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Public Hearing Notice  

Due to possible funding reductions by the State of CT, SEAT is considering major service reductions which could take effect July 1, 2018.  The proposed changes are:

  • Eliminate Night Service
  • Eliminate Sunday Service
  • Eliminate Route/Run 10 (Stonington)
  • Eliminate Route/Run 109 (St. Bernard Tripper – plan to start NL service earlier, and change Route/Runs 1/101 alignment to serve St. Bernard’s)
  • Eliminate Route/Run 121 (Three Rivers Express - plan to start NL service earlier, and change Route/Runs 1/101 alignment to serve Three Rivers)
  • Eliminate Saturday Route 101 AM Tripper
  • Eliminate Route 108 (Foxwoods) service between 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Shorten Saturday Service to 7 AM to 6 PM
  • Reduce Frequency on Saturdays for Route/Runs 8/9, 4/5 or 6, and 12/14 to every 120 minutes.
  • Increase 31 Day Pass to $60 or $68 (currently at $50)
  • Decrease 5 Day Pass to $16 (currently at $20)

Public Hearings will be held on the following dates/times at the following locations:

  • Monday, April 9, 6 PM at Norwich City Hall, Room 335 (100 Broadway Street, Norwich, CT)
  • Tuesday, April 10, 6 PM at the Groton Senior Center (102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT)
  • Wednesday, April 11, 5 PM at the Griswold Senior Center (22 Soule Street, Jewett City, CT)
  • Thursday, April 12, 6 PM at the New London City Hall (181 State Street, New London, CT)
  • Monday, April 16, 6 PM, at Stonington High School (176 South Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT)

Comments can also be made electronically to information@seatransit.org or on our website at http://www.seatbus.com/contact-us/

Please contact us @ 860-886-2631 if you require special assistance to comment/Por favor contáctenos en 860-886-2631 si necesita asistencia especial a comentar.




How to Ride

Follow these steps to make your ride on SEAT an enjoyable one.


Arrive Early

Arrive a few minutes early at the destination stop and stand in an open area that is easily visible to the Operator.  (At night a customer should stand in a well-lit area.)




Check the Route

As the bus approaches, check the number and destination visible on the front of the bus.  Customers should be on curb side (door side of the street). Make sure it is the bus you want. Hand motion from side to side is an indication that you would like the bus to stop. 



Be Prepared

Make sure you have the correct change and/or valid bus ticket/pass for the zone in which you plan to travel.  This will help to avoid delays in service. 




Be Careful

As the bus approaches, stay back from the curb and wait for it to come to a complete stop before boarding. Customers should utilize hand railings to board the bus. Customers should not stand between vehicles, behind trees & poles or near intersections.  Generally the rule of thumb is at least two bus lengths, which is 80 feet, from an intersection whenever possible.   


Bikes on Board

SEAT has bike racks on their buses.  Buses can carry a maximum of two bikes, on "first-come, first-served" basis.*

Only single seat, two-wheeled bikes will fit in the racks.  No tricycles, electric, tandem, or motorized bikes are permitted.

Bikes will only be permitted inside the bus if a bus is not equipped with a rack, and there is sufficient space inside.  If inside the bus, bikes cannot block the aisle or doors, and must remain under the control of the owner.  

*On the last trip only, bikes will be permitted inside the bus if both positions are filled, and the above conditions are met.




During your Trip




  • Do not eat, drink or smoke on board;
  • Keep the designated front seats reserved for Senior Citizens and Disabled passengers;
  • Do not use foul language or disturb others on the bus;
  • Fold strollers/shopping carts before boarding and store them out of the aisle;
  • Use earphones to listen to your radio or audio device;
  • Keep your cell phone conversations private by speaking quietly;
  • Keep your head, hands and arms inside of the bus;
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn while on the bus;
  • Animals, other than service animals, must be in secured containers;
  • Place trash in trash cans; Keep seats clean; No feet on the seats;
  • Cooperate with your bus operator's instructions.

CAUTION: Buses make frequent starts and stops. Please stay seated, if possible. Use available railings and handgrips while standing or moving about the bus. Wait until the bus has stopped before moving to exit. 



Push the Yellow Strip During Your Trip

Prior to your destination, push the plastic yellow strip or yellow cord near the window to request the Operator to stop the bus.  The Operator will make every attempt to stop at the requested location providing it's a safe location to due so.  Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. 




Gather Your Belongings

When exiting, gather personal items and leave through the exit door at the front or rear of the bus.  Customers should utilize hand railings when departing the bus.  Customers should step away from the bus until the bus departs.  Customers should not walk in front of the bus for their own safety. 




Service Animals

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, "service animal" means any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders and sounds, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.

Your service animal is welcome on SEAT. No permit is required, but you may be asked to confirm that your animal is a service animal. You are responsible for the care and supervision of your animal while on board.

An animal which solely provides emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship is not a service animal. These types of animals, "companion animals," are considered pets are not allowed to be transported on SEAT buses.


Customer Service

If you need assistance with scheduling your trip, please call SEAT at (860) 886-2631.  Our helpful representatives are available to help plan your trip, by phone, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 5 a.m. to  2 p.m. on Sunday.

Whether you have a recommendation, complaint, a question, need guidance navigating the bus routes and schedules, we want to hear from you. Your comments are important to us.  To speak with a representative: Call 860-886-2631


Connect with Us on Social Media!   We regularly maintain our Facebook and Twitter pages with notifications of schedule and/or modifications and delays.



Southeast Area Transit District - Administration Office

21 Route 12 Preston, CT 06365

(860) 886-2631  Fax:  (860) 886-6097

Administrative Office Hours: Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm *


* Please Note Holiday Schedule/Closures