mass-transit

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.

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Will high gas prices get Pa. drivers out of their cars and on the bus? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 16, 2022

Past precedent points the way to yes, according to researchers.

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Safe, reliable, and affordable transit is the fastest route to an equitable society | Opinion

BY: - February 4, 2022

As we honor Rosa Parks and her fight for transit equity, it’s time to put transit funding front and center.

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The American Dream depends on transit for all in Pa. We need to fund it that way| Opinion

BY: - October 24, 2021

Transit is a lifeline for low-income and Black and brown populations, immigrant communities, the disabled, and the elderly.

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

Buses may stop at 5 p.m., but her Mom’s care is 7 days a week, Pgh. woman tells USDot Secretary Buttigieg

BY: - June 10, 2021

Lisa Gonzalez is a Pittsburgh community organizer veteran, family caretaker, and Community Worker at Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 public school. She relies on public transportation for her many responsibilities.

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Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85B in Biden stimulus plan. That’s a down payment on reviving American cities | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2021

Even before COVID-19, transit agencies lacked the money to maintain their systems.

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better

BY: - May 20, 2021

Let’s hope this is just the start of efforts to loosen the grip that cars have had on Pittsburgh’s transportation system.

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Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.