All Port Authority bus and light rail vehicles, and the Monongahela Incline, are ADA-compliant. Below you will find more information about how each vehicle type is accessible, including rider tips that can help to improve your experience.
All buses are equipped with ramps. You do not need to use a wheelchair or mobility device to request the ramp for getting on and off the bus. If using the ramp would make it easier and safer for you to board and exit the bus, just ask the operator!
Buses are also capable of “kneeling” – lowering the height from the entrance door at the front of the bus to the street/sidewalk for easier entry. Please ask the operator if you would like them to kneel the bus and they will be happy to assist.
All stations along the West Busway and Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway are ADA-accessible, featuring ramps, curb cuts, guide rails, and key station information available in Braille. Select South Busway stations are accessible as well, including South Hills Junction, Whited, South Bank, Central, Inglewood, Overbrook, and Glenbury.
Information on accessible vehicle features on a bus can be found here.
More information on how to ride the bus can be found here.
Light rail high-platform stations are accessible. The international accessibility symbol is used on the schedule to designate high level platform stops. Once at the stop, directional Braille signs are available to assist with finding the exits.
These stations are: Allegheny, North Side, Gateway, Wood Street, Steel Plaza, First Avenue, Station Square, South Hills Junction, Fallowfield, Potomac, Dormont Junction, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Overbrook Junction, Washington Junction, South Hills Village, Boggs, Bon Air, Denise, South Bank, McNeilly, Killarney, Memorial Hall, Willow, Lytle, West Library and Library.
All other light rail stations have low-platforms and are not accessible. They require walking up or down a set of steps at the front of the vehicle to board or exit.
Information on accessible vehicle features on a light rail vehicle can be found here.
More information on how to ride the light rail system can be found here.
The Monongahela Incline's west car is wheelchair-accessible.
The Duquesne Incline is wheelchair-accessible only from its upper station, and the cars can accommodate wheelchairs up to 25 inches in width. Port Authority does not operate the Duquesne Incline. If you have any questions, please call 412-381-1665 or visit DuquesneIncline.org.
More information on how to ride the inclines can be found here.
ACCESS is an advance reservation, shared-ride paratransit service that is open to the general public but primarily serves individuals with disabilities, clients of human service agencies and older adults aged 65 and over. ACCESS is sponsored by Port Authority.
Service is provided throughout Allegheny County seven days a week. For information about ACCESS, call 412-562-5353 (TTY 711) or visit MyAccessRide.com.