter tax benefit - CommuterTaxBenefit.org
Customer information systemsOffice of Transit and RideshareProgram Design and Project Implementation
Urban and rural transit districts
Express bus system
Statewide transit system support services
Bus service development and review
Liaison for planning studies statewideOffice of Transit and RideshareTransit Development and Support Services
Mandated statewide planning for coordinating public transit and human service agency transportation. Must include at least the following programs:
Job Access and Reverse Commute – Access to jobs for low-income workers
Section 5310 – Vehicle grants for agencies serving the elderly and people with disabilities
New Freedom – Expanded service for people with disabilities; beyond ADA mandates
United We Ride – Coordination of federally-funded human service agency transportation programs
Municipal Grant Program – Grants to towns for paratransit serving elderly and people with disabilities
Busway – Liaison to project for all operating, bus capital, station design, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) issues and federal New Starts reporting
Liaison for various planning studies statewideOffice of Transit and RideshareTransit Development and Support Services