Bus driver full time (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 10, 2018
it was a nice place to work. the Camaraderie between Workers was very good. The Worker Manager relationship could be challenging. When I worked there always worrying if you were going to have a job was stressful.
Sign Painter (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 25, 2018
Best job I ever had. You can be anything you want to be here; no matter what the the position is, you will be given on the job training. You can be proficient at several jobs; from mechanic to shipping and receiving to working in the upholstery shop.
Operators driving just to pay their bills. Poor hours, poor breaks, poor equipment, poor conditions.
Bus Operator (Current Employee) – West Mifflin, PA – May 22, 2018
Job is shuttling passengers from ghetto-to-ghetto. Job is unforgiving. Bus operators cannot make a mistake--passenger "call operators out" on any inconsistency with service. The amount of liability the drivers are held accountable for, does not balance with the rate of pay. High-risk/Low-reward.
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 22, 2017
The demands of public Transit can be very stressful if you allow it. It takes personal discipline to maintain balance in the workplace. The Authority has excellent upper management and places emphasis on connecting people to life. The Port Authority of Allegheny County is a great career opportunity.
Bus and Light Rail Operator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 12, 2017
great place to work for and a really fun environment. The management team is well in place and they know how to run their place of business. Have driven on the bus side and am currently working on the light rail side of this company.
Operator (Current Employee) – Ross Twp, PA – September 24, 2016
Beware. Can be dangerous as a driver and the real police are never called in so you may wait 1/2 for port authority police assistance since they aren't everywhere. So if you are in an altercation with an unruly passenger you may be on your own for awhile. Then company has no sympathy for you. They say it's all part of the job. Sometimes we may be the only ones on the bus without a weapon or the ability to defend ourselves without getting written up. You don't hear this stuff on news because they keep it only within our own police force. Even if you're shot at. Unless a passenger is injured. They aren't worried about the drivers.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – August 28, 2015
Working for the Port Authority was over all a great experience. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the hardest part was dealing with the traffic and weather. I was very fortunate to have great supervisors and co-workers many of whom I remain friends with today.
Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 26, 2013
typical work day involved transporting passengers. hardest part of the job was traffic. most enjoyable part of the job was greeting the passengers and sometime engaging in conversation 2 brighten their day and mine!! Co-workers were great we supported each other.
senority was used to pick runs, vacations, and days off