Allegheny Co. Port Authority extends free fares through March 27

BY: - March 21, 2022

The public transit agency announced the free fare program last week, saying it had been prompted to move by driver shortages.

Hit with staff shortages, Allegheny Co. Port Authority turns to free fares for taxed riders

BY: - March 17, 2022

The free fares started Tuesday and will wrap up on Sunday, March 20, officials said.

Alle.Co. Port Authority nabs $216M COVID grant; will use money to recover from pandemic losses

BY: - September 26, 2021

'Public transit is vitally important to our region’s recovery from this global pandemic,' a spokesperson said.

AlleCo Port Authority to allow e-bikes on Pgh-area transit vehicles with new pilot program

BY: - August 30, 2021

This pilot policy does not apply to the Duquesne Incline, which is run by a private company, not the Port Authority.

AlleCo Port Authority launches mobile pay for Pittsburgh-area buses and inclines

BY: - August 17, 2021

By Lauryn Nania PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh has recently seen an increase in accessibility for non-car transportation with the implementation of additional bike shares, the start of e-scooters, and now, public transit riders will have the option to pay for their fares right from their phones. The Port Authority of Allegheny County announced that on Aug. […]

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan

BY: - July 25, 2021

Officials are seeking public comment on their NEXTransit draft plan


Pa. transit riders need a commitment to fare relief and full service with their funding | Opinion

BY: - March 10, 2021

Transit funding is in crisis. But the remedy cannot be to cut service for those who need it most, nor to extract fare revenue off the backs of those who can least afford to pay.  

Advocates call for emergency, low-income fare program for Allegheny Co.’s public transit riders

BY: - September 22, 2020

Advocates say that such a a break in fares would boost bus ridership by 9 percent, or 1.2 million more trips a year.

Allegheny Co. Port Authority employees protest ban on Black Lives Matter masks

BY: - September 3, 2020

In a statement sent before the protest, the Port Authority's CEO said the agency "unequivocally believes that Black lives matter."