Friday, October 14, 2011

45 Bus Routes Detour Saturday, Oct. 15 due to Occupy Pittsburgh

Updated: Detours have ended and buses are resuming regular route. Updated 1 pm.

Nearly 45 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured due to street closures in Downtown Pittsburgh and the Hill District for the Occupy Pittsburgh event on Saturday, October 15.

The first detours will begin in the Hill District at approximately 9:30 a.m., affecting the 81, 82 and 83 bus routes until about 11:15 a.m. due to a rally. More information.

Then from approximately 11:15 a.m. until about 3 p.m., nearly 45 bus routes will detour as the event becomes a march along numerous Downtown streets, including Centre Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Grant Street and Liberty Avenue.

Many regular bus stops will be inaccessible to buses during this time, and the entrance to the East Busway will also be blocked. View full detour information, including temporary bus stop changes

Due to the unpredictable nature of the event, detours are subject to change without notice. Riders are urged to allow extra time to get to their destination due to road closures as well as traffic from numerous sporting events also taking place tomorrow.

For more assistance, dial Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.