Giant Eagle Stores In, Near Plum-Oakmont to Offer Port Authority ConnectCard Service
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle.
The Verona Giant Eagle is located at 200 Allegheny River Blvd. Other nearby stores include the ones in New Kensington, 200 Tarentum Bridge Road, and Monroeville, 4680 William Penn Highway. Both stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and to check their balances. Stores in Harmarville and Penn Hills also offer the service.
The new cards are being sold at Giant Eagle locations throughout Allegheny County and surrounding areas. Port Authority patrons who already have ConnectCards may reload them at participating Giant Eagle stores, according to Port Authortity officials.
Weekly passes for the week of March 10 to 16 go on sale Thursday in Giant Eagle stores, while monthly passes for April will be sold starting March 16.
The cards had been available only at the Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center and at two Giant Eagle stores in Pittsburgh's Shadyside and South Side neighborhoods. Patrons could load them only at those locations or at ConnectCard machines in some bus and light-rail T stations.
Click here for a map showing all Giant Eagle locations that offer ConnectCard services.