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Electronic Transfers and Single-Trip Tickets Launch Feb. 9


Several new ConnectCard features will launch Monday, Feb. 9 to make using Port Authority easier and more convenient for both daily commuters and occasional riders.

The new features include automated electronic transfers and the introduction of single-trip tickets.


Electronic Transfers

ConnectCard transfers will become completely automatic starting Monday, providing faster fare payment for riders who use stored cash value. Transfers will still be valid for three hours in any direction for a one-zone ride; however, ConnectCard users will no longer need to inform the operator or fare collector that they want to buy a transfer and will no longer be given a paper transfer slip. 

Instead, the time of a rider’s first payment will be recorded when he or she taps the farebox to begin the first leg of a trip. If the rider taps for another one-zone ride within three hours, the transfer fee ($1 for full fare, 50 cents for reduced fare) will be deducted. At those places in the system where Port Authority provides a free “continuation transfer,” the transfer will also be processed electronically but no fee will be deducted.

Single-Trip Tickets

Also starting Monday, single-trip and single-trip with transfer ConnecTix will be available for purchase from ConnectCard machines. These ConnecTix will be available for both one-zone and two-zone rides, and will expire after 30 days of purchase. 

ConnectCard machines are located at selected light rail and busway stations as well as at Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center, the Monongahela Incline’s lower station and Pittsburgh International Airport. For a complete list, visit ConnectCard.org/locations

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