portauthoritySMPublic transit has been green before “green” was a buzzword!

According to the American Public Transportation Association, Pittsburghers who use public transit save an average of $9,717 annually.

Did you know public transportation use in the U.S saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline each year? Also, public transportation use in the U.S reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually. And households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles than households with no access to public transit.

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Be sure to look for the Pittsburgh Earth Day Steel to Sustainable Bus Around Town!

Port Authority is committed to sustainable measures that can help the environment, and encourage both transit use and intermodal commuting. All Port Authority buses are equipped with bike racks to encourage bike-to-bus commutes. Riders can also bring their bikes aboard the light rail system and incline.

On Friday, April 22nd, Port Authority invites you to come to Market Square and learn more about Bikes on the Bus! Port Authority and local cycling advocates, including Bike Pittsburgh, encourage riders to combine modes of transportation in an effort to reduce dependence on cars, which will help decrease traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions, relieve the parking crunch and allow for easier use of bicycles throughout the region.

Port Authority buses are equipped with a front-mounted bike rack that holds two bicycles. Click here to learn the simple steps when using a bus-mounted bike rack on a Port Authority bus, or join us in Market Square on Pittsburgh Earth Day, April 22nd to try it out yourself!