Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Service Updates on Website

Please visit our website,, for the latest service updates.

Service updates will be posted on the blog in case of a website outage. Otherwise, please visit the website.

Have a concern? Customer Service is available at 412-442-2000 or online.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Service Update for March 29.

UPDATED 6:45 PM. This is the final update for March 29.

The following routes are seeing trips out of service today:

  • 69: Outbound trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 5:30 pm.
For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact Customer Service.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Service Updates for March 28.

UPDATED 7 PM. The following routes are seeing trips out of service this evening. This is the final update for March 28 service.

Please check back tomorrow morning for new service updates.

•1: Inbound trip arriving Downtown at 8:04 pm. Outbound trips leaving Downtown at 6:36 pm, 9:16 pm and 10:26 pm.

•8: Trips arriving/leaving Downtown at 9 pm and 10:30 pm.

•12: Trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 8:50 pm.

•15: Trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 9:17 pm.

•51: The trips arriving/leaving Downtown at 6:50 pm and 7 pm.

•53L: Trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 6:25 pm.

•54: Trip leaving Allegheny West at 12:02 am. Trip leaving SHJ at 1:12 am.

•61C: Trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 6:07 pm.

•71A: Trips arriving/leaving Downtown at 7:26 pm and 8:56 pm.

•Y46: Trip arriving/leaving Downtown at 7:35 pm.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Route Changes Start Sun., 3/27; Riders May Check Port Authority Website for Information

Port Authority of Allegheny County will implement a 15 percent service reduction starting tomorrow (Sunday, March 27). Twenty-nine routes will be eliminated and weekday service will be significantly reduced on 37 additional routes. Full details on the changes are available by clicking here.

Riders concerned about the transition may check Port Authority's website (, where any information regarding service issues will be posted starting Monday, March 28 at 6 a.m. On Monday, the Customer Service phone line (412-442-2000) will operate on its regular weekday hours, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The service reduction is required to counter a decrease in State funding this year.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

County Council Proposal Would Force Additional Transit Cuts

Port Authority of Allegheny County could lose up to $30 million in state and local funding in its current fiscal year under an Allegheny County Council proposal introduced yesterday.

The Council proposal initially would cut Allegheny County's annual $27.7 million appropriation to Port Authority by $5 million this year. Because this is matching funding (mandated by the State) our State funding also would be reduced. We've had initial discussions with PennDOT and initial estimates show the State reduction would fall between $22 million and $25 million.

Port Authority riders are already facing a 15-percent service reduction due to a $35 million State shortfall created by the failed plan to toll Interstate 80. County Council's proposal, if approved, would force Port Authority to reduce more service than the 15-percent reduction that will occur on March 27.

Based on initial estimates, the Authority may have to cut about 20 percent of its existing service if the proposed funding reduction moves forward -- in addition to the 15 percent already planned.

The Council proposal also could force another fare increase by the end of the year.

"The County Council proposal only leads to cutting more transit service and ultimately hurting riders and commuters," said Port Authority CEO Steve Bland. "Riders have been hurt enough. We need to work together to resolve the transportation funding issue."

Port Authority wishes to continue seeking a long-term solution for transportation funding with local and State leaders.

"This is a frustrating time for those of us who care about protecting public assets such as our mass transit system, and we hope that ultimately this raises a greater awareness of the bigger issues involved," Bland said.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Headlines: "Here's why Port Authority can't shake its cold"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Brian O'Neill sits down with Port Authority CEO Steve Bland to talk costs and funding. Read more.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade to Detour Bus Routes

Many Port Authority bus routes serving Downtown and the Strip District will see temporary stop changes, and detoured or shortened routing during the St. Patrick's Day Parade scheduled for this Saturday, March 12.

Many bus routes passing through the Strip District will be detoured as early as 8 a.m., with other detours starting around 9 a.m. Throughout Downtown and the Strip District, certain stops will not be served for the duration of the parade; temporary stops will be served in their place. Regular stops and routes are expected to resume around 2:30 p.m.

Additionally, some West End and South Hills bus routes will terminate at Station Square, where riders continuing into Downtown can transfer to the T for free; the 28X Airport Flyer and outbound G2 West Busway-Oakland also will serve Station Square, temporarily bypassing Downtown.

The Downtown busway entrance will be closed during the parade, and some routes coming from the East End will terminate at Penn Station during this time; additionally some routes that normally serve Penn Station will not do so during the parade.

For more information, including details on temporary stop changes, view our PDF brochure by clicking here, or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007. The Customer Service phone line will be open on Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.