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QConn offers train alternative
Service catering to local colleges will offer transportation to NYC airports
There’s a new transportation service offering a comfortable ride in and out of New York City, but it will still cost more than your usual train ticket.
QCONN, short for “Quick to-and-from Connecticut,” is a shuttle service launching today. The program, founded and owned by Antoine Scott, caters to colleges in the area, including Quinnipiac.
QCONN takes students to John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Westchester County Airports, as well as the Manhattan Piers Cruise Terminal, Long Island Railroad, Queens, and Brooklyn via Jamaica Avenue.
“Although we cater to these schools, we are open to others,” Scott, a New Haven resident, said.
One-way tickets through Connecticut Limo from New Haven to New York airports cost $68, compared to QCONN’s price of $49. Metro-North Railroad offers an $18.50 fare from Union Station to Grand Central Station.
The service provides town cars, SUVs and minivans, which, according to Scott, makes QCONN more comfortable than other services.
All of the routes will be express from New Haven to New York City with a “3 MAX” guarantee, meaning no shuttle will make more than three stops in New Haven County before continuing to its destination.
“A one-way trip to midtown Manhattan will start at $24, and QCONN will pick you up from any location in Greater New Haven for a small additional fee, which will be waived for groups of three or more,” according to a press release.
To assist students looking for others going home to the same area, QCONN will also have an interactive message board on its website.
There is a $13 fee to get picked up at one’s home.
Scott said that QCONN is “in the process” of being able to accept Q-Cash as payment.