Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT)

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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About Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT)

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345 Sixth Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
http://www.portauthority.org/
412.566.5500

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Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) provides public transportation services throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Formerly known as the Port Authority of Allegheny County, PRT went through a rebranding in June 2022. 

Products and Press Releases

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Management

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro raises state share of public transit funding in 2024-2025 budget proposal

The 1.75 percent funding increase marks the first time the state share of public transit funding has been raised in more than a decade.
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Infrastructure

PRT Monongahela Incline to remain out of service for at least two more weeks

Jan. 16, 2024
PRT closed the incline on Jan. 2 following a malfunction that prevented the cars from slowing down and stopping at their predetermined positions at the upper and lower stations...
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Infrastructure

Monongahela Incline to remain closed due to several electrical and mechanical issues

Jan. 4, 2024
PRT closed the 150-year-old incline at approximately 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 following a malfunction that prevented the cars from slowing down and stopping at their predetermined positions...
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Infrastructure

PRT launches NEXTransit Bus Line Redesign Project

Oct. 23, 2023
The 21-month-long project will analyze the entire bus system to comprehensively redesign the network for post-pandemic travel patterns to promote ridership, equity and inclusivity...
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Fare Collection

PRT completes installation of Masabi's Justride on entire fleet of rail cars

Sept. 7, 2023
Justride's mobile ticketing validators will help to deliver smarter ticketing through its open platform on PRT’s network.
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Infrastructure

Construction to begin on PRT’s downtown University Line Sept. 13

Sept. 1, 2023
The University Line is PRT’s first BRT project under the new level of service branded as PRTX.
Management

PRT ending COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Aug. 30, 2023
Employees terminated due to the vaccine requirement will have an opportunity to return to work.
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Infrastructure

Condensation buildup triggered emergency brake of PRT’s Monongahela Incline Aug. 11

Aug. 16, 2023
The 153-year-old incline, which sees 1,000 riders every weekday and 4,500 riders on weekends, will remain closed until engineers determine a way to allow condensation to dissipate...
Management

Hill International begins $18 million project in electrical upgrades at PRT's East Liberty garage

July 18, 2023
The scope includes the installation of charging systems for electric buses and electrical and power supply upgrades; the project will support battery-electric charging stations...
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Infrastructure

FTA awards $149.9 million construction grant to PRT for new Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT line

The Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT project will provide fast, convenient transit for residents and commuters along a heavily congested corridor from downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland...

Articles & News

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Infrastructure

PRT'S Monongahela Incline reopens after state inspection

Feb. 12, 2024
The Monongahela Incline reopened Feb. 10th after passing state inspection for functionality and safety.
Management

FY24 budget approvals for LTD, WeGo and Pittsburgh Regional Transit

June 26, 2023
Funding for the trio of agencies has been approved for FY24, all with different funding opportunities and changes for their respective agencies.
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ATU reaches series of agreements with Pittsburgh Regional Transit, TARC and GO Transit

Nov. 21, 2022
The agreements end strike action at GO Transit and avoid strike action at TARC.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Pittsburgh Regional Transit targets 2045 for zero-emissions bus fleet

Sept. 8, 2022
PRT will only purchase zero-emission buses after 2032 and spend more than $1 billion to make the transition.
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Management

Meet Pittsburgh Regional Transit, the new name for the Port Authority of Allegheny County

PRT says the name change is more than a new brand, but a better reflection of its services and organizational values.
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Port Authority of Allegheny County Red Line trains returned to their full route on the morning of May 24 following repairs to the Sal Mill Run Boulevard Bridge, as well as accelerated work on two rail capital projects.
Infrastructure

Pittsburgh’s Red Line reopens following bridge repairs and trackwork

May 24, 2022
Repairs to the Saw Mill Run Boulevard Bridge and accelerated track projects have kept the Red Line trains from operating along its full route.
Port Authority of Allegheny County
The Saw Mill Run Boulevard Bridge opened to bus traffic on May 14 and is expected to open to rail traffic at the end of the month following a 14-week closure. [Image credit: Port Authority of Allegheny County]
Infrastructure

Buses return to Saw Mill Run Blvd. Bridge

May 17, 2022
The Port Authority of Allegheny County reopened the bridge to bus traffic on May 14 and expects light-rail vehicles to resume use of the bridge at the end of the month.
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Port Authority of Allegheny County expects transit vehicles will be able to run on the Saw Mill Run Boulevard Bridge by the end of May.
Management

Pittsburgh’s Saw Mill Run Blvd Bridge reopening targeted for end of May

April 6, 2022
The bridge has been closed since early February after a joint on the bridge deck expanded.
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Safety & Security

Saw Mill Run Boulevard Bridge fix estimated to top $2 million; take up to 12 weeks

Feb. 17, 2022
The 600,000-pound bridge must be lifted back into position and replace components removed to stabilize the bridge after its shift was discovered.
Port Authority of Allegheny County
The Port Authority was awarded $8.2 million from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.
Facilities

Three Port Authority of Allegheny County projects receive state-awarded grants

The projects will help reduce both congestion and air pollution and improve transit in the county.

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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Allegheny County awarded $10 million in EPA funding

April 12, 2023
The funding will go towards replacing all PRT diesel vehicles with zero-emission vehicles.
Infrastructure

PRT Board approves $28 million contract to construct first phase of Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT project

March 27, 2023
Independence Excavating will begin construction this fall along Fifth, Liberty and Sixth avenues in downtown Pittsburgh, with phase one including the installation of five new ...
Infrastructure

PRT Board to consider awarding $28 million construction contract for first phase of Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT project

March 20, 2023
The contract would cover Phase One of the BRT project, which includes the downtown area along Fifth, Liberty and Sixth avenues known as the Downtown Loop.
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PRT will be installing new bus stop signs later this month in downtown Pittsburgh and along the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway.
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PRT installing new bus stop signs in downtown Pittsburgh and along Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway

March 14, 2023
In addition to new PRT branding, the new signs provide riders with more information for a successful journey, including greater reflectivity for increased visibility to riders...
Infrastructure

PRT reopens Monongahela Incline

March 6, 2023
Since PRT closed the incline for an $8.2 million renovation project on Aug. 1, contractors have modernized the mechanical controls and electrical system, upgraded the interiors...
Infrastructure

PRT to restart construction activities inside Mt. Lebanon Transit Tunnel March 6

March 1, 2023
PRT began work inside the tunnel in January 2022, but the project has been delayed several months due to supply chain issues and the discovery metal conduit inside the tunnel ...
Bus

PRT accepting applications for its new Bulk Pass Pilot Program

Feb. 6, 2023
The program, which is expected to begin April 3, will allow businesses and multifamily building managers to purchase transit passes for their employees or tenants at steep discounts...
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

New Flyer receives five-year contract from Pittsburgh Regional Transit for 157 zero-emission buses

Dec. 27, 2022
The buses will spur PRT’s transition to a more sustainable fleet and replace vehicles that have reached the end of their lifespan with more efficient and reliable battery-electric...
Pittsburgh Regional Transit
The reopening of the Monongahela Incline has been delayed due to supply chain and material delivery issues.
Infrastructure

Supply chain and material delivery issues delay opening of Monongahela Incline

Nov. 18, 2022
The incline was originally expected to reopen on Nov. 19, but is now expected to reopen before the end of the year.