City and County officials were honored at a community meeting on Oct. 26 for their work to restore the Biggs Street bus stop, which was previously removed due to safety concerns.
Courtesy of the Fineview & Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils
Mayor Peduto, City Councilmen Lavelle and Wilson, County Councilwoman Olivia Bennett, and Port Authority officials were honored at a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 by Fineview and Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils for their work in restoring the Biggs Avenue at Glenrose Street bus stop along the #11 Fineview loop route.
Initially a trolley stop, for decades the stop provided a convenient place for Fineview and Perry Hilltop residents to access the #11 bus for transportation to the Northside Giant Eagle, Downtown, and other Northside amenities. The Port Authority of Allegheny County removed the bus stop due to safety concerns. This created hardship for those in the hilltop communities who depended on public transportation.
In response, the City of Pittsburgh supported the residents of the two hilltop neighborhoods by building a substantial bus stop platform near the bottom of the Glenrose city steps. The Port Authority subsequently agreed to restore the stop on the #11 Fineview route.
To thank the honorees for their support and celebrate the success of their efforts, they were recognized by Fineview and Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils at a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at The Pittsburgh Project on the Northside. Each was presented with a specially designed memento. Lenny Marino, manager of the Cedar Avenue Giant Eagle, donated a $100 gift card as a door prize at the event, calling to mind the connection between reliable public transportation and fresh food.