Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Member Appointed to Port Authority Board of Directors

Port Authority of Allegheny County is pleased to welcome Joseph Brimmeier as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Brimmeier was recently appointed to the Board by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. His term on the Board will expire December 31, 2016.

Mr. Brimmeier brings extensive experience in transportation and government to the Board. From 2003 to 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Earlier, he served as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Rep. Ron Klink, D-Murrysville and as Deputy Auditor General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Brimmeier has also held various positions within Allegheny County government, including Parks Director.

He is graduate of Youngstown State University. Mr. Brimmeier is a native of Pittsburgh and resides in Ross Township.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial that our Board consists of leaders with vision and expertise. I am confident that Joe will quickly become a valued asset to our Board during this challenging chapter in Port Authority’s history,” said Steve Bland, CEO of Port Authority.

Port Authority’s Board of Directors is made up of nine unpaid members appointed by the County Executive and approved by County Council.

View more information on Port Authority's Board of Directors.

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Planning & Development Meeting Canceled

Port Authority of Allegheny County's Board of Directors has canceled its Planning and Development Committee meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21. 

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

For more information and meeting agendas, visit our Public Meetings page.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Parade Bus Detours

Approximately 45 Port Authority bus routes serving Downtown and the Strip District will see temporary stop changes, and detoured or truncated routing during the St. Patrick's Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 17.

Bus routes serving the Strip District will be detoured as early as 8 a.m., with other detours starting around 9 a.m. Regular stops and routing should be restored around 2:30 p.m.

During the parade, South Side/South Hills bus routes will terminate at Station Square, where riders continuing into Downtown can transfer to the T for free. Second Avenue bus service will terminate at First Avenue T Station and Oakland/Hill District/Penn Hills routes will terminate near Steel Plaza T Station. All T rides within Downtown are free.

Additionally, the 28X Airport Flyer willnot serve Downtown during the parade. Riders should take the T to Station Square to catch the detoured 28X. P1 East Busway-All Stops riders must pick up their route at Penn Station during the parade.

Various other bus routes are also detoured. For full details, view our St. Patrick's Day Detour Brochure (PDF).

The Customer Service hotline is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007.

Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Time to Spring Ahead!

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend as clocks set forward one hour on Sunday at 2 a.m.

If you're a late night rider, please be advised that Port Authority service and schedules will remain on Standard Time until service ends that night.

When Port Authority service resumes later Sunday morning, we'll be on Daylight Saving Time with everyone else!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Schedules Adjusted on 60 Routes on March 25

Schedules for approximately 60 bus and T routes will be adjusted on Sunday, March 25. Port Authority of Allegheny County routinely adjusts schedules four times per year.

March 25 will also bring the opening of the light rail extension to the North Shore and reconstructed Gateway Station.

Details on the adjustments and links to new schedules are now posted on our Service Changes page. Paper schedules will be available soon.

For more details, please contact a Customer Service representative at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007 for the speech- and hearing-impaired.