Community Hearing on BRT Bus Shelters Monday 6/27 at 5:30 pm

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
Or connect by phone: 1-301-715-8592 using Webinar ID 898 7098 7195

The Neighborhood BBQ Returns Thursday June 23!

The 2019 Spring Fling was the HPCC’s first neighborhood BBQ – and what a success!  Now, after a 2-year, COVID-induced hiatus, the our neighborhood BBQ returns under a new name:The Highland Park Hullabaloo!

Join us this week – Thursday June 23 – at the Rhododendron Shelter on Stanton Ave., 4 – 8 pm, for:

  • Live music!
  • Free food – hot dogs, popcorn, and more!
  • Face painting!
  • Door prizes!  
  • 50/50 raffle! 
  • AND MORE FUN THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!  

Provide Input into the Design for the New BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Stops

At this meeting, the Port Authority will be sharing design plans for the new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stops, several of which will be located on Highland Ave in Highland Park.  The design must be approved by the Art Commission and the HPCC will be sending them a letter that includes public feedback, so come, see what you think, and have a say in what BRT bus stops will look like!

When: Jun 22, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuqurDopHdcC8Ccrl3bWwoJ_CzIEi3VI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

HPCC Virtual June Meeting 6/16/2022)

Greetings,

Please join the HPCC’s June Community Meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom.  

This is our annual business meeting.  We will have reports from standing committees and an election for the slate of officers.

We will also have a short presentation from PWSA 

What: June HPCC Community Meeting

When: June 16, 2022 7:00 PM Eastern Time

You MUST register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering you you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Note: You may also receive an invitation from the HPCC membership management system.  Please only register once.Looking forward to seeing you there!

Stephanie Walsh

President