It was a frustrating commute this morning for people who use the Port Authority’s trolley service. Officials with the Port Authority say a ventilation system problem brought light rail service to a grinding halt. It stranded many people on their way to work.
The Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw concert at Heinz Field on Saturday proved to be a test for the Port Authority’s North Shore Connector. “It was larger than a sellout Pirates game type of event, so we were a little bit cautious going in,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.
The Monday morning commute for some people became a little faster as 11 T stops were officially closed.
With all the new riders the Port Authority is taking a look at different fare systems. One option being considered is the so-called “proof of pay” system, also known as the honor system.
The way you pay to ride the bus, the T or the Incline will soon be changing. The Port Authority is in its final phase of developing the Connect Card electronic fare system.
Some big changes are coming to the Port Authority’s light rail system as more than a dozen stops will soon be eliminated.
Commuters experienced some delays on the T today due to crews working on the Red Line.
The Port Authority plans to cut 13 “T” stops starting June 25. For more details, visit: PortAuthority.org. Traymore (Pennant) Hampshire (Fallowfield or Coast) Boustead (Shiras or Belasco) Neeld (Shiras) Kelton (Dormont or Potomac) Martin Villa […]
The Port Authority says trolley riders should expect significant detours and delays on Saturday because of maintenance work. Blue line stops south of Washington Junction will be served by shuttle buses. Red line service will […]
What kept Pirates fans waiting at the Gateway T station on Mother’s Day wasn’t a lack of manpower or car shortages. It turned out to be a derailed car at South Hills Junction heading towards downtown Pittsburgh at about 1 p.m. – a peak time for going to the Pirate game.
It is a busy weekend in Pittsburgh, which means increased traffic. Officials are hoping to avoid a repeat of last weekend when trolley riders were stranded or forced to board packed trains.
It should have been a weekend to show off the new, half billion dollar North Shore Connector and the convenience of our subway system, but it turned out to be a PR nightmare for the Port Authority.
The mural has been restored to the wall of the new Gateway ‘T’ station, the station is virtually finished, the test runs have found very few problems and the much maligned North Shore Connector project is about to come to an end.
With free “T” service in downtown Pittsburgh and coming soon to the North Shore, the next logical extension of the city’s free fare zone is Station Square.
Parking on the North Shore and hopping the T to downtown will be facilitated by the cost of using the service — free.