Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Informational Public Meeting on Bus Rapid Transit: Jan. 12

Get There PGH, a partnership of more than 30 community organizations, is advancing a plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) linking Downtown Pittsburgh and Uptown with Oakland and possibly other East End neighborhoods.

Bus Rapid Transit is designed to improve reliability and efficiency while reducing travel times and operating costs. In other cities, Bus Rapid Transit has been shown to support community revitalization initiatives and act as a catalyst for development. Get There PGH believes Pittsburgh can enjoy similar benefits from the implementation of Bus Rapid Transit in this corridor.

Get There PGH’s collaborators include innovators, nonprofits, transportation advocates, cyclists, local officials, civic leaders, educators, investors, neighborhood developers and business leaders.

All are invited to attend an informational public meeting on Get There PGH and the ongoing Pittsburgh-Oakland-East End Bus Rapid Transit Study:

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Two sessions: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall Ballroom
4227 Fifth Ave. (between Lytton & Tennyson avenues) in Oakland

All members of the public are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project, provide ideas and discuss Bus Rapid Transit with project representatives. Brief presentations will be provided at 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  

For more information, visit GetTherePGH.org.

The public meeting location is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you require special assistance due to disability or limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English, or otherwise need additional information, please contact:

Ginette Walker Vinski
Sustainable Pittsburgh

Presented by Sustainable Pittsburgh on behalf of Get There PGH and the BRT Stakeholders Advisory Committee.