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The student affairs committee of Pitts Board of Trustees held a public meeting Thursday to discuss and approve a resolution to increase the student security and transportation fee.

Student security and transportation fee to increase for first time in 14 years

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 8, 2021
Not only will students see an increase in their fees for activities, wellness and recreation this fall, but there will also be an increase in the student security and transportation fee, following a vote by a Pitt Board of Trustees committee.
Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.

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

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor 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.
Port Authority spokesperson Adam Brandolph said all bus lines that run through Oakland will return to full service on or before Aug. 23.

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

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor 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.
Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.

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

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor 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.
A hospital worker awaits a shuttle outside the UPMC Presbyterian parking garage.

Photos: Oakland, largely emptied

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor 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.
Port Authority announced last Tuesday that a few more bus lines will operate on the weekend, starting March 15.

Editorial: 93 bus line needed on weekends for Pitt populace

By The Pitt News Editorial Board 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.
Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.

Investigation ongoing into Pitt student’s death

By Jon Moss, News Editor 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

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust January 18, 2020
A Pitt student died after being struck by a Port Authority bus Saturday afternoon.
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.

Port Authority to host community discussions across county

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor 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.
Port Authority is seeking to provide 24-hour bus service to Oakland.

24-hour bus service coming to Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer 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.
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