At last week’s meeting, the Pittsburgh Regional Transit (formerly Port Authority) provided an update on its plans for new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) upgrades. The presentation will be posted soon on the HPCC website. The long and the short of it is that the extension running to Highland Park is no longer part of the short term plan. Long-term they hope to add it, but funding and other constraints has caused them to restrict the initial project to the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland corridors. The 71A and 71B buses that you catch in the neighborhood will be part of those routes, but we will not see any new stops or shelters in Highland Park until additional funding is obtained and public engagement is conducted.
On Monday 6/27, there will be a Development Activities Hearing about bus shelter designs in the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland corridors. Use this link to attend:
BRT Shelter Design meeting
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