Thursday, September 29, 2011

40 Bus Routes Detour Oct. 1 for Parade

During the annual African-American Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, October 1, about 40 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured and see temporary stop changes in Downtown Pittsburgh and the Hill District as well as along Bigelow Boulevard. 

Detours are expected to begin at approximately 11 a.m. Regular service and stops should be restored by around 1 p.m.

View a PDF brochure listing affected routes and stop changes. Printed copies of this brochure are available at major schedule rack locations.

Please note that additional closures may or not occur during the parade, slightly altering detours on fewer than 10 routes. View additional detour information.

For more information, Customer Service is available at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Good news about bikes on transit.

Port Authority's bus fleet is now 100 percent equipped with bike racks!

This is the result of the hard work and dedication of many community partners -- including Bike Pittsburgh and Sustainable Pittsburgh, and was made possible by grants from national and local sources alike, including the federal government and The Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Port Authority is also instituting a more bike-friendly policy on its light rail system. Bicyclists may now bring their bikes onboard the T during peak hours in either direction!

For complete information about bikes on transit, visit our website or pick up an updated copy of the We Like Bikes brochure at major schedule rack locations. To learn how to use our bus-mounted bike racks, check out the video below.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bus Routes Detour for Sunday's Great Race

During the 34th Annual Richard S. Caliguri Great Race on Sunday, more than 30 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured and see temporary stop changes, mostly within Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and Squirrel Hill.

Detours will begin at approximately 4:45 a.m. Regular service is expected to resume by about 12 p.m.

Additionally, two temporary special bus routes, the 5K and 10K, will operate during the race to provide service between Downtown and Oakland, and Downtown and Squirrel Hill, respectively.

Brochures detailing detours and special bus service are available on our website and at major schedule rack locations.

View PDF brochure listing detours for the Great Race.

View 5K and 10K bus service PDF brochure.

For more information, Customer Service is available at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blue Line-Library Detours 9/23-9/25

A portion of the Library line will be closed and Blue Line T service will detour this weekend so that Port Authority can conduct track work at the South Park Road crossing and near the Beagle Stop.

Work will begin at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23 and continue all weekend until approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday, September 26. During this time, light rail service will not operate south of Lytle Station. Instead, special Port Authority shuttle buses will operate from Lytle Station to Library Station, serving temporary bus stops adjacent to affected light rail stops. Riders may transfer to/from Blue Line-Library light rail service at Lytle.

Regular Blue Line-Library service is expected to resume with the start of Monday’s a.m. commute.

Additionally, approximately 30 parking spaces at the Lytle Station Park and Ride lot will be used for staging equipment, and will be unavailable this week as well during the work.

Motorists should be aware that South Park Road will be closed at the light rail crossing at Brightwood Road for the duration of the project. A posted detour will be provided for auto traffic.

Friday night’s Blue Line-South Hills Village service is unaffected by this project.

For more information, view our detour map and detour notice, or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Error on 56 Lincoln Place Schedule

The latest 56 Lincoln Place schedule (dated 3/27/2011) is missing an a.m. round trip on Sundays and holidays.

In addition to the trips currently included in the schedule, there is another departure at 7:46 a.m. from Mathias and Quarry streets in McKeesport that arrives/departs Downtown Pittsburgh at 8:30 a.m. The outbound portion of this trip arrives at Mathias and Quarry streets at 9:16 a.m.

All other information stated on this timetable is accurate. We apologize for the inconvenience.

September Planning & Development Meeting Canceled

Port Authority of Allegheny County's Board of Directors has canceled its Planning and Development Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 21.

The Board's Performance Oversight Committee will still meet Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Neal H. Holmes Board Room, 345 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor in Downtown Pittsburgh.

A full schedule of Board and committee meetings is available on our website.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Reminder: No Steelers shuttle service this season.

With the Pittsburgh Steelers regular football season starting this weekend, Port Authority of Allegheny County reminds fans that special bus service to Heinz Field will not be offered this year.

Fans still may use regular Port Authority bus and T service to reach the North Shore on game days. The Trip Planner at is a convenient way to locate nearby routes and view schedules, and route information is also available through Google Maps.

Also, the T will offer service to two new North Shore stations starting in March 2012, providing more convenient transit access to sports venues, including Heinz Field, and other popular destinations.

The Steelers service was eliminated within a 15 percent reduction in service on March 27 to address a loss in state funding. At that time, 29 routes were eliminated and 37 others saw significant reductions. The Harmar bus division was closed and about 270 Authority jobs were eliminated.

The Steelers start the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Baltimore. The first home game at Heinz Field will be on Sept. 18.

For route information, riders may visit or contact Port Authority Customer Service at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Port Authority Salutes the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Port Authority of Allegheny County was proud to help the participants, organizers and fans of the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs paid the Authority for extra service. Numerous Authority employees helped to coordinate, maintain and drive the extra service. One operator, Debra Bonneau, documented the experience and her grandson, Davone Bonneau Jr., created this video.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Service & Detours for Labor Day

Port Authority of Allegheny County's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

The Customer Service phone line will hold holiday hours on Monday and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Downtown Service Center will be closed on Labor Day and Port Authority's Twitter account will not be staffed.  

Additionally, the annual Labor Day Parade will detour more than 30 bus routes in Downtown, the Hill District and along Bigelow Boulevard on Monday from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. View a PDF brochure detailing temporary stop changes.

Riders traveling this weekend should also be aware of schedule adjustments that go into effect for about 30 routes starting Sunday, September 4. New schedules for affected routes are also posted on this website.

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