The Westport Transit District has announced the launch Monday of “Wheels2U Westport,” a new on-demand door-to-train platform shuttle service.
According to Transit District Co-Director Marty Fox, the shared-ride service will operate between locations in the service area, which includes the vast majority of Westport and the Saugatuck and Greens Farms train stations.
The new service will operate during peak commuting hours on Monday through Friday. The schedule offers morning pickups to or from train stations: between 5:45 and 9:45 a,m, Evening pickups for rides to or from train stations are between 4 and 8 p.m., the announcement said.
According to transit officials, commuters may schedule rides shortly before their desired pick-up time using the Wheels2U app, which can be downloaded by searching “Wheels2U” at the Apple App store or Google Play store. Riders will pay a $2 are with the app or may utilize a Metro-North Uniticket.
Wheels2U Westport uses Norwalk Transit’s blue Wheels2U vehicles and white shuttle buses, which replace the district’s seven commuter shuttles routes and the temporary on-demand commuter service implemented in March due to the COVID-19 virus.
For additional information, visit Wheels2Uwestport.com or call 203-852-0000 and choose option 3.
“We are very excited about the new Wheels2U Westport service, which leverages Norwalk Transit’s innovative and successful Norwalk Wheels2U service that was introduced in 2018,” said Fox. “This new service will also utilize the technology platform and expertise of Norwalk Transit’s consultant.
“Wheels2U Westport is very well-suited to the current environment,” added Patsy Cimarosa, Westport Transit co-director “We will be able to tailor the number of Wheels2U vehicles serving our riders as commuting ramps up in the coming months.”
The Westport Transit District provides public transportation in the Town of Westport with vehicles operated by the Norwalk Transit District.