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Real time bus tracking is here: pitlivebus.com

16 Oct

pitlivebus

This is quite mesmerizing watching the buses slowly squirm across the screen like a plate of maggots. And would make a nice screensaver.

One step closer to convenience.

http://pitlivebus.com

Sept 2: Pittsburgh’s Transit Doomsday, before and after

14 May

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Devastating Port Authority service cuts were announced that it would have to cut services by 35% by September 2.  The above map shows the devastation.

Here’s another map that shows the ACCESS service cuts in pink. Thanks to the ACTC blog for that one.

Here’s some numbers taken from the same blog post (great post btw):
  • 46 of  Port Authority’s 102 routes will be eliminated
  • 40,000 rides will be lost, leaving thousands  of riders stranded
  • ACCESS coverage will be significantly reduced
  • 600 lost jobs
  • 18 park and rides will no longer be served
  • no service past 10 p.m. (with the exception of very few routes )

How sad.

What are the chances that the following maps have anything to do with the current problems that we face and the unwillingness of the state to take this crisis seriously?

Hmmmmm Tom Corbett?

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Here’s some more insight and the fact that we’re not alone.

Complete Port Authority System Map

19 Oct

Click on the map to see a huge pdf

The map that every transit user had, or at least could look in bus shelters and stations, wasn’t made by the Port Authority. Rather, the map was made by a transit enthusiast (read: expert) who took his own time to create this resource.

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