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Old February 14th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #41
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Busway and Light Rail map for Pittsburgh

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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #42
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I'm going in a couple weeks and there doesn't appear to be one. It should be an adventure trying to get around without a car.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #43
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Here is a map for some of the busways. It appears that Port Authority does not have a combined map.



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Old July 16th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #44
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:38 PM   #45
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Is Pittsburgh building a sky train (line for 2014)?
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:47 PM   #46
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My photos of PAT's brand new 2011 New Flyer D60LFR buses:

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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #47
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I like the design of undergroun stations. They're simple but spacious, with good and lasting materials and good details too.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #48
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Any word on when the North Shore connector will open?
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #49
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Any word on when the North Shore connector will open?
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The extension of Port Authority’s light rail system, "The T," from Downtown Pittsburgh into the city’s thriving North Shore area is about 94 percent complete (as of July 2011). The first T trips into the North Shore are scheduled to occur in Spring 2012.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #50
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I like the design of undergroun stations. They're simple but spacious, with good and lasting materials and good details too.
The top one reminds me of the St Pancras Thameslink station
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Old September 5th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #51
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Proof-positive that underground stations don't have to be pee-yellow and heavy on bathroom tile.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #52
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #53
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One of the city's new New Flyer's, this time in blue. There will also be 2 other colors besides red and blue (one is yellow):

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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:22 PM   #54
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1925 Subway Plan (Map)

Here's an interesting piece of history; a map of a proposed (and unfortunately never built) 4-line heavy-rail subway system from Report on A Recommended Subway in the First and Second Wards of Pittsburgh, or Proposed First Step in a Rapid Transit Program by city engineers Daniel L. Turner and Winters Haydock (1925). Courtesy of the Carnegie Library.

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From "Lost Tracks" by Julie Mickens:

"They proposed a rail system beyond the imagination of T riders today. It would have joined East Liberty to the Central North Side, Squirrel Hill to the South Side, Beltzhoover to Perry Hilltop -- and all of them to Downtown. Such a system could have made Pittsburgh the Manhattan of the Alleghenies.

Turner and Haydock's top priority? A route they called the "Fifth Avenue Line" -- a two-track subway line with 17 stops connecting the Central North Side to Downtown, Soho, Oakland, Shadyside and East Liberty."

It would be interesting to see how Pittsburgh would have developed if the old 1925 subway plan had been implemented, not to mention of the the streetcar system (which would have complimented it nicely) weren't so thoroughly dismantled.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 04:11 AM   #55
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Port Authority 'death spiral' could come with more cuts: CEO: $64 million deficit lies ahead if state aid not upped

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Port Authority officials are warning of a "death spiral" of deeper service cuts along with layoffs and fare increases if Gov. Tom Corbett and the Legislature don't resolve a statewide transportation funding crisis.

CEO Steve Bland said Friday that the agency faces a projected $64 million deficit for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 unless state aid is increased and the authority gains significant concessions from its employee union.

If the deficit isn't closed, "we're looking at significant curtailment of night and weekend service" including a full shutdown of the Light Rail Transit system on weekends, he said. Another 40 bus routes could be eliminated.

A 15 percent service reduction in March already has stranded many riders and forced others to endure severe overcrowding on buses and rail vehicles. Mr. Bland likened those reductions to "cutting into bone and muscle." Future rounds of cuts would be like "amputations," he said.

A commission appointed by Mr. Corbett has recommended raising $2.7 billion in new annual revenue for roads, bridges and transit statewide through fee increases and an uncapping of the tax on fuel distributors.

The authority estimates that its share of the new revenue would be $32 million to $48 million in the first year, not enough to cover its deficit unless it also wrings concessions from the union.
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After four years of work, the Port Authority’s North Shore Connector project is ready for test runs. It is on track to begin test runs next month.

The project is two 1.2-mile twin tunnels that will run under the Allegheny River and extend the T, Port Authority’s light rail transit system, from downtown’s Gateway Subway Station to the North Shore. There will be two stations on the North Shore, a subway station underneath Tony Dorsett Drive and an aerial station along Allegheny Avenue.

The idea for the North Shore Connector project came about in the late ’90s. The Pittsburgh Port Authority undertook responsibility for the project in 1999 and construction began in 2007.

The Port Authority will be running a series of tests to ensure that all the systems on the connector are running properly beginning next month.

“In order to make sure everything is running smoothly, we are going to test the different systems, such as the communication and electrical systems, individually to see if there’s anything we need to take a second look at,” said Keith Wargo, project director for the North Shore Connector. “If they are functioning properly, then we move on to the next phase which includes interfacing the systems to see if they work well together.”

They are finishing up the independent tests and then will be moving on to marrying the different systems.

“Because the North Shore Connector project is an isolated and independent one, there haven’t been [many] local inconveniences,” Wargo said.

Construction and testing is conducted outside of service and business hours in order to minimize distractions and disturbances.

The North Shore Connector will allow for quicker access to businesses and institutions, therefore decreasing congestion, said Wargo

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There will be no through service from the old part of the LRT? Weird...
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There will be no through service from the old part of the LRT? Weird...
No, both segments will be connected.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #59
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I have some photo's of the North Shore connector, more available on my Flickr page:

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Congrats to Pittsburgh! Glad to see that the North Shore Connector Project is nearing successful completion; at a cost of just over half a billion bucks!

BTW it was my pleasure to have served on the Federal DOT Project Management Oversight contractor team for Stone & Webster/Shaw Engineering.

We worked closely with the Port Authority of Allegheny County management, staff, contractors & consultants during the preliminary phases of the project beginning in the later 1990s & into the first years of the Zips.

Our project team also had enjoyed Pittsburgh. A wonderful city that shows that it’s possible to decline size wise, but with style & grace. While becoming a place with a better quality of life!

Anyway hope all you Pittsburgers get to enjoy your brand new rides under the river!

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