Pittsburgh Regional Transit gets $150M grant for bus rapid transit project

Pittsburgh Regional Transit has received a $150 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which is scheduled to begin construction Downtown in the fall after years of planning, the agency announced…

Now called the University Line, the BRT line is planned to include 23 new stations, bike lanes, intersection improvements, and accessible ramps.

It’s being funded through a patchwork of federal, state, and local sources, with $19.3 million from the American Rescue Plan, $9.3 million from the US Department of Education’s Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program, $30 million from Allegheny County, $8.8 million from the city of Pittsburgh, and $73.6 million from PRT.