August 18, 2021 Grantley Adams

WINSTED, CT – August 18, 2021 – Northwestern Regional Transit District will begin expanded bus service between Torrington and Winsted, where Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) is located, beginning on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  The regular bus service will begin daily at 7:45 am starting from the Torrington Municipal Lot, and a new afternoon and evening service will start in front of the 99 Restaurant at 2:10 pm, with the last run leaving NCCC at 10:15 pm. This improved bus service is funded through the Department of Transportation and the U-PASS CT Program.  The bus is being sponsored by U-PASS CT, a collaboration between the Connecticut Community Colleges and the Department of Transportation.

The enhanced schedule allows people to more easily travel from Torrington to Winsted but also increases access to students who are pursuing higher education at NCCC. The service was intentionally expanded to be compatible with the NCCC class schedule. “This is a big win for NCCC, as we have been asking for better public transportation for our students, for a long time,” said Laura McCarthy, Director of NCCC’s Academic Success Center.

For more information or to register for this program, contact Craig Nelson, Executive Director of Northwestern Transit District, at 860-489-2535, or by email:, or Laura McCarthy, Program Coordinator, at  860-738-6351 or by email: