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Transportation

The Pitt transportation shuttle system runs year-round (except during winter recess and spring break), seven days a week, 21 hours per day, to all parts of campus as well as to north and south Oakland, Chatham University, and the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Service runs on a reduced schedule during University holidays and the summer term.

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."

For more information on University of Pittsburgh shuttles, visit pc.pitt.edu/transportation.

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 14 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 of these parking garages and, if available and upon request, will escort patrons to their vehicles.

  • Facilities without attendants are patrolled 24 hours per day by Pitt police on foot, by bicycle, and in vehicles.

For more information, contact:

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.

UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS

University of Pittsburgh Police
EMERGENCIES 4-2121
or Noncampus Phone
412-624-2121

General Assistance 4-4040
or 412-624-4040

Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE)
412-648-7930

Student Health Service
412-383-1800

University Counseling Center
412-648-7930
(Phones answered 24 hours a day/seven days a week)

Student Conduct
412-648-7910

Environmental Health and Safety
412-624-9505

SafeRider
412-648-CALL (2255)

Panther Central
412-648-1100

PITTSBURGH EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS
(OFF CAMPUS)

City of Pittsburgh
Police, Fire, Ambulance
911

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
24-hour hotline

1-866-363-7273

Center for Victims
24-hour hotline
1-866-644-2882

Pennsylvania Department
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting

1-800-932-0313

Re:solve Crisis Network
Mental Health Crisis Intervention

1-866-7-YOU CAN or 1-888-796-8226

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