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Friday, January 18, 2013

Ride the bus? Port Authority looking for volunteers for pilot programs

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is looking for volunteers to participate in two test pilot programs for new technologies.

In the first program, riders will test the authority's new Interactive Voice Response system for transit schedule information by phone. The system provides automated voice-activated/touch-tone transit information 24/7. It will decrease wait times on the authority's customer service phone line. For more information or to sign up, visit here.

The transit agency is also piloting a new online account management tool for its ConnectCard program, a smartcard fare system. The online system will allow riders to manage their account from a computer.

For this program, the authority is seeking riders who regularly ride any of the following bus routes:

44 Knoxville
51L Carrick Limited
52L Homeville Limited
53 Homestead Park
53L Homestead Park Limited
56 Lincoln Place
57 Hazelwood
59 Mon Valley
60 Walnut-Crawford Village
61A Wilkinsburg via Forbes Avenue
61B Braddock-Swissvale
61C McKeesport-Homestead
61D Murray
64 Lawrenceville-Waterfront
65 Squirrel Hill
81 Oak Hill
83 Webster
P3 East Busway-Oakland
P7 McKeesport Flyer
P76 Lincoln Highway Flyer
Y1 Large Flyer
Y45 Baldwin Manor Flyer
Y46 Elizabeth Flyer
Y47 Curry Flyer
Y49 Prospect Flyer

Riders interested in participating in this pilot can find more information and sign up here.

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