Winter Plan 2019-20

MMVTA Winter Weather Service Delivery Plan

(updated 11/19/19)

 

In order to help riders, make better plans when inclement weather conditions occur and to allow the MMVTA to continue operations during winter weather, MMVTA will implement a Winter Weather Service Delivery Plan. In cases where snowfall occurs MMVTA will use a 3-tiered plan of conditional notification – Green, Yellow and Red.

 

Green:       Indicates normal operations. This will be for minimal snowfall, optimal road conditions or when conditions improve to unrestricted travel.

Yellow:      Indicates a higher accumulation of snow and/or deteriorating road conditions with some route modifications.

Red:           Indicates a significant amount of snow and/or critical road conditions with major route changes. This could mean suspension of certain parts of the affected routes.

When MMVTA implements the Winter Weather Service Delivery Plan, customers will be notified by MMVTA Rider Alerts via both text and email. MMVTA Riders Alerts will be sent throughout the entire service period that is under the Winder Weather Service Delivery Plan ensuring customers are informed of the latest impacts to service.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PDF – Winter Plan 2019-2020

 

Weekday Local 1 – Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Local 1 will not service the Nathan Goff Apartments, the Crest Avenue Apartments, nor the Belle Vernon Highrise. Route will follow the schedule between

Lignelli Manor, Fisher Heights, downtown Charleroi including Chambers Plaza, lower Belle Vernon and N. Belle Vernon via Broad Ave, and the Rostraver Shopping Plazas.

 

Weekday Local 1 – Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Local 1 will not service Fisher Heights, (neither MV Hospital nor Giant Eagle), Nathan Goff Apartments, the Crest Avenue Apartments, nor Broad Ave and

the Belle Vernon Highrise.

One route (bus) will run to/from Lignelli Manor (New Eagle) through Monongahela then go out of service in Black Diamond and Donora up Dei Cas Highway

then return to service at Rostraver Plazas.

The other route (bus) will travel to/from Rostraver Plazas, down I-70 to Charleroi, through Charleroi to the Transit Center with no service on the hill in Charleroi,

North Charleroi or Fisher Heights.

 

 

 

Weekday Local 2 – Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Local 2 will not service Lower Vulcan Village. Additionally, service to Liberty Towers will be dependent on

California Boro road conditions. Route will follow regular route with the exceptions listed above.

Weekday Local 2 – Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Local 2 will not service Upper or Lower Village, Liberty Towers, nor Route 88 through Elco, Roscoe, Stockdale, Allenport and Dunlevy.

One route (bus) will travel to/from Lignelli Manor (New Eagle), Monongahela, Black Diamond, Donora and the Rostraver Plazas.

The other route (bus) will travel to/from West Brownsville Walmart via Route 40 to Toll 43 to California service California along 3rd St. and the Main Campus only. Then it will exit California via 3rd to Toll 43 to I70 to Charleroi and Rostraver Plazas.

 

 

 Weekday Local 3 – Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Local 3 will not service Highland Terrace, Highland Manor nor Valley Manor. Route will travel to/from

Fisher Heights down Route 837 to Donora via McKean to 8th to Meldon and then loop around lower Monessen. Local 3 will then proceed up Parente Blvd to Grand to service Park Manor, then back down Parente Blvd to Route 906 to Dei Cas Highway and the Rostraver Plazas.

Weekday Local 3 – Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Local 3 will not service Fisher Heights (neither MV Hospital nor Giant Eagle), Highland Terrace, Highland Manor, Valley Manor nor Park Manor. Service will to/from McKean and Meldon Avenues in Donora, Donner and Schoonmaker Avenues in Monessen, then to the Rostraver Plazas.

 

 

Weekender 1 Snow Route:Yellow

When on Snow Alert: Yellow, the Weekender 1 will not service Highland Terrace, Highland Manor, nor Valley Manor. The route will run from Monongahela through Black Diamond to Donora, into Monessen looping 10th Street then heading down Schoonmaker. Weekender 1 will then proceed up Parente Blvd to Grand to service Park Manor, then back down Parente Blvd to Route 906 to Dei Cas Highway and the Rostraver Plazas

Weekender 1 Snow Route:Red

When on Snow Alert: Red, the Weekender 1 will not service Highland Terrace, Highland Manor, Valley Manor nor Park Manor. The route route will run from Monongahela through Black Diamond to Donora, into Monessen looping 10th Street then heading down Schoonmaker to Dei Cas Highway, then ending at the Rostraver Plazas.

 

 

 Weekender 2 Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Weekender 2 will not service the Belle Vernon Highrise, Nathan Goff Apartments, the Crest Ave. Apartments nor Lower Vulcan Village. Liberty Towers will be dependent on the road conditions in California Boro. The route will run to/from the Rostraver Plazas down Broad Ave. to Route 906, then across the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge to Route 88/Lincoln Ave through Charleroi to Roscoe, Elco, Stockdale, Allenport and Dunlevy. Then continuing to California and West Brownsville Walmart.

Weekender 2 Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Weekender 2 will not service Broad Ave. and the Belle Vernon Highrise, Nathan Goff Apartments, the Crest Ave. Apartments, Roscoe, Elco, Stockdale, Allenport, Dunlevy, Liberty Towers nor Upper or Lower Vulcan Village. The route will run to/from the Rostraver Plazas, down I-70 to Route 906, then across the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge to Route 88/Lincoln Ave through Charleroi back to I-70 Toll 43 to California then to West Brownsville Walmart via Toll 43 and Route 40.

 

 

 Express 1 Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Express 1 will not deviate from its regular route. Customer should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions.

Express 1 Snow Route: Red

 When on Snow Route: Red, the Express 1 will not deviate from its regular route. Customer should expect longer than normal delays or possible stoppages due to road conditions.

 

 

 Express 2 Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Express 2 will not deviate from its regular route. Customer should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions.

Express 2 Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Express 2 will not service Route 88 between Coyle Curtain Rd and the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge. The bus will follow regular route until it gets through Monessen, where it will then make a right across the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge, then a left on Route 88 where it will loop Charleroi, turning at 1st St, then left onto McKean servicing all stops. It will then continue to cross the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge, then right onto 906 to I-70W to I-43N where it will return to its regular route to Pgh.

 

 

 Express 3 Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Express 3 will not deviate from its regular route. Customer should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions.

Express 3 Snow Route: Red

When on Snow Route: Red, the Express 3 will not service Fisher Heights. The route will travel to/from Pittsburgh via Route 837 and will not utilize Route 88 between North Charleroi and Monongahela.

 

 

Commuter A Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Commuter A will not deviate from its regular route. Customer should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions.

Commuter A Snow Route: Red

The portion of Route 88 from the Charleroi-Monessen Bridge to Sheetz in Monongahela would not be used. To Pittsburgh, buses would take regular route to the Transit Center, then make a right across the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge. LEFT onto Route 906 through Monessen, RIGHT up the DeiCas Highway entrance ramp then LEFT across the Musial Bridge and Right into Donora. Right on 11th, then Left onto Route 837 into Monongahela to resume regular route. From Pittsburgh, buses would make a LEFT onto 837 (just passed Sheetz) toward Donora, then cross the Musial Bridge, RIGHT toward Monessen, LEFT on Route 906 through Monessen, RIGHT across Charleroi/Monessen Bridge, then LEFT onto 88 through Charleroi. Then LEFT onto 1st St, LEFT onto McKean to RIGHT on the Charleroi/Monessen Bridge, LEFT on 906 through Monessen, then exit up to the Musial Bridge into Donora, then RIGHT onto Galiffa to return to garage. The route would also experience delays due to other traffic and waiting for snow crews on Rt. 88 south of Finleyville and on Library Hill

 

 

Cal Commuter Snow Route: Yellow

When on Snow Route: Yellow, the Cal Commuter will not deviate from its regular route. Customers should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions. On the A.M. trips to California ONLY, if there are no passengers on the bus after Large Park & Ride, they will return directly to the garage via I-43 to Route 136 in Monongahela to Route 837 to Donora.

Cal Commuter Snow Route: Red

 When on Snow Route: Red, the Cal Commuter will not deviate from its regular route. Customers should expect longer than normal delays due to road conditions. On the A.M. trips to California ONLY, if there are no passengers on the bus after Large Park & Ride, they will return directly to the garage via I-43 to Route 136 in Monongahela to Route 837 to Donora.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL THE TRANSIT CENTER AT 724.489.0880 OR

DONORA GARAGE AT 724.379.5956, PRESS 1.