One of the city’s busiest bus stops reopened last month after more than a year of construction.
Atwood Station, which serves 13 bus routes and more than 4,000 riders a day, is a state-of-the-art facility along Port Authority’s planned Bus Rapid Transit system on Fifth Avenue in Oakland. It sits directly in front of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
The routes that stop at Atwood Station, which Port Authority says is the most frequently used stop outside of downtown Pittsburgh, are:
- 61 A, B, C, D to Downtown
- 71 A, B, C, D to Downtown
- 54 to the South Side and South Hills Junction
- 75 to South Side Works
- 28X, the Airport Flyer
- 57 from Monroeville to Downtown
- 69 from Trafford to Downtown
The new station, which replaces a simple bus shelter, has glass windscreens to give some protection from the elements, two ConnectCard machines, benches, bicycle racks, maps, lighting and a screen showing arrival times of incoming buses. It can accommodate loading of two articulated buses at once.
“We are thrilled to see this beautiful station finally complete. Most importantly, we are grateful for the opportunity to improve service in Oakland, a neighborhood vital to our great region,” said Port Authority CEO Katharine Kelleman in a news release.
Port Authority’s Board awarded the $1.4 million construction contract to Plavchak Construction in November 2016.