Friday, August 1, 2014

Community Invited to Name Vehicle-Tracking System

Starting August 1, transit riders and local citizens are invited to suggest a name for Port Authority’s vehicle-tracking system by visiting http://paac.mindmixer.com

Participants can share their ideas or weigh in on ideas submitted by others. The conversation will be active through August 31; at that time, Port Authority will review the ideas and consider them.

The GPS-based tracking system is currently available on eight bus routes and additional bus routes will be added throughout the year. Port Authority will begin testing similar technology on its light rail system in 2015.

Riders can view vehicle-tracking information at realtime.portauthority.org.

August 2-3 Partial East Busway Closure


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

The busway will be closed between East Liberty Division and East Liberty Station all day Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. The busway will reopen for Monday morning’s commute.

The P1 will not serve East Liberty station during the closure but will instead serve temporary stops at Ellsworth Avenue at Emerson Street. Riders should allow for extra travel time during the detour.
 
For complete detour information, visit portauthority.org or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.

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).