A new on-street bus rapid transit service is under consideration in Allegheny County to offer faster, more reliable and easier-to-understand transit service.
On Monday, stakeholders from throughout the community will gather for a Bus Rapid Transit Forum at Duquesne University’s Power Center Ballroom from 8 am to 4 pm. This forum will focus on Pittsburgh’s Downtown, Oakland and East End areas and how Bus Rapid Transit service could improve transportation and serve as a catalyst for community revitalization.
The forum will feature:
- Discussion from planning, development, and transportation professionals
- Bus Rapid Transit insights from other cities including: Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Cleveland
- An appearance by Secretary Allen Biehler, PennDOT
- Breakout sessions to facilitate discussion of benefits, challenges and community development issues
This forum is open to the public and free to attend. To register, send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum participants include:
- Allegheny Conference on Community Development
- Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
- Allegheny County Transit Council
- Allegheny County Transportation Action Partnership
- Bike Pittsburgh
- City of Pittsburgh - Department of City Planning
- Hill House Development Corporation
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - Pittsburgh Chapter
- National Bus Rapid Transit Institute
- Oakland Planning & Development Corp.
- Oakland Transportation Management Association
- Oakland Task Force
- Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
- Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
- Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
- Port Authority of Allegheny County
- Remaking Cities Institute
- Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
- Sustainable Pittsburgh
- Uptown Partners
- Urban Land Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter