University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Transportation for Spring Recess

TICKETS FOR THE SPRING RECESS BUSES HOME PROGRAM GO ON SALE IN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES FEB. 10 (206 FRAME-WESTERBERG COMMONS).

Pitt-Bradford will once again be partnering with Pitt-Oakland to provide transportation back and forth to a number of locations for the Spring Recess, which runs from Saturday, March 8, through Sunday, March 16.

For this upcoming Spring Recess, Pitt-Bradford will provide a bus that will travel to the Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, March 7, with connections to longer distance buses that will reach their destinations the same day. Likewise, Pitt-Bradford will have a bus waiting in Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 16, to meet the returning buses when they arrive at Pitt-Oakland from their various destinations that evening.

On Friday, March 7, the bus from Bradford to Pittsburgh will depart Pitt-Bradford from the Frame-Westerberg Commons at 10:30 a.m., arriving at Pitt-Oakland by 3 p.m. All buses to other destinations will depart Pitt-Oakland at 4:15 pm. 

On Sunday, March 16, returning buses will arrive in Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., with the bus to Bradford departing Pitt-Oakland between 6 and 6:30 pm and arriving at Pitt-Bradford by 10:30 p.m.

The bus from Bradford to Pittsburgh and back holds 56 persons maximum, and a second bus cannot be guaranteed. It is thus important to get your reservation in (with payment) as soon as possible beginning Monday, February 10 (see details below).

Destinations served, and round-trip ticket prices from Pittsburgh to that destination and back to Pittsburgh are as follows. One-way tickets are available also, but cost approximately 75 percent of the price of a round-trip ticket.

Allentown, PA:            $ 110
Breezewood, PA:         $   95
Frederick, MD:            $ 110
Harrisburg, PA:           $   95
King of Prussia, PA:    $ 110
New York, NY:            $ 130
Philadelphia, PA:         $ 110
Pittsburgh, PA:            No Charge, but $40 seat reservation fee required ($20 for each direction)
Scranton, PA:               $ 110
Washington, DC:         $ 110

Students may also get to the following destinations using this service, although it would be significantly longer travel time than using available commercial bus transportation through Trailways/Greyhound from the local Bradford bus station:    

Erie, PA                        $85
Buffalo, NY:                 $ 110
Rochester, NY:            $ 130

RESERVATION FEE: 
In addition to the cost of your ticket listed above, each student making a reservation will be required to pay a $20 reservation deposit, which will be refunded to you when you board the bus in Bradford on December 14th. Students not arriving to take the bus will forfeit the $20 reservation deposit, as well as the cost of their ticket. (For students traveling to/from Pittsburgh only, due to the fact that there is no cost for your ticket, your reservation fee is $40, with $20 being refunded to you when you board the bus in Bradford on March 7, and the remaining $20 being refunded to you beginning Tuesday, March 18, after you have arrived back in Bradford. Students traveling from Pittsburgh and not utilizing their bus seat will forfeit the reservation fee.)

HOW DO I MAKE MY RESERVATION?
To take advantage of this service, BEGINNING ON MONDAY, February 10 you must come to the Student Activities Office (206 Commons) and meet with club accounts assistant between the hours of 8:30 am and Noon, or 1 pm and 5 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets and reservation fee (or a reservation fee for Pittsburgh only) must be paid for by cash or check at the time you make your reservation.  THE DEADLINE FOR BUS TICKET SALES IS Friday, Feb. 28 AT 5 PM.

WHAT ARE THE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP POINTS IN MY DESTINATION CITY?

In Pittsburgh, you will be dropped off on Bigelow Boulevard across Fifth Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning.  For those connecting to other buses, you will cross Fifth Avenue and board your destination bus in front of the William Pitt Union, where there will be University of Pittsburgh staff persons to assist you.  To find out the time of arrival in and departure from your destination city back to Bradford, please go to the following link:

Also, please be advised that Pitt-Bradford students traveling to destinations beyond Pittsburgh will take the 4:15 pm buses out of Pittsburgh, and not the 2 pm or 6 pm buses.  Upon your return, the Pitt-Bradford bus will be waiting for you on Bigelow Boulevard across Fifth Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning, and will depart at about 6 pm or shortly thereafter for Bradford, depending on the arrival time of the last connecting bus carrying Pitt-Bradford students.  It is your responsibility to go directly from your arriving bus to the Pitt-Bradford bus to check-in and board the bus.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Dean Evans 

E-MAIL:  kje2@pitt.edu

PHONE:  (814) 362-7650

FAX:  (814) 362-7518