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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | A review of Pitt transportation methods

Opinion | A review of Pitt transportation methods

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist August 6, 2022
As someone who grew up in a town where public transportation was not very prevalent and has now used much transportation during my two years at Pitt, here is my take on transportation at Pitt.
A Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue.

Editorial | Port Authority employees should be vaccinated

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 14, 2022
The way to ensure the health of not only Port Authority employees, but also the reliability of public transit, is to make sure the people who have a hand in operating the system are able to do so safely and effectively. Port Authority employees should be vaccinated for themselves and the common good of Pittsburghers.
A Port Authority 54C bus.

Opinion | Thank the bus driver: An ode to CDL drivers and blue-collar work

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
As students, we need to acknowledge and change our inherent classism imprinted upon us by our culture. In keeping with the theme of CDL drivers, I think we could start by thanking Port Authority bus drivers.
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 18, 2020
The investigation into the mid-January death of a female Pitt student remains ongoing one month after her passing, City police said Monday.
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