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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

Pitt students can hop on any 61 or 71 bus heading inbound along Fifth Avenue, and they’ll be in Downtown within 15 minutes.

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.
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)

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...

 (Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Don’t tempt Amazon with tax cuts

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...

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

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

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...

Amy Silbermann, an employee of Port Authority, shows Pittsburgh residents a map the planned Oakland BRT route. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

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...

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