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Transit Development Plans
Mid County Transit Authority Transit Vision and Master Plan: SPC worked with Mid County Transit Authority in Armstrong County’s Kittanning Urbanized Area on a plan that assesses existing transit service and identifies alternatives for delivering improved transit service. This included a one-year service plan, an outline for operations and a financial plan for transit service that responds to current and future needs. Service recommendations analyzed in this plan were implemented in 2016.
Butler Transit Development Plan: SPC completed a draft Butler Transit Development Plan in 2016. The team worked with Butler Transit Authority and municipal and county officials and other stakeholders to craft short, mid and long range service options for improved transit service in Butler County. The study also includes a strategic plan that addresses recommendations from the PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation’s Act 44 Performance Review to lay the groundwork for future service improvements. Concepts analyzed in the study include expanded commuter service; improvements to frequency, span of service and new markets; future Transit Oriented Development potential; a set of performance measures for the agency and service guidelines to help evaluate existing and new service; and, funding options. The final reports are available here:
Pittsburgh Bus Rapid Transit: SPC staff provided technical assistance to the Bus Rapid Transit Working Group—a group organized by the City of Pittsburgh to review and guide the effort to improve transit service between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. The group includes the major partners in the project, including the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, the Port Authority of Allegheny County and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. In 2016, the BRT proposal made significant progress, with potential alignments, street configurations and service options analyzed.
Transit Operators Committee (TOC)
Programs at the Transit Operators Committee in 2016 continued to provide important technical assistance to the managers of the region’s transit agencies. These included presentations on:
- Opportunities for Southwestern Pennsylvania transit operators to participate in USDOT’s National Transit Map project
- Demonstration of Remix transit planning software
- Port Authority’s new Wayfinding signage project, including new realtime arrival displays at downtown bus stops