Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The tunnel will close at 9 a.m. and the closure is expected to take most of the day. The tunnel’s reopening will be announced on Port Authority of Allegheny County’s website and Twitter account, and an update will be provided to media.
The closure is part of a project to remove and reinstall the tunnel’s fans over the next several months. Further Wabash Tunnel closures will be announced as needed.
No Port Authority transit routes use the tunnel. The Wabash Tunnel provides a shortcut for motorists from Route 51 to the South Side and Downtown Pittsburgh, operating as a HOV-2 route during peak periods.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Port Authority's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules for Thanksgiving this Thursday, November 24.
Additionally, about 30 bus routes will be detoured in Downtown and the North Shore from approximately 7 a.m. through 11 a.m. due to the annual Turkey Trot race. The detours will include stop changes and riders may experience delays. View full details on the detour (PDF brochure).
Port Authority's Customer Service phone line will have special holiday hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Downtown Service Center will be closed on Thanksgiving. The Authority's Twitter account will not be staffed over the holiday weekend.
Service will operate on regular weekday schedules on Friday, November 25.
On Saturday, November 26, approximately 45 bus routes will be detoured in Downtown and the Strip District from about 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. due to the Celebrate the Season Parade. View Saturday's parade detours (PDF).
For more information, contact a Customer Service representative at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Monroeville Plaza Park and Ride lot will end park and ride service after Friday, December 2, as the plaza has opted to end its agreement with Port Authority. Port Authority apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and is actively seeking to establish another park and ride facility within the corridor to accommodate its displaced patrons.
Additionally, the Holiday Park VFD Park and Ride will have limited parking spaces available from November 23 through December 23 due to the VFD's annual Christmas Tree sale. Only about 20 spaces will be available during this time, except on Thursdays, when the lot will be closed entirely due to bingo.
For more information, visit our Park and Ride page or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Complete information, including new schedules, is available by clicking here. New schedules are also available at schedule rack locations.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Most Port Authority of Allegheny County bus service will operate on special detours and likely experience delays Friday and Saturday during the annual Light Up Night celebration and other festivities.
Most Light Up Night detours will go into effect at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, with detours on a few routes beginning earlier. Approximately 75 bus routes will be detoured Friday, with detours lasting through the end of the night. Additionally, about 40 routes will be detoured Saturday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a parade.
Riders on bus routes that are not detoured should still allow for extra time when traveling.
For more assistance, please call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007. Detour brochures will also be available soon at major Downtown schedule racks.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Port Authority’s Planning and Development Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 is canceled.
The 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.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wood Street Station will be closed during the following times:
- Saturday, Nov. 12 from approximately 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 13 from approximately 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the closures, riders should board outbound T service at Steel Plaza's Track 4/B Platform. Signs will be in place to direct riders to the correct boarding location.
Special shuttle buses will not be provided between stations, but riders may travel free of charge using Downtown buses. Riders normally traveling inbound to Wood Street Station may catch any 61-series or 71-series bus outside Steel Plaza at Sixth Avenue and Bigelow Square, then take it to Sixth Avenue at Wood Street. To travel from Wood Street to Steel Plaza, riders may board any 61-series or 71-series bus at Sixth Avenue at Wood Street and ride it to Fifth Avenue at Ross Street.
For more information, view our detour notice or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Federation of War Veterans' Societies will hold its 92nd annual Veterans Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh. Nearly 50 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured by the parade in Downtown and the Strip District.
The first detours will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the Strip District, with Downtown detours beginning around 10 a.m. Many regular bus stops will be discontinued and temporary stops established in their place. Regular routing and stops are expected to resume by approximately 2 p.m. Riders should allow for extra time when traveling during the parade.
View PDF detour brochure for the Downtown Pittsburgh parade.
Additionally, a Veterans Day Parade will be held along Fifth Avenue in Downtown McKeesport, detouring one Port Authority bus route from approximately 9 a.m. to noon, or as directed by McKeesport Police.
View PDF detour card for the McKeesport parade.
For assistance, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007. The Customer Service phone line will operate on its regular weekday schedule on Veterans Day, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Downtown Service Center on Smithfield Street will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. The agency's Twitter feed will not be staffed on Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Many bus stops are located near businesses or private residences. Port Authority tries to locate bus stops in areas that are convenient to transit, but we also have to be a good neighbor.
While waiting for your bus, please:
• Don’t litter
• Don’t wait on private property, like porches, doorways or stairs
• Don’t block access to nearby businesses
• Don’t block the sidewalk – please allow a path for others to pass
• Don’t engage in loud or rowdy behavior
Inconsiderate behavior can result in the loss of your bus stop!
We appreciate your cooperation.
Friday, November 4, 2011
If you're a late night rider, please be advised that Port Authority service and schedules will remain on Daylight Saving Time until service ends that night.
When Port Authority service resumes later Sunday morning, we'll be back on Standard Time with everyone else!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wood Street T Station will be closed for the next two weekends so that Port Authority contractors can conduct rail maintenance. During this time, all Downtown T service will begin and end at Steel Plaza Station.
The closures will begin each Saturday at approximately 12:45 a.m., after the final T has departed Downtown. Work will occur around the clock until Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning before the a.m. commute. Closures are scheduled for the following times:
- Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:45 a.m. until Sunday, Nov. 6 at approximately 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:45 a.m. until Monday, Nov. 14 at approximately 4:30 a.m. (before start of morning T service)
During the closures, riders should board outbound T service at Steel Plaza's Track 4/B Platform. Signs will be posted to direct riders to the correct boarding location.
Special shuttle buses will not be provided between stations. However, riders normally traveling inbound to Wood Street Station may catch any 61-series or 71-series bus outside Steel Plaza at Sixth Avenue and Bigelow Square, then take it to Sixth Avenue at Wood Street. To travel from Wood Street to Steel Plaza, riders may board any 61-series or 71-series bus at Sixth Avenue at Wood Street and ride it to Fifth Avenue at Ross Street.