Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Authority's 2,600 employees operate, maintain and support bus, light rail, incline and paratransit services for approximately 200,000 daily riders.
Port Authority is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors – unpaid volunteers who are appointed by the Allegheny County Executive, leaders from both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate, and the Governor of Pennsylvania.
Port Authority’s fleet includes more than 700 buses and more than 80 light rail vehicles. The Authority also owns two inclines. Port Authority operates the Monongahela Incline, which not only serves daily commuters but is a popular tourist attraction. The Authority leases the Duquesne Incline to the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline.
Port Authority also sponsors ACCESS, a door-to-door, advance reservation, shared-ride transportation program that primarily serves seniors and persons with disabilities.