Bus Rapid Transit a Possibility in Pittsburgh

Lindsay Cashman Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region

Although the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor has plenty of public transportation with more than a dozen routes, it’s challenged by traffic, signal timing and other issues often resulting in “bunching” — or several buses arriving at a stop at once — and high demand, leading to overcrowding. Allegheny County and Port Authority leaders believe Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) could be one solution.

They are working to garner local community support through the Uptown EcoInnovation District, a community-led vision for Uptown and West Oakland neighborhoods that includes resident-input on how high-capacity transit best serves the neighborhoods.

Learn more in the Port Authority Transit Blog here