Park & Ride Closure Causes Parking Problems In Monroeville
MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — A sinkhole is continuing to cause some major parking problems for commuters who used to use a park and ride lot in Monroeville.
The park and ride, located in the Giant Eagle/Roomful Express lot off of Route 22, was closed earlier this year because of the gaping sinkhole.
The lot provided 227 spaces, and now that it’s closed commuters have had to scramble to find other places to leave their vehicles.
In an email to KDKA, one commuter said that by 6 a.m. the Alpine parking lot is usually completely full.
Also, the email went on today say that not only is it a fight sometimes to find a spot, but also by 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, there were already 125 people standing in line to catch the bus.
The Port Authority had an agreement to use spaces in front of the closed Roomful Express, but the plaza opted to end the lease agreement, kicking commuters to the curb earlier this month.
The Port Authority said they are continuing to actively look for a new lot.