WHAT:On Thursday, February 27, Mayor Bill Finch and Monroe First Selectman Steve Vavrek will join riders on the new bus service between Bridgeport and Monroe along Route 25. Mayor Finch and First Selectman Vavrek will board the Route 20 bus at Westfield Trumbull Mall and join riders for the trip to Monroe along Route 25.
The service is designed to provide morning and afternoon employment-related
transportation to the area, according to Doug Holcomb, CEO for Greater Bridgeport Transit. The service is similar to GBT’s Route 19 Express which already serves Trumbull and Monroe along Route 111.
“The creation of Route 20 is an excellent example of what can be accomplished with regional cooperation. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of GBT, the City of Bridgeport, the Town of Monroe and the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, we’re able to get Bridgeport residents to and from Monroe while also cutting down on the amount of vehicular traffic along that corridor – a priority of Bridgeport’s BGreen2020 sustainability initiative,” said Mayor Finch.
First Selectman Vavrek also lauded the new bus line as “another example of the benefits of regional cooperation in municipal government, and the synergies generated by cooperation among Monroe, Bridgeport and Trumbull” inside the framework of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council.
Assignment Editors Please Note: Mayor Finch and First Selectman Vavrek will be on hand at 7:30 a.m. at the Westfield Trumbull Mall bus stop (accessed via the Madison Avenue, Trumbull entrance to the mall) for interviews. They will be boarding the 8:09 a.m. bus to Monroe. Reporters are welcome to join them on the bus to interview riders as the bus makes its way to Monroe.
WHERE: Westfield Trumbull Mall Bus Stop, access from the Madison Avenue, Trumbull entrance to the Mall
WHEN: 7:30 a.m., Thursday, February 27