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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.

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.

Editorial: Port Authority police on trains would be a wreck

The Port Authority of Allegheny County proposed a new system in which armed guards would be stationed on the route of Pittsburgh Light Rail trains from the North Side through Downtown and into the South Hills. (Photo via Flickr)

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...

Don’t tempt Amazon with tax cuts

 (Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

By Ben Sheppard | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2017

In the struggle between American cities for economic dominance, an influx of 50,000 new jobs seems too good to be true. But that’s exactly what tech giant Amazon is offering. More than 100 cities — ranging from Boston, to Toronto to a collective of several small North Carolina towns — have signale...

Pitt Smart Living project hopes to ‘democratize,’ incentivize transportation

Alexandros Labrinidis (left) and Kostas Pelechrinis are leading the Pitt Smart Living project. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

By John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

July 12, 2017

A Pitt research project is attempting to “democratize” and incentivize public transportation in Pittsburgh using public information screens and a mobile app. The Pitt Smart Living project is currently in the pilot phase, according to Alexandros Labrinidis, the Pitt computer science professor leading th...

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...

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