Pittsburgh History - BRT Done Right?: Episode 36

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A tour of Pittsburgh's transit construction, service, and expansion. The Steel City's streetcar-era competition was especially intense, with 33 different transit companies serving the region. These were bought out by the Port Authority of Allegheny County starting in 1959, and the Authority opened their first busway, the South Busway, in 1977. The "T" light rail started construction in 1980, with many expansions ensuing.


References & notes

  1. [1] Metro Magazine: Stadler, Utah State Team to Bring Battery-Powered Train to U.S.
  2. [2] Metro Magazine: Cincinnati's Metro Hits 1M Riders for First Time Since Pandemic
  3. [3] 90.5 WESA: How Pittsburgh Transit Evolved From Horse-Drawn Streetcars To The Modern T
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Pittsburgh Regional Transit
  5. [5] Wikipedia: Pittsburgh Light Rail
  6. [6] Wikipedia: Transit Expressway Revenue Line
  7. [7] Pittsburgh Transit History: Port Authority, A Brief History Lesson
  8. [8] Pittsburgh Transit History: Pittsburgh's Busways... East, South, & West
  9. [9] Port Authority Transit strategy
  10. [10] The History of Transit in Allegheny County
  11. [11] Brookline Connection: The Port Authority's "T" Light Rail System
  12. [12] Wikipedia: Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway
  13. [13] Wikipedia: South Busway
  14. [14] Wikipedia: Monongahela Incline
  15. [15] Wikipedia: Duquesne Incline
  16. [16] The Monongahela Incline: A Pittsburgh Icon
  17. [17] Wikipedia: Pittsburgh