Nearly 100 Port Authority service routes canceled Friday

Dozens of Port Authority service routes cancelled Friday

PITTSBURGH — Dozens of Port Authority of Allegheny County service routes were canceled Friday because of reduced staff due to COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the Port Authority said more than 100 employees did not work because of the coronavirus.

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That number includes people who did not feel comfortable returning to work or have compromised immune systems.

Between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., Port Authority sent alerts to riders canceling more than 90 service routes for the day -- trips into and out of the city.

However, officials said though Friday’s numbers were higher than usual, over the last few months they have been forced to take a number of buses out of service.

To see all the routes that were canceled, go to the Port Authority Alerts Twitter account.

Dozens of Port Authority service routes cancelled Friday