The Northwestern Connecticut Transit District was formed in 1987 and provides service to a seventeen (17) town region. The district operates a Deviated Flexible Route service in Torrington, Winsted and Litchfield and a Dial-A-Ride service in all seventeen (17) towns as shown below.

Barkhamsted Litchfield
Canaan / North Canaan Morris
Colebrook New Hartford
Cornwall Norfolk
Falls Village Salisbury
Goshen Sharon
Harwinton Torrington
Kent Warren

Dial-A-Ride was formed according to Connecticut Statutes regarding transit districts and has assumed operating responsibility for public transportation projects formerly sponsored by Torrington and Winchester; including Northwestern Connecticut Rural Transit.

For our hours, contact information and driving instructions to our facilities please click HERE.

All buses are wheelchair accessible.

Board of Directors:

BJ Christinat - N. Canaan
Tom Stanton - Torrington 1
Carrie Case - Winchester
Dan Farley- Torrington 2
Vacant - Morris
Vacant - Sharon
Ruth Epstein - Kent
Raymond Pech - Barkhamsted
Vacant - Litchfield
Sharlene Copeland - Litchfield (Alternate)
George Zeidenstein - Goshen
Chris Johnstone - Colebrook


(860) 489-2535

Toll Free:
(866) 906-7433


On the following dates, the Northwest CT Transit District office will be closed and Dial-A-Ride will not operate:
December 25, 2017
January 1, 2018
New's Year's Day
January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Day
February 12, 2018
Lincoln's Birthday
February 19, 2018
President's Day
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
(No W/E DAR)
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
July 4, 2018
Independence Day
September 3, 2018
Labor Day
October 8, 2018
Columbus Day
November 11, 2018
Veterans Day
November 22, 2018
(No W/E DAR)
November 23, 2018
Friday following Thanksgiving
(No W/E DAR)
December 24, 2018
½ Day Holiday Christmas Eve
December 25, 2018

In case of storms, etc. do one of the following for cancellation notices:
  • watch Local Cable 5
  • watch Channel 3 WFSB
  • listen to 97.3 FM WZBG

Note: If school is closed, then Dial-A-Ride service will not operate.