Why Fare Rise: The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Why the Increase in Fares of
The Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ?

The Duquesne Incline is operated by a not-for-profit organization known as the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline. The Duquesne Incline does not now, nor has it ever, received any direct government subsidy for day-to-day operations from the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or the Federal Government; nor, does it receive any funds from the recently-established Allegheny Regional Asset District. The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT--Pittsburgh's public transit system) reimburses the Incline only for PAT patrons who use current passes, tickets, tokens, or current transfers to ride The Duquesne Incline. Operation of The Duquesne Incline relies entirely on Incline fares collected, membership fees, donations, and gift shop sales !

However, The Duquesne Incline is legally owned by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, which operates the public transportation system (including Light Rail Subway lines, bus routes, the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines, and the ACCESS Paratransit System for the disabled and elderly) for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (with a few bus routes serving limited areas of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties).

The Port Authority leases The Duquesne Incline to the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline, for day-to-day operations, at a cost of one dollar per year. The Port Authority then returns that one dollar to the Society, as a donation.

As the legal owner of The Duquesne Incline, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County controls the fares charged for rides on The Duquesne Incline. The Port Authority owns and operates another inclined plane, the Monongahela Incline. To maintain a simplified and consistent fare structure, it has been the policy of the Port Authority Board of Directors that both inclines charge the same fare to riders.

As with Light Rail and bus fares, incline fares usually rise with each Port Authority Transit system-wide fare increase. Hence, this is the reason for an increase in fares on The Duquesne Incline.

Summary of Passenger Fares on The Duquesne Incline

For more detailed Incline fare information, click here.

Or, for information on specific topics:

Fares for Senior Citizens

Fares for the Disabled

Valid Hours for use of Reduced Transit Fare Card for the Disabled

Holiday Schedule for ALL-DAY USE of Reduced Transit Fare Card for the Disabled

Fares for Patrons Carrying Bicycles

Fares for Groups of Ten or More

Port Authority Transit Bus and Light Rail Transit Fares

Incline Tokens--DISCONTINUED

Free Continuation Transfers
between The Duquesne Incline and Mount Washington Bus Routes

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