Valley Transportation Co. was a bus operator, headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut. Primarily a charter bus service, it operated one local/express bus route through Bridgeport, Connecticut, via Noble Ave. and Huntington Tpk. into the Nichols section of Trumbull, then making local stops there and along the old State Road 8 (Bridgeport Ave.) in Shelton, and through Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, and into Downtown Waterbury; this service was infrequent. It also had a transfer agreement with Bridgeport and Waterbury's C R & L Lines up until its demise in late 1972. Previously not having a transfer agreement with Bridgeport's other local bus lines, this eventually was granted. It also had a transfer agreement with Connecticut Transit (formerly The Connecticut Company) at points in Derby and Waterbury.
The company ceased operation of this route by the end of the 1970s, and completely shut down all operations shortly thereafter. Today, the corridor is served by Metro-North's Waterbury Branch between Bridgeport and Waterbury daily, but infrequently. CT Transit's New Haven Division offers 30-60 min. service via its "N" route, but only linking Seymour with Ansonia- Derby-Shelton, though the majority of its route was not parallel to Valley Transportation's route- which traveled via Wakelee Ave., bypassing Downtown Ansonia. Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority does provide two bus routes linking Bridgeport and Stratford with Shelton and Derby — both terminating at Derby Railroad Station — connecting with Connecticut Transit. (Submitted by Ted Elliss)