Cranberry, Wexford bus options grow
November 21, 2012
WEXFORD — The New Castle Area Transit Authority bus to Pittsburgh has added another stop that will provide expanded options for those living in the Cranberry Township and Wexford area. The transit authority has expanded its Pittsburgh bound bus route to make morning and evening stops at the Warrendale-Bayne Road Park ‘n Ride lot, previously used by PAT Bus before its service was cut to the North Hills area. The new Warrendale Loop service began Nov. 5. The bus will make two stops in the morning and two stops in the evening to and from downtown Pittsburgh on Monday through Friday. The morning pick up times are 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., while the departures in the evening from downtown Pittsburgh will be at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. The fare for the Route 71-Pittsburgh bus is $4. The bus will maintain its current schedule for the two stops in Butler County at the Portersville and Evans City Park ‘n Ride lots off Interstate 79. Leonard Lastoria, general manager for the transit authority, said the new stops will provide additional rider opportunities, thus generating more revenues and helping to cut operational costs. Cranberry manager Jerry Andree said, “Any expansion of public transit is a good thing. Having New Castle Transit offer service from the Warrendale lot provides more options for our residents. That was the vision when the township pushed for the construction of that park and ride lot years ago.” New Castle Transit has expressed an interest in serving that lot from the time PAT discontinued service there. Andree said, “We compliment them for staying on that course and overcoming the hurdles they had to face.” For a schedule, visit the transit authority’s website at www.newcastletransit.org or call 724-654-3130.