Port Authority to adjust routes for parade Saturday

By Lindsay Carroll

Some Port Authority bus routes and stops will change during Saturday’s St…. Some Port Authority bus routes and stops will change during Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, according to a Port Authority news release.

Detours on bus routes passing through the Strip District will begin as early as 8 a.m., while other detours will begin around 9 a.m.

Bus routes coming from the South Hills and West End will end at Station Square. Riders traveling Downtown will be able to transfer on the T for free, according to the release. Other routes will terminate at the East Busway’s Penn Station and a temporary shuttle will take riders to Steel Plaza.

The 28X Airport Flyer will serve Station Square by bypass Downtown temporarily.

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Temporary bus stops will replace normal ones in the Strip District and Downtown during the parade.

Port Authority expects service for regular routes and bus stops to resume around 3 p.m.

For full details, visit portauthority.org. Travelers can also call Port Authority’s customer service line at (412) 442-2000 or (412) 231-7007.

The Irish Society for Education & Charity and the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee sponsored this year’s parade. It will begin at the Greyhound Bus Station at Liberty Avenue and 11th Street, near the Greyhound Bus Station, turn right onto Boulevard of the Allies and end at Commonwealth Place, according to WPXI. The parade is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. with 23,000 participants, according to the article.

For more information on the parade, you can visit its Facebook fan page, its Twitter page or its website.