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Transportation Services


Important Links:
Carnegie Mellon Shuttle & Escort Services
Carnegie Mellon Parking Services
Port Authority of Allegheny County (bus system)

Carnegie Mellon Shuttle & Escort Services
All shuttles will leave from in front of Morewood Gardens on Morewood Avenue on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour: 7:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:15 a.m., etc. All shuttle routes take approximately 30 minutes to return to Morewood Gardens. Travel times will vary according to weather and traffic conditions, time of day and day of the week, and the number of stops required according to passenger load at any given time. During the summer months, the Oakland shuttle will operate on the AB route only.

In the evening, students may request escort service to residences that are within a 1-1/2 mile radius of campus or between university buildings. Escort service runs daily from 6:30 p.m.-6:40 a.m. (last run starts) throughout the academic year and summer months. Call 8-RIDE (from on campus phone) or 412.268.7433. You will then be directed to wait at one of the 7 designated pick up areas.

Most parking spaces across the university campus are permit parking only. The East Campus Garage on Forbes Avenue and the adjacent Visitors Parking area provide some day to day parking options. There are also metered spots on and around the campus. Cars without the appropriate tags that are parked in reserved spaces will be ticketed. Visit the Parking Services website to sign up for permit parking if you feel that you will be driving to campus on a daily basis.

In general, if you have a car, you should be very careful to park legally anywhere on campus. Unless a space is metered, it is in your best interest to assume it is reserved. Parking for even short periods of time in reserved spots is not recommended. The metered spots are also monitored daily from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm and the City of Pittsburgh will issue parking tickets for expired meters. For the most part there is little need to drive to campus. Most students live near enough to take the PAT bus, Carnegie Mellon shuttle/escort, or to walk or bike.

City Bus Service
Students may ride anywhere in the city and beyond using their student ID. Known to Pittsburghers as PAT (The Port Authority of Allegheny County) Bus, the bus service in Pittsburgh is fairly extensive.  You can visit their website to find route information.