Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 18-20 Partial East Busway Closure

A portion of the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway will be closed this weekend due to construction. The P1 East Busway-All Stops bus route will be detoured during the closure.

The busway will be closed between Port Authority’s East Liberty bus garage and the Neville Street ramp on Friday, July 18 from 9 p.m. until that evening’s end of service.

The P1 will not serve East Liberty or Negley stations during the closure. Temporary stops will be located on Ellsworth Avenue adjacent to East Liberty Station and on Ellsworth at Negley Avenue.

Additionally, all day Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, the busway will be closed between East Liberty bus garage and East Liberty Station. The P1 will not serve East Liberty Station during this time and temporary stops will be located on Ellsworth Avenue adjacent to the station.

Riders should allow for extra travel time during the detours.

The busway will reopen for Monday morning’s commute.

For complete detour information, visit PortAuthority.org or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY, 412-231-7007).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 12-13 Weekend Red Line Detours

Port Authority will detour Red Line T service this weekend in order to conduct track repairs in Beechview.

Service will be detoured all day Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.

Red Line service will detour in both directions using the Blue Line’s routing to South Hills Junction where it will resume regular routing to Station Square, Downtown and the North Shore. Local light rail shuttles will operate from Overbrook Junction to Potomac Station, and T stops from Potomac to South Hills Junction/Station Square will be served by bus shuttles.

Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on detoured service.

For more details, view the detour notice here or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Service Information Posted


Port Authority's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Friday, July 4.

T routes will follow holiday schedules this Independence Day. Special brochures are available at major schedule rack locations and posted below as PDFs:
For buses and incline, holiday schedules and hours are the same as Sunday schedules and hours.

The Customer Service phone line will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Downtown Service Center will be closed Friday in observance of the holiday. Port Authority's Twitter account, @PGHtransit, will not be staffed over the holiday weekend.

For more details, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Port Authority Scores Big at Annual Telly Awards



Port Authority was recently presented an award for its new ConnectCard video during the 35th annual Telly Awards. The 60-second video, produced for Port Authority by Wrecking Crew Media, featured the Pirate Parrot riding the T and using his ConnectCard to get to the ballpark.

Port Authority ran the video as part of its year-long sponsorship with the Pittsburgh Pirates to promote the ConnectCard. Port Authority and the Pirates have partnered on a number of promotions since the ConnectCard was launched, including this season's Connect and Save promotion.

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. For more information, visit TellyAwards.com.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Buses Detour for Pride Events This Weekend

Numerous Port Authority bus routes will see detours and temporary stop changes in Downtown Pittsburgh this weekend for this year's Pittsburgh Pride events. 

Nineteen bus routes will be detoured all day Saturday, June 14 for the Pride in the Street event and concert that will close portions of Liberty Avenue and Smithfield Street.

On Sunday, June 15, multiple detours will be in place for the day-long Pride Fest event and the Pride Awareness March around midday. Altogether about 40 Port Authority bus routes will be impacted that day.

Additionally, riders should keep in mind that schedule changes go into effect on light rail service and several bus routes starting Sunday.

Please allow for extra time when using detoured routes.

For more information, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).