Transit is defined as the movement or conveyance of goods or people from one place to another, especially on a local transportation system. The VCOG, in cooperation with the Valley Transit District (VTD), is responsible for all transit activities within the lower Naugatuck Valley. The VTD operates a fleet of 14 minibuses on a reserved ride basis, servicing the cities of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton. Valley Transit District complies with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals who live within 3/4 of a mile from the regular fixed route bus service provided by Connecticut Transit – New Haven Route F qualify for ADA certification. Fares for ADA riders can be no more than twice what is charged on regular fixed route bus service. Additional services are implemented as opportunities arise from federal and state funding programs and sources. Eligible persons may also use the services provided by VTD that extend beyond the regular service municipalities.
In addition to the rideshare services offered by VTD, the VCOG assists ConnDOT, MetroNorth and FTA in planning activities associated with the Waterbury Branch Line of the Metro North Railroad. The branch line currently runs from Waterbury to Bridgeport with stops throughout the Naugatuck River Valley including stations in Seymour, Ansonia and Derby. Additionally, the VCOG partners with the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority and CT Transit in planning and providing coordinated service with their fixed route services.