Port Authority moving Tarentum bus stop at borough’s request
A Tarentum bus stop will be moving at the borough’s request.
Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving the stop now at Lock Street and Fourth Avenue about 250 feet away to Fourth and Hickory Way.
The change takes effect Sept. 1, according to a Port Authority sign posted at the stop.
Borough Manager Michael Nestico said the borough asked for the change.
“The existing bus stop is located at an irregular intersection which has a three-way stop and a nearby commercial business loading zone,” he said. “Additionally, a new business opened next to the stop, which has created a larger volume of pedestrians around this area.”
Nestico said the Port Authority came to the borough and examined route options with its police and public works departments.
“The decision to move the stop slightly down the street will put riders in a safer location to await, board and exit the buses,” he said.
Port Authority spokesman Adam Brandolph said the authority worked with the borough to find a “more attractive” location for riders.
The stop’s new location offers riders more amenities, such as a bench and trash receptacle, and it will allow buses to pull to the curb without interference from parked vehicles, he said.
“We are also talking with the borough to enhance the stop even further by possibly placing a bus shelter at the new location,” Brandolph said.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .