Project Annoucements

  • As of December 2017, the Waterbury Area Transit Study is complete. NVCOG continues to welcome your comments as we seek funding to begin implementing the priority recommendations. Call us at 203-757-0535 or email us at
  • December 2017: The study’s last deliverable, the Final Recommendations Report, is available for download and review.
  • October 2017: The 30-Day comment period for the Draft Recommendations Report is open until October 31, 2017. Written comments can be submitted to
  • September 2017: Project summary and highlighted recommendations (English) / (Español):
    - WTS Handout - English
    - WTS Handout - Español
  • September 2017: PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE AND POP-UP EVENTS. Please join the study team on September 27 to hear about study recommendations and offer your feedback. Read the event flyer.
  • August 2017: The Draft Final Recommendations report is now available for download.
  • March 2017: Updates to the Short-Term Service Recommendations were approved by the Technical Advisory Committee. The final document is available for download.
  • January 2017: The Short-Term Service Recommendations were accepted by the Technical Advisory Committee on January 10. A final version of the Short-Term Service Recommendations will be posted soon. 
  • January 2016: The second study report, Short-Term Service Recommendations, was submitted to NVCOG and the Steering Committee for review and comment. This document highlights proposed changes to bus service in Waterbury to reflect crowding, growing ridership, and improve overall operational efficiency.
  • June 2015: The team is investigating the potential to create a transit community center in downtown Waterbury. View sample images of bus hubs and transit facilities around the country.
  • June 18, 2015: The third project Steering Committee meeting was held. The team presented preliminary service concepts and discussed approaches to improving bus operations at the Waterbury Green. View the presentation (also available in the list of Project Documents.)
  • April 2015: The first study report, Market Analysis, was submitted to NVCOG and the Steering Committee for review and comment. The updated file is available in the list of Project Documents.
  • April 15, 2015: The second project Steering Committee meeting was held. The team’s Market Analysis presentation is available in the list of Project Documents.
  • February 2015: Team members engaged a variety of stakeholders and local representatives to discuss transit issues and priorities.
  • December 1-9, 2014: Team members conducted a survey of bus riders to learn more about travel patterns and priorities. A shorter version of the survey can be completed by texting “yes” to (203) 889-9264. (Standard message rates apply.)
  • November 10, 2014: The study team was at the Waterbury Green talking to bus riders. Did we miss you? Send us an email with your comments or suggestions for improved bus service. Don’t forget to tell us which bus route(s) you typically ride and during what times.
  • November 10, 2014: The first project Steering Committee was held at COGCNV. A summary is available in the list of Project Documents.

Project Overview

The Waterbury Area Transit Study (WATS) is looking at ways to improve bus service. The study will look at new routes, new destinations, hours of service, improved waiting areas, and more.

Your opinion is important! Check this project website for updates and send us comments or questions by email.

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