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.