MT. WASHINGTON (KDKA) – The Mon Incline was back up and running this morning after it was shut down twice on Monday.
It was quite an inconvenience for the people who use it daily, but they say that they’re kind of getting used to it because there have been so many issues lately.READ MORE: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
Sara Demko was one of the affected riders who experienced trouble Monday morning.
“We were waiting for it and it actually, on the one side, came up and slammed into the building,” Demko said.
She and other riders were stuck and waited 30 minutes for the first shuttle to arrive.
“Frustrating, especially when you don’t know it’s closed. So, I was about a half hour late for work,” she said.
Renee Stuebgen made the decision to drive yesterday because she didn’t know how long she’d been waiting.READ MORE: Kenny Pickett Wins Prestigious Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
“It’s always pretty full. Yesterday, this whole sidewalk was lined past the stop sign to here. There were probably 40 people waiting,” Stuebgen said.
The Mon Incline was back up and running by the daytime. However, it broke again shortly after 5 p.m.
The Port Authority said the issues stem from the electrical connectivity, which operates the doors and that crews are working to make the modern day system work with the 145-year-old incline.
Still, the problems are perplexing to those who rely on the transportation because it was just renovated at the end of last year.
“It just seems to be breaking a lot more than it was before they fixed it,” Mike Amrhein said.
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