Port Authority of Allegheny County officials said they are eliminating 13 little-used stops on the area's light-rail transit system to speed up travel times.
According to Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE, the announcement was made Monday.
The authority said the stops selected for elimination were based on low boarding counts and proximity to adjacent stops.
Beginning Monday June 25, the Traymore, Hampshire, Boustead, Neeld, Kelton, Martin Villa, and Smith Road stops will be discontinued on the South Hills Village line. The Mine 3, Lindermer, Center, Latimer, Sandy Creek and Santa Barbara stops will also be eliminated from the Library Line.
Officials said the longest distance anyone will have to travel to reach an open stop will be about one-third of a mile.
Signs will be posted starting next Monday to tell riders about the changes.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald hailed the step and says he wants to see other changes to improve service and efficiency on the system.