Transportation

Fixed-route buses and shuttles stop at well-lit designated points along their routes. Their main campus stop is either the William Pitt Union bus shelter or the Cathedral of Learning bus shelter. After 7 p.m., all fixed-route buses and shuttles provide on-request drop-off anywhere that is safe to stop along their routes. 

Shuttles are now equipped with GPS and arrival information is available at pittshuttle.com from a desktop or laptop computer. Arrival times are available on a smart phone by logging onto pittshuttle.com/m or downloading the application from any iPhone or Android OS phone by searching “ride systems.”

View more information on University of Pittsburgh shuttles.

Port Authority of Allegheny County Partnership

All Pitt students, staff, and faculty may ride Port Authority buses, trolleys, light rail, and inclines fare free in Allegheny County by showing a current and valid Pitt ID.

Parking

Pitt operates 40 parking lots and 16 parking garages on the Pittsburgh campus. Student parking is offered to commuter, resident, and evening students. Several types of security devices and procedures help to provide for the safety of parking patrons:

  • Emergency telephones are located in or immediately adjacent to each facility. 
  • Contracted security personnel monitor, on foot, all open garages.
  • Security guards make scheduled rounds in our transient parking garages. By request, a security guard will escort patrons to their vehicles in these garages.
  • Facilities without attendants are patrolled 24 hours per day by Pitt police on foot, by bicycle, and in vehicles. 

For more information, contact:

  • Transportation, 412-624-8801 during business hours or e-mail pittshuttles@pitt.edu 
  • Parking and biking, 412-624-4034 during business hours or e-mail parking@bc.pitt.edu
  • Ridesharing at 1-888-819-6110 during business hours, visit commuteinfo.org to reach Pitt’s regional ridesharing partner, or visit pts.pitt.edu

Pedestrian Safety: Be Alert When You Walk

  • Don’t be distracted by texting or talking on your phone or wearing earbuds. Pay attention!
  • Look both directions before you cross the street—even if it’s a one-way street.
  • Be aware of reverse-flow bus lanes (for example, Fifth Avenue in Oakland).
  • Use crosswalks, but be aware that drivers don’t always stop at crosswalks. 
  • When using a crosswalk with a signal, remember that a steady WALKING PERSON means you may begin crossing the street BUT be aware of turning vehicles.
  • A FLASHING UPRAISED HAND means you should not begin to cross the street and those already crossing should complete their cross. A STEADY UPRAISED HAND means you should not cross the street. 
  • Be alert to drivers who might not see you in the crosswalk or at the green light. Some drivers’ view might be blocked or they might make an illegal turn.
  • Don’t walk behind a car that is pulled up too far and is blocking the crosswalk.
  • Walk facing traffic at night, carry a flashlight, and wear reflective clothing. White clothing will not necessarily make you more visible to drivers.