TEM - Proposed Changes

Current Route Name = Route A
Proposed Name Change= A-COMMUTER

Proposed New Service = EXpress COMMUTER

Current Route Name = Green Line   
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 1

Proposed New Service = CAL - COMMUTER

Current Route Name = Route B        
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 2

Current Route Name = Gold Line

Current Route Name = Silver Line    
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 3
Current Route Name = ValleyLINK
Current Route Name = Red Line & Blue Line   
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 4

Proposed Fare Changes

Current Route Name = Route A                           
Proposed Name Change= A-COMMUTER

Days of Service: Monday – Sunday Service
Changes include:

- All A-Commuter service will originate out of Donora due to bus maintenance facility move. The origination will cause the order of service areas and stops to change to: 1. Donora, 2. Monessen, 3. Charleroi, 4. Fisher Heights and 5. Monongahela. All A-Commuter trips will travel via Route 88 after leaving Charleroi. Stops to/from Pittsburgh to change in Donora, Monessen & Charleroi

- Improved arrival times in Downtown Pittsburgh to coincide better with work start times

- Rerouting will increase local service to/from the Mon Valley Hospital Area

- Weekday service - the elimination of four morning "short-trips" to/from New Eagle

- Upper Speers will be eliminated from the route, due to little or no ridership

- Route 837 section called Black Diamond will be serviced via rerouted Valley 1.
See proposed changes to Valley 1 for addressing Black Diamond

- One additional Sunday A-Commuter Trip during the mid-day to reduce wait time between trips

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Proposed New Service = EXpress – COMMUTE
Days of Service: Weekday Service
Additions Include:

- Convert at least two A-Commuter trips to provide EXpress service to and from the Mid Mon Valley to Pittsburgh

-Suggested routing for the new EXpress service:

1.  Leaving the Valley after Monongahela via Route 136 to Toll 43 to Route 51 to South Busway to Downtown Pittsburgh

2. Leaving the Valley after Crookham Park and Ride via Ginger Hill Rd. to
Route 136 to Toll 43 to Route 51 to South Busway to Pittsburgh

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Proposed New Service = CAL - COMMUTER
Days of Service: Weekday Service
Additions Include:

- Use A Commuter buses returning to the Mon Valley to provide direct service to Cal U from Pittsburgh

- CAL Commuter will make use of buses already in operation that currently do not pick up passengers

- Provide economical options for students, faculty and staff at Cal U for travel to and from campus

-  Routing for the new CAL Commuter service will use all regular stops in
Downtown Pittsburgh and then travel via South Busway to Route 51 (No stops
between Downtown Pittsburgh and Large Park and Ride) to Large Park and
Ride Lot (pick ups and drop offs) to Toll 43 to California University of Pennsylvania

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Current Route Name = Green Line
Proposed Route Name= VALLEY 1
Days of Service: Monday – Sunday Service
Changes include:

- VALLEY 1 includes extension of service through Monongahela and New Eagle ending at Lignelli Manor plus Donora, Monessen, Charleroi, North and Lower Belle Vernon to/from WalMart, Tri-County Plaza, Gabriel Brothers and K-Mart

- Addition of Sunday service

- Routing will alternate each trip allowing for travel on one bus between
New Eagle thru Charleroi

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Current Route Name = Route B                               
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 2
Days of Service: Monday – Sunday Service
Changes include:

- VALLEY 2  will serve California University of PA, Cal U’s off campus housing at Vulcan Village, Liberty Tower, Downtown California and Route 88 through Elco, Stockdale, Roscoe, Allenport and Dunlevy

- VALLEY 2 will enter Charleroi for connections to A-Commuter to provide transfers to/from Pittsburgh and will terminate after providing service to WalMart, TriCounty Plaza, Gabriel Brothers and KMart

- Service to Mon Valley Hospital will be provided now by the proposed
VALLEY 4 route and the A – COMMUTER route

- New Eagle and Monongahela service will be provided by the proposed
A  – COMMUTER and VALLEY 1 routes

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Current Route Name = Silver Line
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 3

Days of Service:
Monday - Sunday Seasonally with Cal U semesters
Changes Include:

- VALLEY 3 will provide service throughout California Borough and California University Of Pennsylvania

-  Service to all current stops with additional Liberty Tower stops and a routing change to provide services through the California Borough Business District

-  The primary intention of the VALLEY 3 route will be to provide more
community based transportation in the direct California Area

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Current Route Name = Gold Line
Days of Service:
Mondays Only
Changes Include:

- Majority and most productive portion of route is to be incorporated into proposed VALLEY 2 providing more and better bus service

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Current Route Name = Red Line and Blue Line
Proposed Name Change= VALLEY 4
Days of Service:
Weekday Service
Changes include:

- Proposed route combines the Red and Blue Line into one route

- Increased mobility options and shopping areas for both residents of Charleroi and Donora

- Charleroi Area residents will have access directly to Fisher Heights Giant Eagle and Mon Valley Hospital

- Donora portion of route will be streamlined and will eliminate St. Nicholas Drive through 4th Avenue indicated on Blue Line schedule as 9th St. & 2nd St.

-  Charleroi and North Charleroi portions of the route will remain the same

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Current Route Name = ValleyLINK
Proposed Name Change= None
Days of Service:
Weekday Service
Changes include:

- Reduction in the number of total trips per weekday to WCCC/Youngwood

-  Focus retained trips on appropriate arrival times at WCCC/Youngwood

- Eliminate routing to Rostraver Airport due to non-productivity and routing configurations

- WCCC Mon Valley will be served on Fells Church Rd. and then route will continue
to Route 51 for stops at MonVal Health Plex (SSI Office) and Willow Pointe Plaza (Shop N Save)

- Maintain opportunities to make transfers at WCCC/ Youngwood to
Westmoreland Transit for travel to Greensburg

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PROPOSED FARE CHANGES
Changes include:

- Set up convenient sales locations throughout the service area for passengers
to purchase multi ride tickets and passes

- Discontinue ticket sales on vehicles

- Streamline fare zones to allow for removal of on board ticket/pass sales,
alleviation of customer confusion and reduce administration of overseeing and validating fare media

- Fare Zones will be reduced from 7 to 3 total

FULL FARE - Commuter Zones

Zone 1 – All 21 Mid Mon Valley Towns to PGH

  • $3.50 one way to/from Pittsburgh, WCCC
    Youngwood and Large Park & Ride
  • $32 Ten Trips to/from Pittsburgh, WCCC
    Youngwood and Large Park & Ride
  • $112 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh, WCCC
    Youngwood and Large Park & Ride

Zone 2 – Crookham and Finleyville to PGH

  • $3 one way to/from Pittsburgh
  • $27 Ten Trip to/from Pittsburgh
  • $96 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh

Zone 3 - Allegheny County thru Connor Rd.

  • $2.50 one way to/from Pittsburgh
  • $23 Ten Trip to/from Pittsburgh
  • $80 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh
FULL FARE – Other Travel

All other travel on MMVTA - Excluding
trips to Downtown Pittsburgh, Large Park
& Ride and WCCC/Youngwood.

  • $2 one way
  • $18 Ten Trip
  • $64 Monthly Pass
Persons 65+ with a FREE TRANSIT CARD ride at
no cost when presenting FREE TRANSIT CARD
to drivers.

Cal U students with Valid Student CalCard IDs ride
at no cost when presenting Valid Student CalCard
to drivers.

REDUCED FARE for Persons with
Disabilities Green, Medicare and MMVTA’s
Student Reduced Fare Cards-
Commuter Zones

Zone 1 – All 21 Mid Mon Valley Towns

  • $1.75 one way to/from Pittsburgh, WCCC
    Youngwood and Large Park & Ride
  • $16 Ten Trips to/from Pittsburgh, WCCC
    Youngwood and Large Park & Ride
  • $56 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh,
    WCCC Youngwood and Large Park & Ride

Zone 2 – Crookham and Finleyville to PGH

  • $1.50 one way to/from Pittsburgh
  • $13.50 Ten Trip to/from Pittsburgh
  • $48 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh

Zone 3 - Allegheny County thru Connor Rd.

  • $1.25 one way to/from Pittsburgh
  • $11.50 Ten Trip to/from Pittsburgh
  • $40 Monthly Pass to/from Pittsburgh
 

REDUCED FARE for Persons with
Disabilities Green, Medicare and MMVTA’s
Student Reduced Fare Cards –
Other Travel

All other travel on MMVTA - Excluding trips to
Downtown Pittsburgh, Large Park & Ride and
WCCC/Youngwood.

  • $1 one way

  • $9 Ten Trip

  • $32 Monthly Pass

 

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