New park-and-ride lot opens in Plum
By Karen Zapf
Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
One park-and-ride lot for bus riders opened Monday on Route 286 in Plum.
Another lot that has been closed for more than a year — at the Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department also on Route 286 — will not reopen, Robin Schuster, a member of the department's board of directors, said Friday.
Port Authority officials said the new 64-space lot at the intersection of Route 286 and New Texas Road features three spaces for those with disabilities. The lot is paved, striped and lighted, officials said.
The lot is served by inbound and outbound stops on the P12 Holiday Park Flyer bus route.
Schuster said members of the fire department voted recently to not reopen the lot for the purposes of park-and-ride spaces.
“The membership decided they want to close it and use it for our own needs,” Schuster said.
The lot was closed for more than a year during the fire department's expansion project and, most recently, for the annual Christmas tree sale that starts around Thanksgiving. The lot typically closes for a month during the tree sale.
Schuster said the lot had 110 spaces before the expansion project, and it now has about 65.
Schuster said Port Authority paved and striped the lot for the 15 years the company used it for a park-and-ride area.
The other lot in the Route 286 corridor — the Alpine Village lot — has 245 spaces.
Bus riders also can use a 140-space lot at the Monroeville Mall, Heather Pharo, Port Authority spokeswoman said.
Pharo said Port Authority continues to work to find additional park-and-ride lots for riders in the area.
Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753, or email@example.com.
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