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New Castle Transit Adds Cranberry Loop to Pittsburgh

The bus departs from the state Park and Ride in Warrendale Monday through Friday.

Cranberry area commuters have a new option for catching the bus to and from Pittsburgh.

On Nov. 5, New Castle Area Transit added a loop from Warrendale to Pittsburgh. The bus departs at 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the state Park and Ride on Warrendale-Bayne Road.

The bus leaves the city at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. from the Port Authority East Busy Way Penn Station, Amtrak (Gate D), according to the New Castle Area Transit website. The cost is $4.

The added loop marks another option for Cranberry area commuters after the Port Authority of Allegheny County did away with the 13K Marshall Express in Marshall in a regional round of cutbacks in 2011. The move upset many Cranberry residents who commuted daily to Pittsburgh on the Port Authority bus.

Since last March, Sewickley-based Lenzner Coach Lines has provided private service from the Bladerunners complex on Marshall Drive in Cranberry and the Park and Ride lot in Warrendale to drop off locations in Pittsburgh. Reservations are required for the service.

For the Cranberry to Pittsburgh loop, monthly reservations are based on $11.50 per day round trip, or $5.25 one way. For the Warrendale to Pittsburgh loop, monthly reservations are based on $10.00 per day round trip, or $5.00 one way, according to the Lenzner website.

For the bus schedule, or to buy a monthly pass, visit the Lenzner website by clicking here.

Are you happy there’s another bus option to Pittsburgh? Do you still miss the 13K Marshall Express? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.  

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