Sep 20: Bus Rapid Transit forum at Duquesne

A new on-street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service is under consideration in Allegheny County to offer faster, more reliable, and easier-to-understand transit service. The initial focus is to link Downtown Pittsburgh with Oakland and other East End neighborhoods. As has been realized in other cities, “Rapid Bus” service improves transportation and is an effective catalyst for community revitalization. Implementation of BRT inPittsburgh’s East End could result in similar benefits for the Forbes and Fifth Avenues Corridor. Before us is a golden opportunity to envision and design the service, facilities and economic development that leaders and citizens want for their neighborhoods.

This forum, focused on
Pittsburgh’s Downtown – OaklandEast End area, will feature:
- Planning, development, and transportation professionals with BRT experience along with stakeholders from the community.
- BRT insights from other cities including:
Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Cleveland.
- Secretary Allen Biehler, PennDOT
- Breakout sessions will facilitate discussion of BRT benefits, challenges and community development issues.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Duquesne University's Power Center Ballroom, 1015 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
No fee to attend, but space is limited; to register send full contact information to:

Pittsburgh BRT Forum Collaborators:
Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, Allegheny County Transit Council, Allegheny County Transportation Action Partnership, Bike Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Initiative, City of Pittsburgh - Department of City Planning, Hill House Development Corporation, NAIOP Pittsburgh - The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, Oakland Planning & Development Corp., Oakland Transportation Management Association, Oakland Task Force, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Remaking Cities Institute, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Sustainable Pittsburgh, UPMC, Uptown Partners, Urban Land Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter

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