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Mike commented on Pittsburgh Water Taxis

Hi, Diana. We do have a list of good identified landings. The main ones are included in our original proposal. We have refined that a bit and added more to our list in the last week. A lot of what we end up doing depends on the size and speed of the water taxis themselves and we are working through those options now. Basically, though, the closer we are to the point, the shorter the distances between landings; the further from town, the further the distances between landings. So, the North Shore across from town might have 4 stops, and Millvale would have one stop and Lawrenceville will have one. But our ridership and customer feedback will help to refine that and we remain open to serving the actual demand.

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Mike commented on Pittsburgh Water Taxis

Thanks, Kit. Terrific suggestions. We have a lot to figure out, yet, including where people would most want to get on/off the water taxis. I think all initial efforts need to stay in the downtown pool (not travel through any locks), but the question of how far up each rive to travel remains an open one. I reckon that once there is population density at Hazelwood Green, we would want to stop there. Part of the challenge is having a landing spot - the further up river you go, the fewer landing zones, public access spots, or any sort of river access you find. We'll be working to remedy this, as possible.

Plus, per your inermodal point - yes, we'd love to partner with CityBikes, Scoobi, some future scooter rentals, and the Port Authority to make sure that people can get from the water taxi landings to their inland destinations and back again in efficient ways. We would welcome your further thoughts on this....

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Mike commented on Pittsburgh Water Taxis

Thanks, Mike. We'd love to have you buy the monthly or season pass. Where would you likely be traveling from and to with the water taxis?

 And we hope you have LOTS of relatives that you want to bring to the water taxis to show off the city!