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Freedom Transit Open House

February 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Freedom Transit Open House will provide interested members of the community with information about the proposed changes, and to receive public feedback on the proposed changes.

Here is a summary of the proposed changes:


Commuter Metro Route

  • Make use of I-79: Beau Street to Meadowlands (Monday – Saturday)
    • Eliminate Route 19, Racetrack Road to Pike Street
  • Travel through Meadowlands along Pike St.
  • Minor Changes to designated outbound stops in Downtown Pittsburgh
    • Adding stop at Liberty Avenue & 10th Streets
    • Changing location of Gateway Center stop to 3 Gateway Ctr. @ Liberty Ave.
  • Continue to service Tanger Outlets and The Meadows on Saturdays
  • Minor Time Adjustments on Saturdays to reflect current running times

Local Hopper Route

Create two distinct routes:

  1. North-South (Hospital, Park, Residential)
    1. Starts earlier and runs frequently to allow more connections for work and shopping
    2. Provides service to Washington High School
    3. Washington County Courthouse & offices have more direct service as the route travels along Main Street
  2. East-West (All Shopping Centers)
    1. Redirection of Old Mill route along Field & Stream and Hobby Lobby
    2. More frequent service to Trich Drive
  • Consistent Times & Headway
  • Increase age limit to 11 years old for children to ride free
  • Rename from “Hopper” to “Local Line A” & “Local Line B”

Freedom Line Route

  • Service to Muse
    • Eliminate service along portion of Rt 980 from Rt 50 to Muse-Bishop Rd
  • Service to Meadowlands, Arden, Washington Estates, Henderson and Jefferson Avenues
    • Eliminate service along Rt. 19 to Strabane Square and Trinity Point with Transfers to Local routes available at Transit Center
    • Service will continue to be provided to Tanger Outlets & The Meadows
  • Create two zone fares: $1.50 and $2.50 – Boundary Line at Racetrack Road
  • Increase age limit to 11 years old for children to ride free
  • Rename “County Line”

Complementary ADA Paratransit Fare Changes

  • Two Zone ADA Fare for area served by “County” route
    • $3.00 – “Local” Service
    • $5.00 – “County” Service
      • Boundary Line at Racetrack Road
  • Last ADA Fare change in 2007 when it was reduced
  • Paratransit service more costly to provide


February 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sheila Gombita


Washington Transit Center
50 East Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301 United States
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