Public Transit + Passenger Rail

Public Transit

The Port Authority of Allegheny County, the largest transit agency in southwestern Pennsylvania, provides public transportation and Access services throughout the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Authority operates a total of 102 routes, including 98 bus, 3 light rail, and 2 inclines, with 84% of all bus routes traveling to Downtown Pittsburgh.

Click here for the Interactive System Map

Click here for information on Fares and Passes

Click here for Schedules and Maps

Click here for Rider Services

ConnectCard
A reusable plastic smart card makes paying your fares faster, easier, and more secure than paying with cash. Just tap your ConnectCard on the farebox when you ride.

You can get a ConnectCard at Port Authority’s Downtown Service, most Giant Eagle stores, and other select retailers. A ConnectCard can then be reloaded at ConnectCard machines in the T stations and select bus stops within the Port Authority’s service area. You can even use Port Authority’s new Online ConnectCard Management system and set up your account online. Click here to set up an account.

TrueTime
TrueTime is Port Authority’s real-time information system. To learn more about how to use it, click here.

Port Authority Route Changes
The Port Authority’s website details any route changes they are making. Details about the changes, including maps and scheduling via Trip Planner, are available via their website. Learn more about the active detours currently in place.

Free Fare T Zone
Within Downtown Pittsburgh, Port Authority operates a free-fare T zone. The zone includes the following stations: First Avenue Station, Steel Plaza, Wood Street Station, and Gateway; North Side Station and Allegheny Station.

Six light rail stations in the North Shore and Downtown are included in the Free Fare Zone. Source: Port Authority of Allegheny County

Regional Public Transit

Ten fixed-route public transportation agencies serve riders in the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission region. Service is provided by bus, light rail, and incline, and most agencies provide commuter service into Downtown Pittsburgh.

A total of nine reginal transit providers provide direct service to Downtown Pittsburgh. Source: Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, 2020

Many regional transit agencies service regional park-n-ride facilities where motorists park their vehicles or commuters can be dropped off to board public transit vehicles or meet their carpool or vanpool group to travel to their destinations. The CommuteInfo website has detailed information on each park-n-ride facility located in the region, including physical characteristics, the transit service offered at each facility, a map and directions to the facility.

Passenger Rail

Amtrak, the nation’s publicly funded railroad service, provides intercity passenger rail service.  Two routes – the Pennsylvanian and the Capitol Limited – service the Pittsburgh area at Downtown’s Amtrak Station. Click here for Amtrak information and schedules.

Each route provides one trip a day in each direction.  The Pennsylvanian, a part of the state-managed Keystone service, connects Pittsburgh and New York City.  The Capitol Limited, a part of Amtrak’s long route system, connects Washington and Chicago with a stop in Pittsburgh.

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Pennsylvanian will add a baggage car to its operation and provide checked baggage service plus space to carry up to six bicycles.  Based on the Amtrak website, Pennsylvanian stations available to handle checked bags and bicycles are Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Altoona, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Newark, and New York.  The bicycle charge is $20.00.

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