NTD Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Norwalk Transit District Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Providing Essential Public Transit Services in the Greater Norwalk Region
NTD 50th Anniversary Event
[Norwalk, Connecticut – Thursday, September 21, 2023] Norwalk Transit District (NTD) celebrated its 50-year anniversary on Friday, September 8, 2023, at an event held at 314 Beer Garden in Norwalk. Half a century means a lot of miles driven by NTD ― 1,242,215 Revenue Miles in FY2023 alone ― bringing people to jobs, school, appointments, and more.
L-R: Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, state Rep Marra, state Senator Duff, state Senator Maher, state Rep Johnson, NTD CEO Matt Pentz
NTD CEO Matt Pentz and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling kicked off the event followed by members of the local congressional delegation, and former NTD CEO Lou Schulman. “I’d like to thank all of the partners that have supported NTDs growth and success over the years ― Mayor Harry Rilling, Senator Bob Duff and the Norwalk Delegation, State of Connecticut DOT, as well as the Westport and Norwalk Board of Commissioners,” said Pentz.supported NTDs growth and success over the years ― Mayor Harry Rilling, Senator Bob Duff and the Norwalk Delegation, State of Connecticut DOT, as well as the Westport and Norwalk Board of Commissioners,” said Pentz.
NTD CEO Matt Pentz
At the event, NTD received an Official Citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly, “Be it herby known to all that: The Connecticut General Assembly herby offers its sincerest congratulations to Norwalk Transit District In recognition of The Momentous Occasion of Your 50th Anniversary Of Providing Valuable Transportation Options to Norwalk And Surrounding Communities…,” which was presented by state Senator Bob Duff, and state Representatives Tracy Marra, Dominique Johnson, and state Senator Maher.
L-R: state Senator Duff, state Senator Maher, state Representative Johnson, state Representative Marra, NTD CEO Pentz
“As Norwalk grows and evolves, we’ve set a high standard and vision for a more integrated transit system. We’re currently conducting a Comprehensive Operational Analysis which will enable us to enhance routing with a focus on seamless travel for riders, improve bus stops and shelters, and embrace new technologies ― from digitized payment systems to implementing the infrastructural backbone for zero emission buses,” said CEO Matt Pentz, “And we’re planning a service expansion this Fall for our Wheels2U ridesharing service – all good things for Norwalk’s future.”
L-R: Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, Tom Livingston
About Norwalk Transit:
Norwalk Transit is a regional transit service provider in Connecticut with a fleet of 74 vehicles (39 buses and 35 paratransit buses). NTD provides fixed route bus service, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) paratransit service, and Connecticut’s first microtransit service, Wheels 2U – an affordable app-driven on-demand ride sharing service. NTD serves the municipalities of Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Darien, Greenwich, and Stamford as well as Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, and Milford via the inter-regional Coastal Link bus service.
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