Bus Photo of the Month: September 2017

Gillig Phantom 482

Gillig Advantage 482

Location: Smithfield Street at 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Operator of Vehicle: Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA)
Date of Photo: November 27, 2015

The Port Authority isn’t the only bus operator in Pittsburgh.  There are some other operators in the area, and this month features another one of those operators.  Among its routes are commuter services from Washington County, Westmoreland County, and Fayette County to and from Pittsburgh.  And just like PAT, their buses have a colorful flair to them.

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Bus Photo of the Month: July 2016

Neoplan AN460 3112

Neoplan AN460 3112

Location: Fifth Avenue at University Place, Pittsburgh, PA
Operator of Vehicle: Port Authority of Allegheny County
Date of Photo: November 27, 2015

Over the years, Pittsburgh’s buses have had varied liveries.  For example, in the current fleet, you can find buses painted green, red, dark blue, light blue, silver, and gold.  However, the Neoplan AN460s in the Port Authority of Allegheny County fleet have an added touch to them, featuring Burma Shave style poetry.  For example, this bus says “This big shiny bus / Is really no riddle / But it sure is odd / How it bends in the middle.”  If you are used to a standard livery being used across an entire fleet, it is quite fascinating to stand on a Pittsburgh street corner and see what color the next bus to come along is.  The poetry wraps on the buses that have it is certainly an added bonus!

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