Transportation Resources

Current Initiatives

Active Allegheny Grant Program. In partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, ACED manages the Active Allegheny Grant Program (AAGP). The purpose of the AAGP is to provide financial assistance to communities to develop plans and design transportation projects that will, when implemented, provide bicycle and pedestrian connections to important local destinations and transportation systems and increase residents’ opportunities for physical activity. In its first three years, AAGP has awarded nearly $600,000 to 24 projects spanning 34 municipalities. The program has funded open street events, municipal active transportation plans, conceptual planning and design of bicycle and pedestrian connections and improvements, and safety studies. The program guidelines contain a complete list of recipients. The next application cycle will be in Spring 2020.

Bus Rapid Transit. The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, and are continuing efforts to improve transit within a corridor encompassing Downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End neighborhoods. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will improve transit travel time, reliability, convenience, and access in this heavily utilized transit corridor that connects major employment, education, and residential origins and destinations. The project will include new transit stations, dedicated transit lanes, signal improvements, real time bus information, new bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and battery electric buses. The project is in final design. More information can be found on the Port Authority website.

Westmoreland Heritage Trail to Great Allegheny Passage Trail Feasibility Study. Utilizing a recently awarded Federal transportation grant, ACED staff, in partnership with the County Executive’s Office and the Department of Public Works, will complete a study to identify and evaluate alternatives for providing an active transportation connection between these two major regional/national active transportation systems. The potential alignments will be evaluated on a number of factors such as right-of-way availability, topography, environmental constraints, integration with local transportation systems, ability to serve local population and employment nodes, and cost among others. Utilizing the evaluation factors and input from public outreach, a locally preferred alternative will be selected. The project team will develop refined estimates for design and construction along with a scope of work for preliminary engineering and final design. The project will get underway in Fall 2019.

Model Ordinances, Guidelines & Other Resources

Organizations and Agencies

Public Transportation Service Providers

Transportation Management Associations/Travel Options Information/Construction Alerts

Regional and Local Transportation Partners