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.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) reopened the Monongahela Incline Feb. 10 after employees from the state of Pennsylvania's Department of Labor & Industry inspected the repairs that were made to the 154-year-old funicular and deemed it safe and able to return to regular service.

PRT closed the incline on Jan. 2 after a failure of the electrical and mechanical systems that slow the cars as they near the stations. The closure occurred 10 months after an $8.2 million renovation project from August 2022 to March 2023. 

The work was conducted during a five-week period and was under contract from the 2022-2023 rehabilitation project.

During the incline outage, PRT operated a shuttle bus between the lower and upper stations. The 40 Mt. Washington and 43 Bailey bus routes also travel between downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington.

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Eman Abu-Khaled | Associate Editor

Eman Abu-Khaled is a recent graduate of Kent State University with a bachelors in journalism. She works through Endeavor Business Media with Mass Transit as an associate editor. Abu-Khaled brings a fresh perspective to the visual side of journalism with an interest in video and photography work.