Port Authority Announces BRT Route Selection

Lindsay Cashman Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region

After careful consideration and review of public input, the Port Authority has announced that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) option that connects Downtown Pittsburgh with Uptown, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg via the East Busway, and includes branches to Squirrel Hill and Highland Park has been selected as the Locally Preferred Alternative for which funding will be sought. As the longest and most comprehensive option, thousands of community members showed a preference for this option. The selection of the “Core+2” option will link more than 30,000 people across 24 neighborhoods via rapid, frequent, and more reliable service that’s as fast and comfortable as light rail, but could be built much sooner and at a fraction of the cost. Read the full details and stay up to date here.