SEPTA strategy aims to connect vulnerable individuals to services
The plan details SEPTA's "strategy for addressing safety, security, and the challenges of the vulnerable population on its system."
Monongahela Incline to suspend service during four-month rehab project
By Jamie Wiggan PITTSBURGH — The Monongahela Incline is set to close from Aug. 1 through mid-November while contractors work on a planned $8.2 million overhaul. In a statement, the Pittsburgh Regional Transit (formerly Port Authority), said the upgrades will cover the incline’s “mechanical, control, and electrical systems; and painting the bridge structure.” Both upper […]
Allegheny Co. Port Authority extends free fares through March 27
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
The free fares started Tuesday and will wrap up on Sunday, March 20, officials said.
Will high gas prices get Pa. drivers out of their cars and on the bus? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Past precedent points the way to yes, according to researchers.
Safe, reliable, and affordable transit is the fastest route to an equitable society | Opinion
As we honor Rosa Parks and her fight for transit equity, it’s time to put transit funding front and center.
The American Dream depends on transit for all in Pa. We need to fund it that way| Opinion
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
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 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
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
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.
Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85B in Biden stimulus plan. That’s a down payment on reviving American cities | Opinion
Even before COVID-19, transit agencies lacked the money to maintain their systems.