|25th Annual Meeting – Travel|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015
Special Interest Groups Day: Thursday, October 8, 2015
There are many ways to get around Pittsburgh... car, bus, taxi, bike, pedicab, boat or your own two feet! We have the tips and information you need to get around town.
Pittsburgh is featured on Google Transit. This partnership with the Port Authority of Allegheny County allows visitors to search for public transportation routes using interactive Google Maps technology.
Tips for Taking Public Transit
For bus service, pay as you enter when you're going toward Downtown and pay when you exit when traveling away from Downtown. This policy is in effect at all times on the light rail system, known as the "T" and until 7 pm daily on buses. After 7 pm, bus riders must pay upon boarding.
You can transfer bus or "T" routes in Pittsburgh. A transfer costs $1 and is good for three hours for a one-zone ride within city limits. Request a transfer from the operator before paying your fare. Exact change is required when paying your fare as bus drivers do not carry change.
Bus service between 4 am and 7 pm is FREE within the Downtown area known as the Golden Triangle. The Free Fare Zone includes stops within the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers to Ross Street, Penn Station and Liberty Avenue at the railroad overpass and 11th Street. Travel within Downtown and the North Shore is also free 24/7 on the "T," Pittsburgh's light rail system.
Downtown Pittsburgh is a compact 50-acre area bordered by Grant Street to the east, Penn Avenue to the north and the Boulevard of the Allies to the south. You're never more than a few blocks to your destination, and downtown is easy to walk. Outside of downtown, public transportation links the outlying city neighborhoods and suburbs.
Tips for Taking a Cab in Pittsburgh
You can also hail black-and-white taxis, dubbed "Pittsburgh City Cab," for trips to select city neighborhoods. The fair is $2.25 initially and $1.75 per mile. These short-run cabs will take patrons from Downtown to Mt. Washington, North Side, Oakland, South Side, the Strip District, Uptown and the West End. In addition to hailing the cabs, you may summon one by calling 412-323-2489.
Flying? You're going to love Pittsburgh International Airport. PIT, in airport parlance, continues to rank among the world's elite airports according to Condé Nast Traveler, J.D. Power & Associates, OAG Worldwide and others. The airport offers more than 155 non-stop flights a day to 37 destinations, domestic and abroad.
Amtrak services Pittsburgh via the Pennsylvanian and Capitol Limited lines. The Pennsylvanian runs between Pittsburgh and New York City via Philadelphia. The Capitol Limited connects Pittsburgh to Washington, DC to the East and Cleveland and Chicago to the West.
For train transit within Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Light Rail (commonly known as “The T”) is a 26.2-mile (42.2 km) light rail system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; it functions as a subway in Downtown Pittsburgh and largely as an at-grade light rail service in the suburbs south of the city. The Pittsburgh light rail lines are vestigial from the city’s streetcar days, and are one of only three light rail systems in the United States that continues to use Pennsylvania Trolley (broad) gauge rail on its lines instead of standard gauge.
Checker Cab 412-664-5600
People's Cab 412-441-3200
Yellow Cab 412-321-8100
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