News Briefs: Pre-K presentation, Coastal Link will see less frequent service
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Public School system will host a prekindergarten presentation for parents at the Fairfield Public Library on Feb. 8 with a snow date of Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The presentation will cover the application process and placements; program expectations; learning and social curriculum; program specifics for the Early Childhood Center and for Burr and Stratfield schools.
Coastal Link will see
less frequent service
FAIRFIELD — One of the most popular bus routes in the region is about to change.
The Coastal Link route, which provides service from Milford to Norwalk, will run every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes on weekdays, Greater Bridgeport Transit officials said. The change will take effect Jan. 28.
GBT CEO Doug Holcomb said Wednesday the change was necessitated by increasing congestion along the route, combined with an effort to make the service more reliable. There is no change to the route. The Coastal Link route employs buses from three different transit districts — GBT, the Norwalk Transit District (Norwalk Wheels) and the Milford Transit District.
After the change, the buses will travel the full length of the route; with the current schedule, a few don’t travel the full 18 miles. There will be no “short turns” at the Dock Shopping Center and at Bulkley Avenue in Westport.
There will be more than 30 departures daily from the Water Street station in Bridgeport to the Norwalk Wheels Hub and to the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford.
The fare is $1.75, and an all-day pass is $4.