• Port Authority reopens portion of Blue Line

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    SOUTH HILLS, Pa. - UPDATE (3:08 p.m. Saturday) The Port Authority of Allegheny County reopened the Blue Line South Hills Village and a portion of the Blue Line Library on Sunday.

    While the Blue Line South Hills Village will be fully reopened, the Blue Line Library will only be reopened from Lytle to downtown and the North Shore.

    Shuttle buses will continue to serve the Blue Line Library stations from Library to Lytle via Route 88.

    Starting Sunday, there will also be free parking at the South Hills Village garage until the Blue Line is fully restored.

    A portion of the West Library Park and Ride lot will reopen Monday. Around 50 parking spaces will be available, according to the Port Authority. 

    The Library Park and Ride lot is closed until the Blue Line is fully restored.


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    This week's strong storms may make your commute from the South Hills to the city more difficult.

    The Port Authority of Allegheny County says that damage from Wednesday's flooding has forced officials to temporarily close light rail service on the Blue Line.

    Officials said Wednesday night's powerful storms caused damage on both the Blue Line South Hills Village and the Blue Line Library.

    Friday morning, Channel 11 saw officials inspecting the lines and the debris left behind from the forceful flood.  

    As engineers assess the situation, the Port Authority has arranged for a shuttle bus to take people from the Library stop to Station Square. 

    For some commuters, that means their travel time has doubled.

    “I was waiting for the blue line and I realized it wasn't coming so I had to jump on the shuttle,” commuter Patrick Panscoe said.   


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