Yes, that's Rick Sebak's voice on the Pittsburgh International Airport tram
Pittsburgh International Airport just added some Pittsburgh-famous star power to its airport train rides.
Acclaimed Pittsburgh documentary film producer Rick Sebak of WQED recorded standard safety instructions and some more customized announcements for passengers taking the short tram trip between the landside and airside sections of the airport.
WQED veteran broadcaster Jim Cunningham joined the cast of 15 voices as well, which includes Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, Penguins play-by-play announcer Mike Lange, Heinz History Center CEO Andy Masich and Pittsburgh Opera general director Christopher Hahn.
Sebak even wore his trademark bow tie to record the audio, which the airport posted to YouTube.
“Welcome to Pittsburgh, home to great neighborhoods, amazing food, world-class innovation — a slightly goofy way of talking — and also home to America's first community-sponsored public TV station, WQED, where Fred Rogers taped all the episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” Sebak says in the message.
Sebak gives a shout out during the announcement to “our amazing Downtown,” “the delicious Strip District,” North Side, South Side, Kennywood Park and “maybe even Millvale.”
He might have been inspired to toss in that last mention because Sebak in 2013 produced “The Joys of Millvale,” a WQED program about the “unassuming borough just outside the Pittsburgh city limits” that's home to a French bakery.