When you turn 65 in Pittsburgh you can apply for a free PAT bus pass.
Monday morning I went downtown on the 71 B. I am going to familiarize myself with schedules and routes but having a smart phone is a big help
You can pick the stop where you’re waiting it tells you how many minutes until a bus arrives. My plan is to visit all of the 88 neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh.
Here’s Day One of my Free Bus Pass Photography Adventure.Me waiting at Highland and Bryant for the 71 B to go downtown.
Meet Kevin M. who accepted my medicare card until I get the pass.
His portrait will be wonderful in the People at Work show next July.
taken as I exited the bus, with his gracious permission.
The Port Authority where you fill out your application to get your bus pass.
I went to the City County Building where I was greeted by a sign and a bronze statue of Mayor Caligiuri
Mayor Caligiuri by Robert Berks 1990
Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh
I rejoined the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland
Crabcake and Slaw lunch at the Union Grill
St. Paul Cathedral as I went to the next Bus Stop to get to Shadyside where they were setting up a Vintage Car Show on Walnut Street
Cars arriving in trailers I caught the next bus on Highland Avenue and guess who my driver was? Yep you guessed. Turns out Kevin went to the same high school as my sons but he was a class ahead of Mark.
Steve and I took a ride up to Shadyside later to see the vintage cars but it was raining
I love this idea. Also, that portrait is a really good one.
You’ll have some great adventures, over here you get a bus pass at state pension age – 66, so I have 4 years to wait.
I always carry my pass with me. Thank you Pennsylvania lottery. Let me know when you visit squirrel hill
free???!!! 🤔😎😍anly a reduction here in New York.
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 12:57 AM, Ruth E. Hendricks Photography wrote:
> Ruth posted: ” When you turn 65 in Pittsburgh you can apply for a free > PAT bus pass. Monday morning I went downtown on the 71 B. I am going to > familiarize myself with schedules and routes but having a smart phone is a > big help You can pick the stop where you’r” >
Ahhh….The benefits of aging. We are with you. Enjoying each moment. Great photos. Espescially liked the smiling bus driver. Made us feel like we were on your tour too. Always appreciate your adventuresome spirit.
Thanks Jack. Good to have you with me.
Brings back memories of my mother in law, Gina. She traveled by PAT system regularly and always shared her adventure stories with us. When caring for our young son Andrew, she would take him along. Favorite stops were South Hills Village at the end of the T line and Murphy’s lunch counter in Market Square (not there anymore). She once had to call for a ride as she got stranded downtown because of confusion with Sunday schedule. Ride on Ruth.
Thanks for sharing your memories
Looks like a great day. Fun stuff!
” Oh, the places you will go,” per Dr. Seuss.
Make the most of these moments. Enjoy them. Lovely photos 🙂
Wow! What a day! And if you say you are going to visit the 88 neighborhoods I know it will happen!!! Please take us along! Bons Voyages!!! 🙂
What a great project! Looking forward to visiting your city through your photos.
Love your perspective! Curiosity so important and we so easily take for granted our hometown.
Trying to avoid the taking for granted part! Thanks
What fun and free too. Enjoy you days out and I hope you share more your city.
Thank you Ruth