FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A new bus link has been established between the campuses of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Danbury and Waterbury, and will be operational for the fall semester.
President Daisy Cocco De Filippis said the bus link, provided by Peter Pan, will enable students to commute between campuses to attend classes and events. Peter Pan has a frequent number of scheduled routes between the two cities that run about eight times per day each way.
Provost James Troup said that students can purchase tickets for round-trip travel between the Danbury Transportation Center, located one block from the new Danbury campus, and the downtown Waterbury Transportation Center for $2 for a one-way trip.. Once in Waterbury, students will take the CT Transit bus to the Chase Parkway Campus and then return the same way. All bus trips within Waterbury and Danbury are free on the student’s UPass.
The NVCC Student Government Association (SGA) voted this past spring to subsidize the cost of the Peter Pan Danbury link through its transportation fund.
“This is the next logical step in the college’s transportation initiative, begun in 2011 with evening bus service in the city of Waterbury,'' De Filippis said. "Economies grow and prosper when those in need of college preparation have access to affordable quality education. This transportation link will serve students by providing convenient, reliable transportation between the two NVCC campuses and our multiple academic offerings.”
The new transportation link allows students at the Waterbury campus to take courses at the Danbury campus that better support their scheduling needs.
Naugatuck Valley Community College serves Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown and Woodbury.
The College is located on a 110-acre campus at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Conn., and in Danbury at 183 Main Street