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Transit Center Improvements Nearing Completion

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
February 25, 2022
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

(Tube City Almanac photo)

A $3.4 million renovation of the McKeesport Transportation Center is nearing completion.

Adam Brandolph, spokesman for Port Authority of Allegheny County, said contractors are finishing the last remaining items and that a ribbon-cutting will be scheduled soon.

“We should have more information about that in the next week or so,” he said. The new station is not yet open and transit riders should continue to catch their buses at temporary stops along Lysle Boulevard, Brandolph said.

Located on Lysle Boulevard between Huey and Sinclair streets, the transportation center closed in January 2021 for improvements that included complete removal of the old parking lot, four new bus shelters with benches, ticket vending machines and improved access to the Great Allegheny Passage biking trail.

Vending machines for Port Authority’s ConnectCard cashless ticketing system will be in service at the new McKeesport Transportation Center. The facility is expected to open in a few weeks. (Tube City Almanac photo)

Additional improvements include a new stormwater drainage system, wider bus lanes and a comfort station for transit operators.

The number of long-term parking spaces for bus riders will increase from 66 to 85.

In addition to bus routes 55 Glassport, 56 McKeesport-Pittsburgh, 59 Mon Valley, 60 Walnut-Crawford Village, 61C McKeesport-Homestead and the P7 McKeesport Flyer, the transportation center also provides connections to Heritage Community Initiative’s McKeesport, Port Vue and White Oak shuttle route.

The new transportation center replaces a 1970s-vintage bus station that was erected to service the Mon Valley commuter train service, which ended in 1989, and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, which discontinued its McKeesport stop in 1991.

The new McKeesport Transportation Center replaces the older 1970s-vintage facility, shown below. (Above, Tube City Almanac photo, below, courtesy Port Authority of Allegheny County)

Originally published February 25, 2022.

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