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West Busway Transit-Oriented Development

[ Overview ] [ Station Visioning Workshops ] [ Public Meeting Announcements ]

West Busway Area Transit-Oriented Development Assessment and Plan

Project Overview

The Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) are partnering on a unique project to develop a vision for transit-oriented development at stations along the West Busway corridor.

The project partners are working to create places where people can live, play, work, learn, and have efficient access to services.  The project is an implementation activity of “Allegheny Places,” Allegheny County’s Comprehensive Plan, and the SPC “2035 Transportation and Development Plan.”

The West Busway

Open since 2000, the West Busway is a five-mile exclusive fixed guideway for buses.  Its six stations are located in the following communities: The City of Pittsburgh, Ingram Borough, Crafton Borough, and Carnegie Borough.  In addition, West Busway services extend along the Parkway West to Robinson Town Centre and the airport.

Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development is an important national land development trend that promotes compact, relatively dense development within walking distance of a transit station with a wide variety of uses. TOD incorporates both infill development and substantial new development on large parcels where available.

Project Work Plan

The project has three main components:

  • Documentation of existing land use, transportation, and market conditions in the study area.
  • A screening of stations and hubs to identify the locations with the most potential for TOD.
  • Development of preliminary and final TOD concept and implementation plans at two locations in the study area.  Carnegie Borough and Sheraden in the City of Pittsburgh were selected for the TOD planning efforts.

Public Input

The project is being guided by a steering committee comprised of local government officials and other corridor stakeholders.  Two series of community roundtable meetings will be held to obtain public input on a TOD vision and strategies for development.

Project Schedule

The project began in April 2009 and is expected to be completed in June 2010.

For more information, contact:

Lynn Heckman, ACED, (412) 350-4549
Sara Walfoort, SPC, (412) 391-5590 Ext. 339
Ann Ogoreuc, URS, (412) 503-4583

Station Visioning Workshops

Sheraden, City of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sheraden Senior Center
720 Sherwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15204

Miss the Workshop?
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Carnegie Borough
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carnegie Borough Building, Council Meeting Room
One Veterans Way
Carnegie, PA  15106

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Public Meeting Announcement

Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), in cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning and Carnegie Borough, are pleased to announce exciting opportunities to provide input in the development of transit-oriented community development plans in two West Busway communities – Carnegie Borough and the Sheraden neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh

The purpose of the meetings, open to the public, is to present preliminary development concepts for the areas around these two West Busway stations (only the station at the meeting location will be addressed during each meeting).  The concepts are based on background information and analysis compiled during the planning process and ideas generated by participants at the station-area visioning workshops held in March 2010.

We hope you can join us at the following station area public meetings:

Sheraden, City of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, June 2 , 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sheraden Senior Center
720 Sherwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15204
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Miss the Workshop?
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Carnegie Borough
Thursday, June 3, 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carnegie Borough Building, Council Meeting Room
One Veterans Way
Carnegie, PA  15106
[ directions ]

Miss the Workshop?
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The public meetings are a part of the West Busway Area Transit-Oriented Development Assessment and Plan.  This planning study is an exciting project to develop a vision for transit-oriented development (TOD) at stops and stations along the West Busway corridor. 

For more information, contact Ann Ogoreuc at URS Corporation at (412) 503-4583 or ann_ogoreuc@urscorp.com

Transit service to the Sheraden location is available via Port Authority routes G1, G2, 26A, and 26D.  Transit service to the Carnegie location is available via Port Authority Route G1.  For more transit information, visit www.portauthority.org, or call (412) 442-2000.

Organizational Logos This project is co-sponsored by Allegheny County Economic Development and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Borough, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The project is an implementation activity of “Allegheny Places,” Allegheny County’s Comprehensive Plan, and the SPC “2035 Transportation and Development Plan.”

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