We have added larger coach buses to some G1 trips and are looking to supplement schedule times to improve capacity during the rush hours. Some of these changes are being made now and others will start next week.
Also, we have worked with our operators to ensure riders are served at Bell Station where we experienced some confusion last week due to a clerical error.
In mid-June, more improvements will be made.
28X Airport Flyer: Riders will be able to use the 28X Airport Flyer between the West Busway and the city - either Downtown or Oakland. The 28X will serve busway stops (except Carnegie Station) as it runs between Pittsburgh International Airport and the city.
G1 West Busway: We will increase trip frequencies during critical portions of the morning and afternoon rush hours. During those hours, the G1 will run every five minutes rather than every 10 minutes. Those changes will occur between:
- Morning commute: From about 6:45 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. on weekdays from Carnegie Station into Downtown.
- Afternoon commute: From about 4:35 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays from Downtown to all West Busway stops, including Carnegie Station.
As you might know, we made changes to nearly 60 routes on April 4th and most have been successful, including the more direct 28X Airport Flyer, the new 75 Ellsworth and the T light rail system.
Ultimately, any temporary inconveniences on the West Busway will be resolved.
I’d also note that some of the comments made via this blog have been helpful. A few offered very specific information about the situation that helped planners in addressing the matter.
Thank you for your patience.