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Port Authority bus driver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in student’s death

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.
January 11, 2021
The Port Authority bus driver who fatally struck a Pitt student last year pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person on Monday. The driver will serve three years of probation.

Transport in the time of COVID-19: How to get around the City safely

Port Authority spokesperson Adam Brandolph said all bus lines that run through Oakland will return to full service on or before Aug. 23.
July 20, 2020
Pitt students can use their student ID card to get free access to buses, light rails and the inclines that travel up and down the steep hills bordering the South Side neighborhoods.

Port Authority bus driver charged months after Pitt student struck, killed

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.
June 18, 2020
The 33-year-old Port Authority bus driver that struck and killed a Pitt student is facing multiple charges, including involuntary manslaughter.

Photos: Oakland, largely emptied

A hospital worker awaits a shuttle outside the UPMC Presbyterian parking garage.
May 1, 2020
Oakland may look a little different than it did two months ago, but its formerly crowded streets are not left completely empty.

Editorial: 93 bus line needed on weekends for Pitt populace

Port Authority announced last Tuesday that a few more bus lines will operate on the weekend, starting March 15.
February 23, 2020
Currently, there doesn’t seem to be a plan to add weekend bus service to the 93 bus schedule, but there should be.

Investigation ongoing into Pitt student’s death

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.
February 17, 2020
The investigation into the mid-January death of a female Pitt student remains ongoing one month after her passing, City police said Monday.

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue
January 18, 2020
A Pitt student died after being struck by a Port Authority bus Saturday afternoon.

Port Authority to host community discussions across county

The Port Authority of Allegheny County announced that it would host a series of public meetings to talk about upcoming projects within the communities that will be affected by them.
January 15, 2020
The Port Authority of Allegheny County announced that it would host “Public Transit: A Community Discussion,” a series of public meetings to talk about upcoming projects inside of the communities the new programs will affect.

24-hour bus service coming to Oakland

Port Authority is seeking to provide 24-hour bus service to Oakland.
September 5, 2019
Say goodbye to 3 a.m. Uber rides from distant neighborhoods back to your on-campus residence — Port Authority is looking to provide 24-hour bus service to Oakland.

Buses, trains and trams: Pittsburgh public transit guide

Pitt students can hop on any 61 or 71 bus heading inbound along Fifth Avenue, and they’ll be in Downtown within 15 minutes.
June 30, 2019
With Oakland parking scarce and few alternatives to get around the City, many Pitt students utilize the public transportation system in Pittsburgh, run by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, to move around.
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