How To Catch The CANDYSTRIPER BusOn-Board Bus RulesJob Access Service


The CANDYSTRIPER is a Local Bus Service (Deviated Flexible Route Service) available in Torrington, Winsted and Litchfield; Monday through Friday; and also Torrington Saturday is operated by Northwestern Connecticut Transit District.

  • The local bus service is a deviated flexible route service, which means the bus will travel 3/4 mile off its local bus route, upon request, to pick up riders.

    Call Northwestern Conneticut Transit District at (860) 489-2535 the day before travel to make arrangements for pick-up. You can also request drop-off within 3/4 mile of the bus route when you are on the bus; the driver will try to accommodate your request within 30 minutes.

  • Commuter bus service provides access to jobs in Torrington,
    Monday through Friday.

All vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

To obtain bus route scheduled times and locations, please click on one of the towns listed below.

Route 1 - Winsted

Route 2 - Litchfield

Route 3 - Torrington: Main St to East Side

Route 4 - Torrington: East Main to East Side

Route 5 - Torrington: Westside to Southend

Saturday Schedule

Riding the CANDYSTRIPER / Commuter Bus (Local Bus)
  1. Try to be at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes ahead of the
    scheduled time.
  2. Get on the bus and pay the fare.
  3. Ask the driver for a transfer, if needed, when you get on the bus. A transfer is needed if you take another bus to get to the place you want to go. Transfers are FREE, good for continuing a one-way trip on the next connecting bus, but can't be used for your return trip.
  4. Service animals such as guide dogs can ride on the bus.


Plan Your Trip Before You Ride The Bus

You should know:

  1. Your starting point (where you can get on the bus).
  2. Your destination (where you want to get off the bus).
  3. The time you want to leave or when you want to reach your destination.
  4. The amount of the fare and how to pay.
The CANDYSTRIPER is operated by the Northwestern Connecticut Transit District and is supported with funds through U.S. Department of Transportation, Connecticut Dept. of Transportation, Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging and participating municipalities.


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Bi-Laws of the Northwestern
CT Transit District (pdf)

Title VI Policy Statement
of the Northwestern CT
Transit District

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