Friday, September 27, 2013

Bus Routes Detour for Sunday's Great Race

More than 30 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured Sunday due to the 36th Annual Richard S. Caliguri Great Race.

Detours will be in effect from the morning start of service until approximately 1 p.m. and will mostly affect routes within Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and Squirrel Hill.

View the main Great Race detour notice. View additional notice for routes 21 Coraopolis and 24 West Park.

Additionally, two temporary special bus routes will operate during the race, the 5K and 10K, to provide service between Downtown and Oakland, and Downtown and Squirrel Hill, respectively. View a PDF brochure detailing special 5K and 10K bus service. Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on detoured buses.

Additionally, riders using the light rail system to travel to and from race locations should be advised of a major detour affecting the Red Line this weekend. Work on a grade crossing in Dormont will detour service along much of the line. Full details are available in a separate release on our website.

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

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Red Line Detour Friday Evening Through Sunday

Red Line T service will detour in both directions this weekend so that Port Authority of Allegheny County can replace the at-grade light rail crossing on Dormont Avenue.

The detour will be in effect around-the-clock from 7 p.m. Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29.

Red Line service will detour via the Overbrook line (along the Blue Line’s routing) between Overbrook Junction/Willow and South Hills Junction. A local rail shuttle will operate between Overbrook Junction and Dormont Junction. Bus shuttles will operate between Dormont Junction and Fallowfield Station and local rail shuttles will operate between Shiras and South Hills Junction.

Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on detoured service.

View complete detour notice or the map below for additional details, including shuttle bus stops.

View Red Line Detour for Dormont Crossing Replacement: 9/27-9/29 in a larger map

In some cases, riders may wish to travel in the opposite direction, then transfer to service in their intended direction in order to minimize transfers. For example, a rider heading ito Downtown from Arlington Stop may wish to ride outbound on the rail shuttle, then transfer inbound at Overbrook Junction/Willow to inbound Blue Line or detoured Red Line, instead of riding inbound on the rail shuttle, transferring to bus shuttle at Dormont Junction, then again to rail shuttle at Fallowfield, then again to T service at South Hills Junction.

Parking restrictions and changes to traffic patterns on Dormont Avenue will be posted during the grade crossing work. Additionally, a portion of the lower lot of Dormont Junction Park and Ride is closed through October 6 so that Port Authority may stage equipment used for the crossing replacement project. ADA-accessible parking spaces remain available.

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

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Committee Meetings Canceled

Port Authority of Allegheny County has canceled the Performance Oversight Committee and Planning & Stakeholder Relations Committee meetings scheduled for Wednesday, September 18.

A Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the Neal H. Holmes Board Room, 5th Floor of the Heinz 57 Center, located at 345 Sixth Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

For more information, visit our Public Meetings webpage.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Midday Mon Incline Closures Sept. 5-6

Port Authority of Allegheny County will close the Mon Incline from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Friday in order to conduct routine electrical and track maintenance.

During the closure, Port Authority will provide shuttle buses between the incline’s upper and lower stations.

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