The Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA)The Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) serving businesses, workers, and travelers in the development corridor of the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in western Allegheny County. ACTA provides transportation users with information on major transportation issues and travel options to decrease traffic congestion, increase transportation access and mobility, and to promote the use of transportation alternatives to the automobile. ACTA manages a web-site, prepares newsletters and brochures, and sponsors awareness events and requested training for potential users. ACTA partners with PennDOT in sharing construction and traffic information. Additional partnerships promote ridesharing, bicycling, walking, transit, ADA options and a Guaranteed Ride Home program. ACTA operates the RideACTA shuttle service as a last-mile transit option within 1.5 miles of the IKEA bus stop in the Robinson Towne Centre business/retail district, extending the regular fixed-route transit service provided by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
Allegheny CountyParticipates with ten regional counties in the generic "Counties" ITS stakeholders group. County Offices provide active regional ITS services such as maintenance and construction project information, roadway status information, event-related traveler information, and emergency management services/disaster response. Allegheny County shares transportation data (future) with the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC), a SmartCities-consortium ITS initiative for improved traffic management and multimodal traveler information in several major corridors serving downtown Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Airport Authority is an independent authority singularly or jointly created by Allegheny County to manage the operations of county airports including the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, a major regional transportation hub.
Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA)The Allegheny County Airport Authority oversees and maintains the Allegheny County airport system; the Pittsburgh International Airport is the principal ACAA facility. ACAA oversees all aspects of airport operations including new development, environmental issues, airline and tenant management, as well as airfield operations.
Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA)The Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA) operates fixed-route and paratransit public transportation serving Beaver County and certain parts of Allegheny County. The Mobility Manager program encompasses the agency's on-demand (or paratransit) service to urban and rural areas for the general public, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and others with specialized transportation needs. Fixed-route transit is extensive, and primarily services commuters in Beaver County. For more information, visit the BCTA website (
Butler Area Rural Transit (BART)BART provides county-wide paratransit services in Butler County. They operate five days a week utilizing 17 wheel chair accessible buses. In addition to Shared Ride, the contracted service provider manages Butler County Transportation for Persons with Disabilities, Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), Welfare-to-Work Transportation (PennDot) and other related transportation services. For more information visit the BART website (
Butler Transit Authority (BTA)BTA - The Bus operates fixed-route bus service in Butler County consisting of five routes in the City of Butler, Butler Township and Center Township. BTA also provides commuter service into downtown Pittsburgh. County-wide paratransit service is provided by a separate agency - Butler Area Rural Transit. BTA is expected to join the regional transit electronic fare payment system - ConnectCard - in 2016. For more transit information visit the BTA website (
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)University participant in a number of western PA ITS initiatives including adaptive traffic signals, smart infrastructure (CVI, internet of things), and autonomous and connected vehicle testing. CMU's proposed Mobile Analytics Center (CMU MAC) complements the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC-Pitt) and the City of Pittsburgh's Traffic Management Center (CityTMC) as a SmartCities-consortium initiative for improved traffic management and multimodal traveler information in major corridors serving downtown Pittsburgh. CMU works with the Pittsburgh Cultural District and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority on the ParkPittsburgh downtown parking reservations app, and with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works on the Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker (winter maintenance) app.
City of PittsburghThe City of Pittsburgh is a large metropolitan city, serving as the primary source and destination of most travel within the Region. Transportation departments operating ITS include the Engineering and Construction Department (Bureau of Engineering's Division of Traffic), Department of Public Safety (bureaus of police, fire, EMS, and emergency management), and the Parking Authority.
Commercial Vehicle CompaniesPrivately owned trucking companies responsible for the safe and efficient movement of goods using the transportation system in the Region. Services provided by various commercial vehicle agencies include the delivery of intermodal shipments (containers and trailers), bulk materials (including chemical and hazmat products), and specialized cargo (legal, over-dimensional, and heavy haul shipments).
Community-based Traveler Information Agencies (TMAs)Three transportation management associations (TMAs) operate within the Region: Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA), Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA), and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP). These associations identify and facilitate strategies to improve transportation access and mobility within their communities, each addressing a unique set of transportation issues. TMAs develop partnerships with multiple businesses and public organizations, commuters, and the public, and provide services, outreach and training responding to the community's priority transport needs. Each agency provides commuter and community-related traveler information for principal transportation/economic hubs (downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland and Airport area), including event information, transit traveler information, and travel alerts in addition to roadway and weather conditions and incident information (as available). ACTA provides as an additional service a last-mile shuttle operation supplementing regular transit service in the area as well as supporting commuter park-n-ride locations.
CountiesAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland county government operations are included within the Region. Departments typically participating in emergency management operations include county police, fire, EMS, 911, and emergency management agencies.
Cranberry TownshipCranberry Township is a township located in Butler County. It is one of the fastest growing municipalities within the SPC region. The Traffic Signal Division is responsible for the maintenance and programming of the 41 signals along State and Township Roads within the Township. The Division also maintains an additional 7 signals through an Inter-Municipal Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement with Adams Twp. Seven Fields Borough, and Marshall Township.
Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT)FACT provides fixed route buses and demand response paratransit serving the residents of Fayette County since 1996. There are five daily (Monday-Friday) fixed bus routes with limited service on Saturdays and Sundays. The agency's main facility and administrative offices are located in Lemont Furnace, midway between the main population centers of Connellsville and Uniontown, in the geographic center of the county. There is a Transfer Center in downtown Uniontown. FACT participates in the regional transit fare payment system - ConnectCard. For more information visit the FACT website (
General PublicThe community or the people as a whole using the transportation system. The general public may be an automobile driver, transit passenger, computer, or cell-phone user obtaining travel information, or any other person interacting with the transportation system in the Region.
Greene County Demand Response TransitDemand response transit service operated by the Human Services Department of Greene County.
Heritage Community Transportation (HCT)Heritage Community Transportation operates a shuttle system serving multiple communities in the Mon Valley area of Allegheny County: Braddock, East Pittsburgh, East McKeesport, Liberty, McKeesport, Monroeville, North Versailles, Pitcairn, Port Vue, Turtle Creek, Wall, White Oak, and Wilmerding. The HCT system includes three primary routes that meet at the WalMart in North Versailles, extending fixed-route transit service provided by the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The service has more than 3,000 registered riders (October 2015).
Indiana County Transit Authority (IndiGO)IndiGO provides fixed route buses and demand response paratransit service to residents of Indiana County, with fourteen fixed bus routes, county-wide shared ride service, and limited service into downtown Pittsburgh. A Downtown Transit Center in Indiana services passengers on all routes. For more information visit the IndiGO website (
Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA)The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) was created in 1985 at the time of the collapse of the steel industry. Three private companies were providing limited transit services but were each on the brink of closing. MMVTA was created when it was discovered that 22 Mid Monongahela River Valley communities located in Washington, Westmoreland, and Fayette Counties were qualified as the Monessen Urbanized Area to receive federal and state transit operating assistance. The mission of MMVTA is to provide transit services for its member municipalities and help revitalize the Mid Mon Valley. MMVTA is a non-operating authority. MMVTA's driver, maintenance and other vehicle support service are competitively bid to a private contractor. Currently, MMVTA's transit contractor is MV Transportation. MMVTA was organized under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Incorporation Act of 1945, as amended, and is governed by a 21-member board. All 22 communities are eligible to be represented. Board members are appointed by the municipality, and must be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in, or be a citizen of the municipality being represented. Rostraver Township, Roscoe Borough, City of Monongahela, North Belle Vernon Borough,Dunlevy Borough, Allenport Borough, California Borough, Donora Borough, Belle Vernon Borough, Charleroi Borough, Speers Borough, City of Monessen, Washington Township, New Eagle Borough,Fayette City Borough, Stockdale Borough, Coal Center Borough, North Charleroi Borough,Fallowfield Township, Carroll Township and Elco Borough. The Board meets monthly, usually the fourth Thursday of each month at the MMVTA Transit Center in Charleroi at 6 PM.
MunicipalitiesPennsylvania cities (excluding Pittsburgh), boroughs, or townships incorporated for local governments throughout the Region. Municipalities are responsible for various local operations within its limits, including public safety (police, fire, and EMS) and traffic signal systems.
New Castle Area Transit Authority (NCATA)NCATA operates fixed-route bus service in Lawrence County consisting of eleven routes. NCATA also provides commuter service into downtown Pittsburgh. For more transit information visit the NCATA website ( Allied Coordinated Transportation Services provides limited shared ride paratransit services.
Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA)OTMA is a Transportation Management Association in the Oakland neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. They are identified in the Regional ITS Architecture as an information services provider, using their transportation role and connections within the community to support trip planning, share information on current travel conditions, and improve the area's challenging parking experience. Whether traveling by car, bus, bike, or foot, the Oakland Transportation Management Association constantly strives to improve the mobility, access, and safety of commuters within the neighborhood. Home to some of the nation's leading medical, educational and cultural institutions, over 100,000 pedestrians and 75,000 vehicles travel through Oakland each and every day. The ability of these students, employees, and visitors to move safely and effectively is paramount to the continuation of Oakland's growth and success. Located in the heart of Oakland, OTMA is a nonprofit organization open to businesses, community organizations, local government agencies, and regional transportation planners and providers. As a cooperative forum, OTMA is always working to better the Oakland community's ability to stay in motion while reducing traffic and air pollution. OTMA provides many services in and around Oakland which directly aid in getting people where they need to go quickly, efficiently, and safely. The organization's activities help to create an environment that meets the needs of individuals who visit, work, and live in the Oakland area, achieving this by working toward three main objectives: * Increased use of public transportation, shared vehicle programs, parking management programs and alternative transportation modes by those currently traveling through Oakland in single occupancy vehicles. * Supporting new developments and patterns that encourage the use of public transit and promote increased vehicle occupancy and reduce parking space requirements. * Encouraging pedestrian and bicycling transportation.
ParkPittsburgh partnersInformal partnership group associated with the development and use of the ParkPittsburgh traveler information application. This online/smartphone parking service meets commuter parking needs in the Cultural District of downtown Pittsburgh. ParkPittsburgh's partners include Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Parking Authority and participating Private Parking Operators in the Cultural District.
PennDOT - Pittsburgh RegionThe three PennDOT Districts in the Pittsburgh region (Ten, Eleven and Twelve) jointly sponsor a Twitter acccount to provide traveler information to registered users.
PennDOT Central OfficesAdministrative offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation located in Harrisburg. Provides multiple ITS services in cooperation with other PennDOT agencies (statewide) and other transportation partners. PennDOT's Central Office consists of several internal organizations, including the Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (BOMO); Motor Carrier Division; Bureau of Planning and Research (BPR); Bureau of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering (BHSTE); Bureau of Driver Licensing; Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways; Bureau of Information Systems; and Press Office. Information/planning services centralized at the state level include archive data, commercial vehicle services, permitting, etc. The Central Offices administer/support the 511PA traveler information service and the State Traffic Management Center (STMC)(expected opening in 2017).
PennDOT District ElevenOne of PennDOT's front-line operating agencies providing ITS and other services for state-owned transportation facilities (highways and bridges) in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties in western Pennsylvania. ITS services include freeway management, construction & maintenance management, coordination of emergency planning and response, oversight/support for local traffic signal systems, and coordination of traveler information. District Offices supervise County Maintenance units responsible for inspection and maintenance of PennDOT's transportation assets within their jurisdiction and winter maintenance operations. District Eleven administers and supports PennDOT's Western Region Traffic Management Center covering the geography of PennDOT Districts 10, 11 and 12 (and beyond).
PennDOT District TenOne of PennDOT's front-line operating agencies providing ITS and other services for state-owned transportation facilities (highways and bridges) in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson Counties in western Pennsylvania. ITS services include construction & maintenance management, coordination of emergency planning and response, oversight/support for local traffic signal systems, and coordination of traveler information. District Offices supervise County Maintenance units responsible for inspection and maintenance of PennDOT's transportation assets within their jurisdiction and winter maintenance operations.
PennDOT District TwelveOne of PennDOT's front-line operating agencies providing ITS and other services for state-owned transportation facilities (highways and bridges) in Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties in western Pennsylvania. ITS services include construction & maintenance management, coordination of emergency planning and response, oversight/support for local traffic signal systems, and coordination of traveler information. District Offices supervise County Maintenance units responsible for inspection and maintenance of PennDOT's transportation assets within their jurisdiction and winter maintenance operations.
Pennslyvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is the Commonwealth's statewide transportation agency responsible for building, maintaining, and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. PennDOT consists of a single Central Office and 11 District Offices throughout the state. PennDOT's Central Office oversees statewide operations and is responsible for coordination of transportation services between the 11 Districts. PennDOT's District Offices are responsible for the design, operation, maintenance, and construction of state highways and bridges in their respective districts. For more information, visit the PennDOT website (
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) coordinates state agency emergency response, including the Office of the State Fire Commissioner and Office of Homeland Security, to support county and local governments in the areas of civil defense, disaster mitigation and preparedness, planning, and response to and recovery from man-made and natural disasters. For more information, visit PEMA's website (
Pennsylvania Office of Homeland SecurityPennsylvania Homeland Security addresses the security needs of the state. Developed in response to 9/11 the Homeland Security Office is focusing on a range of important security needs and services, including transportation-related issues. Potential high-threat topics (e.g., nuclear power plants, DOE shipments, chemical industry, major distribution of gas and electric utilities, and other target infrastructure) are all covered through the Office's Homeland Security mission. Initially, the ITS Architecture focuses on security issues as part of incident management. In the future, as the Office's mandate is refined, additional security services and needs are likely to be reflected in the Architecture.
Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)The Pennsylvania State Police is a full service statewide law enforcement agency that fulfills the law enforcement needs of the general public across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Transportation services provided by the Pennsylvania State Police include: (1) incident response, (2) commercial vehicle inspections, and (3) law enforcement on state highways. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania State Police website (
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission maintains and operates a 550-mile tolled highway network also known as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Pennsylvania Turnpike 'Mainline' - I-76 - is a key transportation route within the state and a vital link in the transportation network of the eastern United States. The Turnpike contains 57 fare-collection facilities, 21 service plazas and two traveler information centers, 21 maintenance facilities, 8 State Police barracks, and 5 tunnels. For more information, visit the PTC's website ( The Turnpike Mainline provides one of three primary east-west interstate corridors transiting the southwestern Pennsylvania region, along with I-70 and I-376. I-76 also provides the northern connection of a regional interstate beltway circumnavigating the Pittsburgh urbanized area.
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustNot-for-profit association leading the cultural and economic development of the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. Provides event information for activities at the Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, the Trust Arts Education Center and other associated venues in the Cultural District.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP)Transportation Management Association in downtown Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA)The Pittsburgh International Airport is a major regional transportation hub operated by the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA). Located about 20 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh on I-376, PIA is the principal aviation facility in the Allegheny County airport system. Also known as Pittsburgh International or PIT, PIA is the second busiest passenger airport in Pennsylvania while also supporting an air cargo facility, military Air Reserve Station, and general aviation operations. A related ITS element, ACAA Offices, describes the airport's parking, maintenance, and emergency operations. "PIA Traveler Information" provides a more complete description of the airport's extensive traveler information activities.
Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA)The mission of the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Parking Authority) is to provide and maintain spaces for vehicle parking throughout the City of Pittsburgh. The mission also supports the efforts of City Departments and agencies to ensure the economic progress of our region. The PPA was organized in 1947 by the City of Pittsburgh pursuant to the Parking Authority Law of Pennsylvania, Act of June 5, 1947, P.L. 458, as amended and supplemented, 53 P.S. SS 341 et seq., (the "Act"). The Authority is authorized to plan, design, locate, acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain and operate, own and lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, land and facilities to be devoted to the parking of vehicles of any kind; to borrow money; to make and issue bonds and to secure the payment of such bonds or any of its revenues and receipts; and to make such agreements with the purchasers or holders of such bonds, or with others in connection with any such bonds, as the Authority shall deem advisable. The Authority has the power of eminent domain and all Authority property is exempt from real estate taxation, except any part of its structures or facilities used for commercial activities. Such commercial space is subject to real estate taxes. The Authority has no taxing power. The Act also permits parking authorities to sell or lease air rights or space above their facilities for commercial uses other than parking (except the sale of gasoline or automobile accessories). . The Authority is governed by a five member Board (the "Board"); appointed by the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh to serve without compensation for staggered terms of five years at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Authority's staff is employed to administer the Authority's program and carry out decisions of the Board.
Port Authority of Allegheny CountyThe Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) operates light rail, bus (bus way systems), two inclined plane railways, and paratransit (for elders and disabled). The PAAC operates about 1,000 buses, 55 light rail vehicles (28 more ordered), and about 100 paratransit vehicles. The agency also operates about 50 Park-n-Ride lots within the Region. There are about 15,000 bus stop shelters and transit stations interfaced with the street system. The PAAC also has an extensive public safety force providing security and responding to incidents involving PAAC vehicles or facilities. For more information, visit the PAAC website (
Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC)The Port of Pittsburgh operates as a strategic intermodal hub, served by more than 30 privately owned public river terminals and connected to the rest of the nation by 18 barge lines, two railroads, and four interstate highways.
Private CompaniesPrivate companies contributing to transportation operations within the Region. Includes privately-owned port operators, road service towing companies, and private parking operators, others as added to the architecture.
Private Travelers Information Service ProviderA private traveler information service provider, Mobility Technologies provides real-time traffic and logistics information solutions for consumers, businesses, and transportation agencies. For more information, visit the Mobility Technologies website (
Private Trip Planning ServicesCommercial internet search and advertising company, sponsor of the popular Google Maps trip planning service and Waze personal navigation and en-route traffic application.
Regional MediaThe regional media consists of all regional/local television and radio stations that provide weather, traffic, and other information to the general public via means of mass communication.
Regional Transit AgenciesThe ITS Architecture identifies numerous public transportation service providers within the Region: Airport Corridor Transportation Association (RideACTA Shuttle Service-Pittsburgh Airport area); Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA); Butler Area Rural Transit (BART); Butler Transit Authority (BTA); Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT); Greene County Demand Response Transit, Heritage Community Transportation (HCT-Braddock); Indiana County Transit Authority (IndiGo); Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA- Mon River area in Washington/Westmoreland Counties); New Castle Area Transit Authority (NCATA - Lawrence County); Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC); Town and Country Transit (TACT - Armstrong County); University Shuttle Services (various); Washington County Transit Authority (WashCTA); and Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA). The ITS architecture provides a separate identification for three of these agencies whose current or planned deployment of ITS services is more extensive: BCTA, MMVTA and PAAC. Twelve additional agencies' ITS deployment is more limited. These agencies are included in a generic element "Regional Transit Agencies." These agencies will be identified separately as their ITS services become more fully developed. In special cases such as the regional transit fare payment system - ConnectCard - agency participants have been identified individually within the ConnectCard element even though other ITS functions remain subsumed in the generic element Regional Transit Agencies.
Regional Traveler Information AgenciesMultiple agencies in the region and beyond have significant roles (or prospective roles) in providing information to regional travelers. The collective efforts of these agencies are included in the ITS Architecture as the Regional Traveler Information System: PennDOT - 511PA, 511PA Pittsburgh, District Offices, County Maintenance Offices and the Region TMC (includes Mobility Technologies) Turnpike Traveler Information Google - Trip planning-Navigation-Traffic Information Pittsburgh Traveler Information Cranberry Traveler Information Pittsburgh Parking Authority and ParkPittsburgh partners Pittsburgh International Airport Community Traveler Information - ACTA, PDP, Oakland TMA, SPC CommuteInfo Ridesharing, PPC / Freight Travel Information-River Terminals Regional Transit Traveler Information - Port Authority of Allegheny County and multiple other transit service providers Regional Media Outlets Other local government partners share traffic, incident, construction and maintenance information on a regular basis but not necessarily in an ITS-related format.
SmartPittsburgh ITS ConsortiumPartners in a regional SmartCities approach to ITS development in the region's core: University of Pittsburgh (Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC)); Carnegie Mellon University (Mobile Analytics Center (MAC)); City of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Traffic Management Center (PghTMC)); and Allegheny County. Operated by the University of Pittsburgh, the WPRDC currently provides a public data access portal for select public databases provided by the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Proposed ITS development envisions an expanded WPRDC working alongside CMU's MAC to collect, analyze, and operationalize the City of Pittsburgh's existing&future multi-modal transportation data resources. The PghTMC acts as the existing Archived Data Manager for traffic information but with currently limited analytics and data access. The consortium's SmartPittsburgh initiative expects to provide traffic operations data from adaptive signal systems and other traffic control sources to the WPRDC and MAC, with a range of additional sensor and data sources envisioned for future integration of transit, shared ride, biking, pedestrian, and disability travel information needs. This information would be processed and distributed to multi-modal transportation users as user-tailored traveler information.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)The SPC is the regional planning agency serves the Pittsburgh 10-county area (Same as Region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties). As the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), SPC directs the use of all state and federal transportation and economic development funds allocated to the region. SPC manages the CommuteInfo Ridesharing Program and provides additional ride-matching and traveler information services for the region's residents. For further information, visit the SPC website (
Town and Country Transit (TACT)Town & Country Transit (TACT) provides fixed route bus service to residents in the greater Kittanning and Ford City areas and shared ride service to all Armstrong County residents. Services operate Monday-Friday from 5:30 am-10:40 pm and Saturdays 8 am-4 pm (as of 3-1-16). TACT does not operate service on Sundays or holidays. There are three fixed bus routes originating from the transit center in Kittanning - basically, north, south and west serving important population centers of member municipalities as well as key shopping areas, the hospital, and government services. TACT also provides a Shared Ride service open to all county residents. Shared Ride is advance reservation, door-to-door service for senior citizens 65 years and older, Persons with Disabilities (PwD) ages 18 - 64, and the general public. To ride this service you must reserve your trip two days in advance. Fares are based on the distance traveled. Some riders, like senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities, are eligible for programs that can help pay for a significant portion of the fares. For further information check the TACT website (
University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)University sponsor of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC), a public-access data portal in partnership with Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.
University Shuttle Services (Chatham, CMU, Pitt)University and event-specific shuttle services.
Washington County Transit Authority / Freedom TransitFreedom Transit provides fixed route buses and demand response paratransit service available to residents of Washington County, including five fixed bus routes, county-wide shared ride service, and limited service into downtown Pittsburgh. For more information visit the Freedom Transit website (
Westmoreland TransitWestmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) / Westmoreland Transit provides fixed route buses and demand response paratransit service available to residents of Westmoreland County, including 17 weekday routes and 6 Saturday routes, county-wide shared ride service, and limited service into downtown Pittsburgh. There is currently no service on Sunday. Westmoreland Transit does not operate on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Fixed-route transit services are provided by private transportation companies under contract with Westmoreland Transit. For more information visit the Westmoreland Transit website (