June 2012
MovePGH Community Workshop #3. June 19- June21 at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church. Wrap-Up Event from 6.00-8.00 pm on June 21 at Carrick High School.

June 8th-  Save our Public Transit! March and Rally organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit

May 2012

ConnectCard pilot program launched in Pittsburgh. If you want to be one those who get a chance to test the new fare paying system register here.

MovePGH Community Workshop #2. May 14- May 17 at IBEW local #5 in South Side.

March 2012

The TPlus ( former North Shore Connector)   becomes operational  March 25th.

February 2012

Public Hearing & Public Comment Period

Riders and community members will have the opportunity to comment on proposed fare and service changes during Port Authority's public comment period and public hearing.

Public Comment Period:
Sunday, February 5, 2012 through Friday, March 9, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Comments on the proposals will be accepted online (use this link) or by mail at:

Port Authority Fare & Service Proposals
Heinz 57 Center
345 Sixth Avenue, Floor 3
Pittsburgh PA, 15222-2527

The deadline for receipt of public comments is Friday, March 9, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Public Hearing:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

Individuals wishing to testify are encouraged to pre-register by calling 412-566-5437 (TTY: 412-231-7007) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker.

Those who have not pre-registered may register at the hearing and will be called on as time slots become available. Port Authority will provide a sign language interpreter at the hearing as well as Braille copies of informational documents.

To request printed information only, call 412-566-5543.

Tabling will be available for grassroots organizations and coalitions supporting public transportation in the region. If you are interested in retaining tabling space please contact us by e-mail :

May 2011

John Weinhold Memorial
And last but not least, we want to remind you that this Saturday, May 28th , there will be a memorial service in honor of long-term ACTC member John Weinhold at the Beechview Memorial parklet at Broadway and Shiras Avenues. More information on:

April 2011

The Coro Fellows' Convergence civic engagement event – an open group discussion on transit challenges and solutions in Pittsburgh. April 9th from 10am to 2pm.

March 2011March 27th - 15% service cuts becoming effective

New schedules and alternative trip options available on Port Authority's Website

24 Hours of Action!
Beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 24 through 11:00 AM Friday, March 25
Organized by ATU 85 and Pittsburghers for Public Transit
There will be an opportunity to share your rider story.

January 2011
Wednesday, January 19th, during the  ACTC meeting it was announced that the new magnetic card fare system is in its last phase: testing. The new Connect card offers riders the ability to purchase rechargeable magnetic cards at vending points across the city. The Port Authority hopes to have the whole system working by March 2012.

As of  January 2nd  the fare for one Zone 1 trip is $2.25, for one  Zone 2 trip $ 3.25 and for a transfer $1.00. The cost of weekly, monthly, annual and Go Pass passes, along with ten-trip ticket books, also will increase on January 2.  Fare change details are available on Port Authority's website,

On Wednesday, January 12th, Port Authority’s board will meet to discuss a proposed 15% service cut for March 2011. After former governor Rendell provided a temporary funding solution, the Port Authority will be able to avoid a major service cut. However since the funds received will cover only part of the Authority’s budget shortfall, smaller service cuts are still expected…

December 2010

December 13th - the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to vote on a temporary solution to the Port Authority's Funding Crisis
December 2nd - Governor Ed Rendell to provide a temporary funding solution for the Port Authority

September 7

Port Authority’s CEO Steve Bland will answer your questions on Tuesday, September 7th starting with 7pm during the KDKA show moderated by Robert Mangino. Steve Bland became PAT's CEO in 2006 and is the person behind the route and schedule changes which started in January of this year. For more information visit the KDKA website.

September 20

Sustainable Pittsburgh will host a Public forum on PAT’s new initiative, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), on Monday September 20th, from 8am to 4pm , in the Power Center Ballroom of Duquesne University. The forum will focus on the Downtown –Oakland- East End Area BRT corridor that is intended to improve public transportation and thus revitalize the communities mentioned above. Among the forums’ special guests and participants are PennDOT’s Secretary Allen Biehler, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development , Allegheny County Transportation Action Partnership, the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning and Allegheny County Transit Council.

More information about participants and on how to register in order to attend the forum discussion can be found on :  . There is no fee to attend.

Port Authority's Board approved fare increases, 35% service cuts - November 24th
Port  Authority of Allegheny County   announces new  route changes for November 21st .