Starting April 4, Port Authority bus routes in Pittsburgh are
changing so check here
your route before boarding your bus.
It's the first
implementation of extensive
system-wide improvements at Port Authority since its conception, says
Steven Bland, CEO of Port Authority. While the new routes, which will be
rolled out gradually,the number of weekday bus trips increase by six
percent while the overall number drops from 186 to 122.
While there are fewer
routes, there are better choices that are more convenient and efficient,
emphasizes Bland. "We had to take a hard
look at our system and offer honest assessments of what worked and what
didn't work, " he said in a a statement. The organization solicited
comments from thousands of riders as well as local groups and elected
In addition to the
changes, a new color code system will help users better navigate the
For example, the East Busway
will be branded with the color purple and those routes will have a "P"
in front of their route numbers.
improvements are planned, including the introduction of new "Rapid Bus"
line that will have fewer stops along
some of the most traveled routes.
Some of the changes in routes include the 28x to the
Pittsburgh airport which will now run from Shadyside and downtown
skipping the Robinson Twp. stop. The new 75 bus will go from Ellsworth
Avenue to Bakery Square then onto Shadyside, Oakland and Southside
Works. While some routes have added locations, such as Bakery Square,
others have eliminated some. Check one, check all at www.portauthority.org.
Source: Heather Pharo, Port Authority