All Port Authority riders will pay $2.75 when fare restructuring goes into effect January 1

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will implement a new fare structure on January 1, 2022, impacting all riders who will now pay a flat $2.75 which will be valid for 3 hours from initial use – with unlimited transfers within that timeframe. This is a $0.25 increase from today's single trip fare paid by ConnectCard users, though it eliminates the additional $1 transfer charge today, and actually matches the existing cash fare price of $2.75.


Day and weekly passes will continue to provide the best value for frequent riders, offering unlimited rides for a designated period of time – with Day Passes (valid from the start of service until the end of service with a single day) staying at $7 and 7-Day Passes staying at $25. Monthly and Annual passes will also remain the same price at $97.50 and $1,072.50 respectively.


Half-fare rates apply to Children ages 6-11 with a Kids ConnectCard, Medicare recipients, and riders with disabilities who have verified eligibilityAdditional discounts are available for some college students, staff, and faculty through Pass Programs at University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Carlow University, Point Park University, and Robert Morris University. And the following riders can all ride free:

  • Senior citizens who present a PA Senior Citizen ID Card or Senior ConnectCard
  • Children age 5 and under with a fare-paying adult (up to four children, additional children under 5 will be charged a half-fare)
  • City and municipal police in full uniform
  • Fire and paramedic personnel within their municipality in full uniform
  • School crossing guards during regular school hours within their school district in full uniform
  • State Police, County Deputy Sheriffs, Housing Authority Police, County Jail Guards, State Corrections Officers, Public School Police, and County Deputy Coroners in full uniform

The ACCESS Half-Fare Card and ACCESS paratransit fares have no proposed changes.


Mobile ticketing allows you to pay your fare by downloading the Ready2Ride or Transit app. Mobile ticketing scanners are available on Port Authority buses, the Monongahela Incline, and the Duquesne Incline, but not the T light rail system at this time. Instructions for using the apps can be found on the Port Authority mobile ticketing page on their website.


ConnectCard users will continue to be able to easily reload their ConnectCard online (where they can also take advantage of autopay and never worry about the balance on the card) or at over 100 ConnectCard kiosk locations like those at Atwood Station here in Oakland.