On Sunday, September 25, several bus routes will detour for the annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.

To provide service between downtown Pittsburgh and the race start lines in Oakland (5K) and Squirrel Hill (10K), two temporary bus routes will be in operation.

Riders with questions are encouraged to contact Customer Service at 412-442-2000


5K and 10K Temporary Bus Routes

Please allow for additional travel time, as all departure times are approximate and subject to change.

Both the 5K and 10K buses will operate via the East Busway between downtown Pittsburgh,Oakland, and Squirrel Hill since many local roads will be closed to traffic.

During this event, hundreds of bus stops in downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown, Squirrel Hill,
and Oakland will be temporarily discontinued and dozens of bus routes will be on extensive detours.

Due to the scale of service disruptions during the Great Race, riders are urged to allow
additional travel time to get to their destinations.

Regular fares apply.

Service between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland (5K)

5K will start service from Downtown at 6 a.m. and will depart approximately every 10 minutes until the beginning of the race at 8 a.m. After the race begins, buses will depart downtown approximately every 15 minutes until regular service resumes around noon.

5K will start service from Oakland at 6:30 a.m. and will depart approximately every 10 minutes until the beginning of the race at 8 a.m. After the race begins, buses will depart Oakland approximately every 15 minutes until regular service resumes around noon.

Return service (and its frequency) is based upon the availability of street access due
to event-related closures.

5K will only serve the following bus stops between 6 a.m. and noon:

From Downtown to Oakland
Board on Stanwix Street at Penn Avenue
(Gateway #2)

From Oakland to Downtown
Board on Bigelow Boulevard at Fifth Avenue

Service between downtown Pittsburgh & Squirrel Hill (10K)

10K will start service from Downtown at 7 a.m. and will depart approximately every 10 minutes until the beginning of the race at 9:30 a.m. After the race begins, buses will depart downtown approximately every 15 minutes until regular service resumes around noon.

10K will start service from Squirrel Hill at 7:30 a.m. and will depart approximately every 10 minutes until the beginning of the race at 9:30 a.m. After the race begins, buses will depart Squirrel Hill every 15 minutes until regular service resumes around noon.

Return service (and its frequency) will be based on the availability of street access
due to event-related closures.

10K will only serve the following bus stops between 7 a.m. and noon:

From Downtown to Squirrel Hill
Board on Stanwix Street at Penn Avenue
(Gateway #2)

From Squirrel Hill to Downtown
Board on Forbes Avenue past Beechwood
Boulevard

Riders who are not running in the race but who are traveling between downtown and Oakland or downtown and Squirrel Hill may also use this temporary service. 

Detours

Most detours will begin with the start of service Sunday, September 25. All detours will be in place around 7 a.m. and will last until approximately 1 p.m.

Please look closely as detour start times vary depending on the route.

Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on detoured bus routes.


More than 30 bus routes will be detoured downtown. Click here to see what routes will be affected.