The form to sign up to attend the public information session or the public hearing is below.

Public Hearing & Comment Period for Downtown-Uptown-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit Project Major Service Changes

As early as June 2023, Port Authority of Allegheny County d/b/a Pittsburgh Regional Transit (“Pittsburgh Regional Transit”) proposes to implement five major service changes (as more fully summarized below) in conjunction with the construction of the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit Project’s first phase of construction.

Pursuant to applicable Pittsburgh Regional Transit policy, major service changes affect more than 30% of a route’s daily trips, directional miles or service hours and can also include the addition of a service day to a route. Four of the routes with major service changes for this comment period have a proposed reduction in miles of service; one route has a proposed increase in miles of service; and that route also has proposed additional days of service.

Accordingly, Pittsburgh Regional Transit is conducting a public comment period for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding these proposed major service changes beginning at 9 AM EST on Thursday, December 15, 2022, and ending at 5 PM EST on Wednesday, February 1, 2022. Public comment will be accepted via any of the following ways:

1) Written comments submitted online at www.rideprt.org/brtcomments

2) Written comment sent by U.S. mail or hand delivery to:

Pittsburgh Regional Transit
Attn: BRT Service Changes
Heinz 57 Center, 345 Sixth Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15222

3) Oral comment by calling 412-566-5335 and leaving a message on a recorded line

4) Pittsburgh Regional Transit will also hold a public hearing to receive oral public comment regarding these proposed major service changes.

In advance of the public hearing, Pittsburgh Regional Transit will host a public information session to provide an overview of the proposed changes to the community and allow community members to ask clarifying questions about the proposed changes.

No public comment will be taken at this information session.

For public hearings, registrants are asked to only sign up for one time slot at one meeting to allow time for others’ comments to be heard.

No walk-ins will be allowed – those wishing to provide official public comment at a public hearing must register for a session. Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker.

All hearings will be recorded and transcribed by a court reporter and made part of Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s official records.

Registration for the public hearings will close at 5 PM on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023.

If any of the sessions completes all public comment prior to the scheduled session end time, the session may be terminated early in PRT’s sole discretion. In the case of inclement weather or other emergency situation that requires cancellation of an in-person session, PRT will contact in-person registrants to move them to an online, phone, or other alternative method of providing public comment.

INFORMATIONAL SESSION (ONLINE OR PHONE ONLY)
Tuesday, January 10th, 2022
6 PM to 7 PM EST
Please register by filling out the form below or by calling 412-442-2000

*Note that this informational session will be recorded and placed on the www.rideprt.org website following the session. No official public comments will be accepted at the information session.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (ONLINE AND IN-PERSON)
In person – Pittsburgh Regional Transit Board Room, 345 Sixth Avenue, 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Online - Teams application (by phone or computer)
Wednesday January 18th, 2023, 10 AM to Noon or 2 PM to 4 PM
Please register for a time to provide oral public comment by filling out the form below or by calling 412-442-2000


PUBLIC HEARING (ONLINE OR PHONE ONLY)
Online - Teams application (by phone or computer)
Wednesday January 18th, 2023 6 PM to 8 PM
Please register by filling out the form below or by calling 412-442-2000

ACCOMMODATIONS
Pittsburgh Regional Transit will provide an American Sign Language interpreter at all hearings. If any other ADA  accommodations or  language translation of a speaker’s comments if not being made in English are required, please contact Melissa Girty at mgirty@rideprt.org or 412-566-5264 at least 10 business days before the hearing date to submit your ADA accommodation or language translation request. If an ADA accommodation request for a hearing cannot be fulfilled for some reason, PRT will work with the individual(s) seeking the accommodation to provide their public comment via an alternative method.  It is anticipated that language translation of a speaker’s recorded comments if not made in English would be made post-hearing and then made part of the public comment record.  However, if that cannot be completed, PRT will work with the individual(s) seeking language translation to provide their public comment via an alternative method.  For more information, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007) or visit www.rideprt.org/brt.

For more information, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007) or visit www.rideprt.org/brt