Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Good Friday Service Information

Port Authority of Allegheny County's bus, T and incline service will follow regular weekday schedules on Friday, March 29 (Good Friday), but the Downtown Service Center on Smithfield Street will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Port Authority's Twitter account will not be staffed on Good Friday.

The Customer Service phone line will be open Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Saturday and Easter Sunday, the Customer Service phone line will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and transit service will follow Saturday and Sunday schedules, respectively.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Buses Detour During Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade

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 16.

Bus routes serving the Strip District will be detoured as early as 7:30 a.m., with other detours starting around 9 a.m. Regular stops and routing are expected to 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 will not serve Downtown during the parade. Riders may 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.

View a PDF brochure detailing parade detours and bus stops.

Additionally, the 56 Lincoln Place, 57 Hazelwood, 58 Greenfield and 67 Monroeville routes will be detoured for a couple of hours after the parade due to clean-up. View detour notice.

For more information, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Warrington Avenue Rehab Resumes Monday, March 18

Port Authority and the City of Pittsburgh will resume rehab work on Warrington Avenue on Monday, March 18 beginning at 7 a.m. This work will impact local auto traffic, bus routes, parking and sidewalks, and is expected to be completed August 30, 2013.

Detours to local auto traffic will be in place around-the-clock and signs will be posted to guide traffic. Local bus routes will also be detoured during this project.

Bus detour notices will be posted at under "Detours" once available.

Work will occur on one side of the street at a time and in sections, with detours shifting as the area of impact changes. The work that starts Monday will affect the section of Warrington between Estella and Beltzhoover avenues. Then in approximately mid-June, work will shift to the area between Beltzhoover and Arlington avenues.

Rehab work on Warrington Avenue began in the fall when Port Authority contractors improved the stretch of road between Haberman and Estella avenues. Warrington Avenue is partially owned by Port Authority as it contains embedded light rail tracks formerly used by the defunct Allentown line.

For more information, visit or contact Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).

Friday, March 8, 2013

Clocks Change on Sunday

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.

Then when Port Authority service resumes later Sunday morning, we'll be on Daylight Saving Time.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

ConnectCard Now Available at 50 Giant Eagle Locations!

Port Authority passes will now be sold on ConnectCard at nearly 50 Giant Eagle locations throughout Allegheny County and surrounding areas. Riders who already have ConnectCards may also visit these locations to reload their cards.

Weekly passes for the week of March 10-16 go on sale tomorrow; April’s monthly passes go on sale on March 16.

Previously, new ConnectCards could only be obtained at Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center and at two pilot Giant Eagle locations in Shadyside and on the South Side, and loading of new passes was limited to those locations and ConnectCard machines at selected busway and T stations.

At this time new ConnectCards are only being distributed for weekly or monthly pass users. Cash riders and those using trip tickets will be transitioned to stored cash value ConnectCards at a later date.

For more information, including a list and map of locations, visit or contact Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Long-Term Detour on 13 Bellevue

Port Authority’s 13 Bellevue bus route will detour starting Monday, March 4 due to the closure of the Levi Bird Duff Bridge, which spans the Parkway North in Ross Township. The detour is expected to last until approximately November 10 of this year.

Due to the extent of the detour, numerous stops along Center Avenue in West View will be unable to be served. The detoured 13 Bellevue will instead use Bellevue Road to cross over the Parkway.

The bridge will be closed to auto traffic but pedestrian access will be maintained for riders who may opt to cross the bridge to access active stops.

View complete detour information, including stop changes.

For more assistance or information, please contact Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).