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24-hour bus service coming 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.

Buses, trains and trams: Pittsburgh public transit guide

Buses, trains and trams: Pittsburgh public transit guide

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

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.

Police: Woman who used bear spray at Pitt also hit two buses

Police: Woman who used bear spray at Pitt also hit two buses

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 30, 2019

A 28-year old woman who allegedly used bear spray in a Pitt building on May 20 also struck two Port Authority buses on two different days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Port Authority to increase service on Oakland routes

Port Authority to increase service on Oakland routes

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2019

Port Authority is taking care of some bus-ness in Oakland.

Opinion | Decent, good and chaotic: a glimpse into life on the Port Authority 71C

Opinion | Decent, good and chaotic: a glimpse into life on the Port Authority 71C

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist

January 31, 2019

The public bus is an interesting gathering of Pittsburgh’s citizens, a demented family reunion featuring a wild cast of characters all wishing to achieve something and go somewhere.

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

By Jon Moss, Senior Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

A female Pitt student was struck by a Port Authority bus near the William Pitt Union in Oakland at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Port Authority reroutes in East End

Port Authority reroutes in East End

By Jon Moss, For the Pitt News

October 8, 2018

Port Authority’s plans to create a faster, more consistent and more reliable bus service between the East End and Downtown Pittsburgh came to a screeching halt in May 2017 after it received public backlash for including service cuts to some routes. Following community debate, including several town halls and act...

Public Transit in motion at Community Cafe

Public Transit in motion at Community Cafe

By Emily Wolfe, For The Pitt News

September 21, 2018

Pittsburghers for Public Transit members spoke to students at the Honor's College weekly event, Community Cafe.

City should keep improving bus routes to Downtown for all

City should keep improving bus routes to Downtown for all

By Brian Gentry, Senior Columnist

July 18, 2018

It is vital that the city delivers on its promise to provide quick access to Downtown for the communities that need it most.

Editorial: Port Authority police on trains would be a wreck

Editorial: Port Authority police on trains would be a wreck

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

November 28, 2017

Even though many Pitt students don’t even know it exists, Pittsburgh’s humble commuter light rail might soon look a lot more like the transit systems of New York, Los Angeles and Miami — but only as far as security measures go. The Port Authority of Allegheny County put forward a proposal ear...

Editorial: The Port Authority is ignoring important BRT stakeholders

Editorial: The Port Authority is ignoring important BRT stakeholders

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

Oakland locals weigh in on bus rapid transit

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...

Port Authority to eliminate bus stops

Port Authority to eliminate bus stops

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

June 28, 2016

Port Authority of Allegheny County is hoping to speed up services by eliminating bus stops. Pittsburgh’s transit agency is conducting a stop-by-stop analysis of its 7,020 stops, taking into account the operational safety of a stop, accessibility for people with disabilities, whether or not the sto...

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