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FamilyWeekendResources

Please visit the University's hotel page for a list of hotels that are convenient to both the University and major traffic routes. 

 

Traffic and Weather Advisories

Following are some helpful websites for checking current traffic and weather conditions:

For driving directions and parking information visit our Directions/Maps page.

GPS Address
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Note: When traveling in Downtown Pittsburgh, use caution when following GPS directions, as there are a number of one-way streets, and bus-only lanes.

Point Park will offer University shuttle transportation on Saturday morning and afternoon to allow families to explore Pittsburgh. Shuttles are easily identified by the prominently displayed Point Park logo on the sides of each shuttle. 

There will NOT be shuttle service to hotels or off-campus events. (See Transportation:  Community Resources below for some transportation options)

Families with young children

In order to ride University shuttles, children must be at least 8 years old and not be required to ride in a child safety seat of any kind (car seat, booster seat, etc.).  For more information on Pennsylvania’s Seat Belt Law, visit dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/safety-laws.php

Lost and Found

Items left on University shuttles will be turned in to lost and found located at the Academic Hall security desk.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Location on Campus

The campus shuttle stop at the shelter in the parking lot next to the Student Center located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies.

Shuttle Schedule

The Point Park pick-up/drop-off location is at the Student Center parking lot shelter, 330 Boulevard of the Allies.

The Family Weekend shuttles run in a continuous loop to and from Point Park and the locations below during the specified hours.

Sat., Oct. 6

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exploring Pittsburgh
Looping service to Strip District, Lawrenceville, Shadyside, Station Square, and Point Park (Student Center shuttle parking lot).

This looping shuttle service takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic. You can hop on and off as you wish. Note that Station Square is only a 10-20 minute walk to campus, depending on the Station Square location you wish to visit. If you don't want to wait for the shuttle back to campus, see Community Resources below for alternate transportation options.

Shuttle Tracking

Real time tracking of University shuttle locations, as well as estimated time of returns and departures, is available online, or you can download the app. Links to the app download are available on the tracking website in the upper right corner menu.

Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport
412-472-3525
Information on transportation to/from the airport is available on the airport's website.

Train

Amtrak Station
1100 Liberty Avenue
800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)

Bus Service, Long Distance

Greyhound
55 11th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-392-6514

Megabus
877-462-6342

The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures is located under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, at the intersection of 10th and French just north of Penn Avenue. During times when the bus stop beneath the Convention Center is unavailable, buses will arrive and depart from the Northbound side of Penn Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets.

Bus Service, Local

If you know you're going to use public transportation but are not sure where to start, try the EZ Ride Pittsburgh app.

Port Authority of Allegheny County
412-442-2000

The Port Authority primarily serves Allegheny County with bus, T (light rail), incline, and paratransit service. You can find updated fare information and schedules on the Port Authority website, along with how to ride, how to pay, how to read a timetable, transit do's and don'ts, and Park & Ride lots.

Bus Service, Outlying Counties

In addition to services provided in Allegheny County, the Port Authority website provides contact information for mass transit options for outlying counties, including:

  • Beaver County
  • Butler County and Grove City, Pa.
  • Charleroi and California, Pa.
  • Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority
  • Fayette County - Uniontown, Pa.
  • New Castle, Pa.
  • Washington County
  • Westmoreland County

Taxi, Limo, Car, and Driver Services

Star Transportation Group
Includes Classy Cab, VETaxi, Cranberry Taxi, Air Star Access, and Star Limo

zTrip
Black car or taxi service

Uber
Car service

Lyft
Car service

On-campus dining options include:

  • Lawrence Hall Dining Room
  • Point Cafe
  • Point Perk Coffee Shop

For venue information and current operating hours, visit the dining page.

Visit our Dining in the City page to get your off-campus dining search started.  You can also check out these other resources: