Transportation in New Haven

Yale Transit

Yale offers free transportation to and from key locations throughout the campus. Current maps and schedules are available at http://to.yale.edu/. In addition, each shuttle is equipped with a GPS locator, enabling you to track in real-time exactly where the shuttle is on its route. See the shuttles in motion at http://yale.transloc.com/. Please note that the daytime shuttles do not run on weekends.

At night Yale’s shuttles will provide door-to-door service between campus and your home if you live along the shuttle route. You can schedule a ride by calling 203-432-6630.

Public Buses

Go to www.cttransit.com or  call 203-624-0151 for schedules

Taxis

Below is a list of taxi services in the area:

Metro Taxi, 203-777-7777

New Haven Taxi, 203-777-7770

Quick Taxi, 203-777-7778

City Wide Taxi, 203-777-0007

Zipcar

If you do not own a car but you have a valid driver’s license, you can advantage of Yale’s partnership with Zipcar.  Zipcar is a car sharing program that makes the process of sharing cars safe, easy, and convenient. Please check out the link below for more information.

http://to.yale.edu/zipcar

Owning a Car in Connecticut        

Connecticut state law requires you to register your vehicle with the state, purchase automobile insurance, pay city property tax on your vehicle, and make sure that your car passes regular safety and emissions inspections. You may also need to pay for parking.

Getting a Connecticut Driver’s License

Once you have established residency in Connecticut, you have 30 days to transfer your out of state license (other American state, Canadian provincial license, French or German license) to a CT license. All others must take the Driver’s Exam. For further information on obtaining a license and registering your car in CT, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

• www.ct.gov/dmv

Useful Resources for Car Buying

Visit the following web sites for more information on buying new or used cars.

www.carfax.com - used car reports

www.autotrader.com,www.bargainnews.com,http://newhaven.craigslist.org/, and www.carmax.com to shop on-line for new or used vehicles.

http://yalestation.yale.edu/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/YaleInternational/ to see used car listings from people at Yale.

www.kbb.com, www.edmunds.com, for useful information on average car prices.

• http://www.iseecars.com 

Property Taxes

If you are a resident of New Haven, you will be required to pay annual property taxes on your car. For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 203-946-8054. Residents of other Connecticut towns should contact their local government offices for property tax information.

Car Insurance

Below is a list of insurance agencies, both local and nationwide:

www.aandsinsurance.com

• www.nationwide.com

• www.geico.com

www.statefarm.com

• www.progressive.com