The Butler Transit Authority will begin additional commuter bus service to and from Pittsburgh beginning July 1, 2018. The new runs will service the Route 68 corridor to the Route 528 Park n Ride. The bus will then express into the North Shore of Pittsburgh where passengers can hop aboard the free T to get to their final downtown destinations.
The additional runs will offer passengers several commuting options. Currently, BTA operates two routes into downtown Pittsburgh via Route 8 to Route 28. Service to Pittsburgh via Route 8 will continue with slight modifications. Schedules are available below, in the bus terminal and on the commuter buses.
The commuter service offers passengers free wifi, free park n ride lots, comfy coach seats, USB charging ports and real-time bus tracking. Passengers can subscribe to their routes to get alerts and messages from the Authority.
The commuter service is made possible through a demonstration project. The demonstration project is funded using a combination of federal, state and local funding sources. To continue the service beyond the three-demonstration, the Authority must meet Project Performance Goals. The performance goals of Passengers per Revenue Hour, Operating Costs per Revenue Hour, Operating Revenue per Revenue Hour and Operating Costs per Passenger Trip were set in cooperation with PennDOT. The Authority will be measuring each of the goals to determine the success of the project.