Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Meanwhile, on Twitter...

If you haven’t yet checked us out on Twitter, we encourage you to take a look. There you’ll find lots of useful information, including detour alerts, delay information and announcements about upcoming events. We’re tweeting at @PGHtransit.

Earlier this month, we began spotlighting a new Rider Rewards merchant each weekday. Rider Rewards is a program we started in December of 2002 to give our passholders a little something extra in appreciation for their patronage.

It’s simple – weekly, monthly and annual passholders can show a valid Port Authority transit pass at any participating local business and get discounts, freebies and other perks…anything from 10% off their order at a restaurant to 2-for-1 admission at a museum. There are Rider Rewards offers in place at hundreds of local businesses from all over Allegheny County and beyond.

Recently we’ve tweeted deals from places like Franktuary in Downtown Pittsburgh, Zipper Blues in Mt. Lebanon and the Mattress Factory on the North Side.

For full details on the Rider Rewards program and a list of participating businesses, visit our Web site. Rider Rewards brochures are also available on buses and at schedule racks.

Own a business and want to get involved? Call 412-566-5282.

Stay tuned because we'll be blogging more about Twitter in the near future...


  1. Cluttering your Twitter feed with promotional material makes it less useful. It would be different if these were limited-time offers, but you're just sending out one offer from your Rider Rewards booklet each day, as if it's a real news item.

  2. On Jan 4 2010, the Post-Gazette's web site ran an article about two different trolley delays that day. But your Twitter feed didn't mention anything. It really should be a reliable source of delay/detour news to be really useful.