Public comment period begins for Port Authority's proposed service reduction and fare increases

The public comment period for Port Authority’s proposed service reduction and fare increase begins this Sunday, Feb. 5.

Starting Sunday, a form will be available on Port Authority’s website ( for riders and community members to leave their comments on the proposal. The form is accessible via the “Proposed Service Cuts” banner on the homepage. Port Authority will also accept comments by mail at Port Authority Fare & Service Proposals, Heinz 57 Center, 345 Sixth Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh PA, 15222-2527.

The public comment period ends Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh.

During the public comment period and hearing, Port Authority will also take comments on proposed changes to service and fares for the ACCESS paratransit program.

For more information on proposed service and fare changes, as well as the public hearing, visit or call Port Authority Customer Service (412-442-2000 / TTY: 412-231-7007).

(chart of Port Authority service cuts from the Public Transit 4 Pittsburgh blog)