Port Authority of Allegheny County has begun its transition of using ConnectCards for 10-trip, weekly, monthly, and yearly passes, as well as stored value. As a college student, intern, and part-time captive to the restaurant service industry, I have become a frequent user of public transportation here in Pittsburgh. And while I definitely find the ConnectCard to have its share of hiccups, it is definitely a step in the right direction. Whether you use the bus daily or once in a blue moon, I recommend picking one up.
Clueless on how to get started? Here are the basics of the… Read the rest
Whether you are someone who just moved to the ‘Burgh, a first year student at one of the city’s colleges or universities, just visiting for a day, or your car broke down and the bus is your last resort, here are a couple of things to know to handle your Port Authority of Allegheny County experience like a pro.
The Bus Stop and Boarding
To makes sure you are at the right stop, each stop can be identified by the blue sign that says “Bus Stop”. Under most of these signs, there is a list of the bus routes that … Read the rest
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Did you know that the City of Pittsburgh is in the process of completing a comprehensive plan? Did you know that they want your opinion regarding an array of issues that affect your daily life? Would you like to see better signage when you are riding your bike? What about better public transportation? Do you spend more time on riverfront trails or in your local City park? Are you worried about living in the City and having access to quality education for your children? Or maybe you’d just like to have your recycling services increased. The City… Read the rest