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New BRT plan picks up Soldiers and Sailors stop

Pittsburgh’s newest proposal for its planned Bus Rapid Transit system includes a bus station in front of Soldiers and Sailors.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Pittsburgh’s newest proposal for its planned Bus Rapid Transit system features a bus station outside of Soldiers and Sailors Hall.

Editorial: The Port Authority is ignoring important BRT stakeholders

Justin Miller, an employee of the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, speaks to Oakland residents Monday about preferred BRT routes. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 20, 2017

The Port Authority has promised people that live on the lines of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project faster commutes, new electric buses and safe bike lanes. But the proposal isn’t perfect, and the people that might be negatively impacted by the project are being ignored. Some 3,000 riders a...

Oakland locals weigh in on bus rapid transit

Amy Silbermann, an employee of Port Authority, shows Pittsburgh residents a map the planned Oakland BRT route. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

June 20, 2017

Community members and local activists gathered Monday night to talk about new bus stops, or as city employee Justin Miller called them — “upgraded transit experiences.” The replicas of the Bus Rapid Transit system’s proposed new stops sat on the side of the room as Miller, an employee of Pittsb...

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

A bus passes by Towers on Forbes Avenue. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2017

Madeline Rigatti’s black boots press forcefully on the steel pedals of her orange Salsa Vaya, propelling the 25-year-old up a short, steep hill by her house. “I used to hate that hill,” Rigatti, who started commuting by bike in college 5 years ago, said. Weather permitting, Rigatti comm...

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