Thursday, December 31, 2009

First Night and Fare Changes

Two big happenings are taking place tonight and tomorrow...

Tonight is New Year's Eve and that means the annual First Night celebrations will be going on in Downtown Pittsburgh. More than 40 bus routes will see detours and stop changes, and since many detours began at 10 a.m., you'll want to check your route even if you plan to skip First Night or leave work early today.
Click here for a full list of affected routes and stops.

We'll also be running two-car trains on the T tonight to accommodate riders going in and out of the city to celebrate First Night.

Tomorrow is New Year's Day, and the new year brings new fares for many Port Authority riders. Changes will go into effect for a number of fare options, including monthly passes, transfers and Zone 2 cash fares, to name a few. There's also a change in our zoning system, including the elimination of the Downtowner Zone and Zone 3.
For full details on fare changes, please click here, or click here to read our earlier blog post that outlines key dates to remember.

On behalf of Port Authority, we'd like to wish you all a safe, happy and healthy New Year.


  1. Will the T still only run until midnight? Being that it's New-Years eve, most people won't want to leave the city until *after* midnight.

  2. The last 42S leaves Downtown at roughly 1:20 a.m. The last scheduled train for the Library line is at midnight.

  3. Thanks. That really stinks though; this still means I have to drive to the Station Square, instead of taking the train, because I want to stay for the fireworks that don't start until midnight and I need to take the Library line. If they really wanted to cut down on drinking/driving on New Years, they'd make a point of having the trains run until 1 or 2 AM and advertise as such when there are late night events like fireworks.