With the recent rebranding of Port Authority into Pittsburgh Regional Transit, it marks the end of an era – but also just the latest chapter in a more than 60-year-old story.
Originally, the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) was created to promote the city’s river ports. In 1959, legislation was passed that allowed PAT to manage all of the county’s public transportation. By 1985, along with bus routes crisscrossing the county, PAT included a light rail system and the city’s famous inclines. In 2012, the rail system had tunneled under the Allegheny River to the North Shore.
– Trey Adams, WordWrite