Port Authority Service Reduction & Fare Increase Proposal

Port Authority of Allegheny County is proposing to reduce its service countywide and increase fares starting in January. If approved, it would be the largest reduction in transit service in Port Authority’s history. The impact to riders, schools and employers across the region would be damaging.

Port Authority’s Board of Directors will vote Friday, July 23, to make the proposal official. A public-comment period will run from July 28 through Aug. 31. Please mark your calendars for the 12-hour hearing (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) scheduled for Aug. 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The Board would consider a formal approval in September and the changes would occur in January.

Port Authority’s Board of Directors believes tolling I-80 remains a viable option and one still worth pursuing. That’s why the Board wrote Gov. Ed Rendell recently in support of resubmitting a revised application to the Federal government.

Details of our proposal are available at PortAuthority.org and, soon, in print at schedule racks and transit stations.

Since those route changes are overlapping with the January service reduction proposal, Port Authority has developed a route-by-route chart to help riders. The chart is available at PortAuthority.org.