News of
The Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Also - News Articles Regarding Incline History

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* 2006 July 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Costly rehab down the line for Mon and Duquesne Inclines
By Jim Ritchie

* From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 27:
Great Depression, automobiles led to decline of inclines, street railways
By Marjorie Wertz

* From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 August 23:
Inclines remain commuters' secret By Derek J. Fuchs


Images and Information: Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8
Co-Sponsored By: Friends of the Zeiss and The Duquesne Incline

Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Allegheny County, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:

News Release - 2004 October 26:
Dark Total Eclipse of the Moon Wednesday Evening/
65th Anniversary of Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium
Commemorated with Web Site Documenting Historic Transit of Venus
Observed from Observation Deck of The Duquesne Incline

From The Pitt News, Official Student Newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Transit lifts eyes and spirits
By Adam Fleming, Managing Editor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Look! Up in the sky ... By Gwen Arbuckle

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 June 8:
Pittsburghers watch Venus cross the sun By Gwen Arbuckle

News Release - 2004 June 3:
SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
8-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT DUQUESNE INCLINE OBSERVATION DECK


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 May 26:
Editorial: Hillside icons
A public glimpse at what makes an incline tick

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 May 24:
Newsmakers: Ruth and David Miller
They've guided historic incline through good times and bad

By Jan Ackerman

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 May 21:
Duquesne Heights Incline celebrates 127th birthday by unveiling its inner workings
By Jan Ackerman

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 May 17:
Incline opens a view to a hill By Violet Law

News Release - 2004 May 12:
NEW VIEWING PLATFORM OPENS MAY 20, TO ALLOW
PUBLIC TO SEE INCLINE HOISTING EQUIPMENT IN OPERATION


From USA Weekend Magazine, McLean VA
(Published as Sunday Supplement in newspapers across the nation,
including the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) - 2003 May 18:
USA WEEKEND's Annual Travel Report
The 10 Most Beautiful Places in America

Including Number 2:
"Nighttime view from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh"


Safety Tips for viewing
The Great Solar Eclipse of Christmas Day, A.D. 2000 !


Special Notice - September 10, 2000

New West Busway Service Provides Enhanced Bus Service
Between The Duquesne Incline and Downtown Pittsburgh
[and also to West End Neighborhoods and Communities].

ALSO, New Bus Service Between The Duquesne Incline and
the Pittsburgh International Airport via Route 28X !

New Bus Route 100 West Busway All-Stops provides greatly improved bus service between The Duquesne Incline and Downtown Pittsburgh. This new route also provides enhanced service between The Duquesne Incline and Sheraden, Ingram, Crafton, East Carnegie, and Carnegie.

Route 100 West Busway All-Stops runs every 10-12 minutes during rush hours, every 20 minutes during the middle of the day on weekdays, every 20-30 minutes on weekday evenings and during the day on weekends, and every 40-45 minutes weekend evenings.

New service between the Lower Station of The Duquesne Incline and the Pittsburgh International Airport is now provided by Route 28X.

For a detailed schedule of Route 100, Route 28X[or any other Port Authority rail or bus route], Click Here.



Special Notice: July 3, 2000
Permanent, Extended Hours for Use of
Senior Citizen Pass and Disability Pass
on The Duquesne Incline and Port Authority Buses


Special Notice Regarding
Fort Pitt Bridge and West End Bridge Detours:
July 1, 2000 to October 16, 2000

Fort Pitt Bridge

At this time, there are NO TRAFFIC DETOURS when travelling from Downtown Pittsburgh to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline.

When returning Downtown, from The Duquesne Incline, it will be necessary to use the Liberty Avenue or Boulevard of the Allies exits(which reopen after reconstruction on or about
July 5, 2000) or the Grant Street exit from the Penn-Lincoln Parkway-East(Interstate 376/U.S. 22 & U.S. 30). From the Fort Pitt Bridge, there will be no direct access to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to the North Side, or the Downtown exits to Fort Duquesne Boulevard or to the Tenth Street Bypass(beginning on or about July 5, 2000).

West End Bridge

Vehicles crossing the West End Bridge, from the North Side, will not be able to access West Carson Street to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline until "Light-Up Night" in the middle of November. All traffic crossing the West End Bridge will be diverted into the West End or onto the West End Bypass Expressway.

Motorists from the North Side should use the Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt Bridges to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline; take the West Carson Street exit, at the south end of the Fort Pitt Bridge, to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline.

ALL HIGHWAY DETOURS END OCTOBER 16, 2000


PAT Bus Service to West Carson Street Incline Station

Until September 10, bus service serving the Lower Station of The Duquesne Incline on West Carson Street will be limited. Only bus routes with the numerical prefix "21", and bus route 26D, will serve The Duquesne Incline. Hence, there will be a significant reduction in bus service between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Lower Station of The Duquesne Incline during the months of July and August.

Bus service to the Lower Station of The Duquesne Incline will significantly improve, beginning September 10, with the opening of the West Busway. New bus route 100 will run frequent service from the Carnegie Station of the West Busway, past The Duquesne Incline and through Downtown Pittsburgh, to Oakland. Additionally, several express bus routes, including the 28X Airport Express, will pass The Duquesne Incline. Although these bus routes cannot be used for transit between Downtown and The Duquesne Incline, they can be used between South Hills and West Hills points and The Duquesne Incline.

Pedestrian Access to West Carson Street Incline Station

Pedestrian access to The Duquesne Incline, using the sidewalk on the Fort Pitt Bridge between Point State Park(near the Fort Pitt Museum) and West Carson Street, remains unaffected.



From the The New York Times - March 23, 2000:
"Glory Days of the Incline, Before the Decline"

Article Includes Photograph of The Duquesne Incline !
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Special Notice Regarding Fort Pitt Bridge Detours: February 25, 2000

At this time, there are NO TRAFFIC DETOURS when travelling from Downtown Pittsburgh to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline. All regular Port Authority bus routes[bus routes with the numerical prefixes 21, 26, 31, 36(but NOT route 36A, Monday through Saturday), and route 28B] continue to serve The Duquesne Incline's Lower Station, both to Downtown Pittsburgh and from Downtown. Pedestrian access to The Duquesne Incline, from the Fort Pitt Bridge, also remains unaffected.

Beginning in March of 2000, the only detours will occur for vehicles entering Downtown Pittsburgh from the Fort Pitt Bridge[Interstate 276 north/U.S. 22 and U.S. 30 east(a.k.a. Penn-Lincoln Parkway-West)]. At that time, only the Liberty Avenue and Boulevard of the Allies inbound ramps, from the Fort Pitt Bridge into Downtown Pittsburgh, will be closed from March to late June of 2000. Vehicles will still be able to enter Downtown Pittsburgh, from the Fort Pitt Bridge, using Downtown exits from the Interstate 376/U.S. 22 and U.S. 30 east(a.k.a. Penn-Lincoln Parkway-East). Downtown Pittsburgh can also be reached from the Fort Pitt Bridge using the Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Tenth Street By-Pass exits; access from the Fort Pitt Bridge to the Fort Duquesne Bridge(and North Side points) will not be affected.

Access to the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline, from the West End Bridge, West End Circle, and West End By-Pass Expressway will continue, unaffected.


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - November 29, 1999:
"Duquesne Incline seeks to reverse declining ridership"


Special Notice: July, 28, 1999

The Interstate 279 "Portal Bridge" has reopened, as of Wednesday, July 28, 1999. Special "Portal Bridge" detour directions and instructions have now expired and are no longer in effect. At this time, except for the closing of the Liberty Avenue Ramp to the Fort Pitt Bridge, normal highway, PAT bus, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic patterns resume to The Duquesne Incline. During the closing of the Liberty Avenue Ramp to the Fort Pitt Bridge, the Fort Pitt Bridge can be accessed, to reach the Free Parking Lot of The Duquesne Incline, from Downtown Pittsburgh by the Stanwix Street ramp or ramps from Fort Duquesne Boulevard and the Fort Duquesne Bridge(which cross the reopened "Portal Bridge").


1999 February

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Through the Office of State Representative Thomas C. Petrone, Grants $56,000 to The Duquesne Incline for Rehabilitation of Incline Station Buildings and Erection of Platform for the Public to View the Incline Operating Equipment.

Photograph of Grant Presentation Ceremony
Pictured in photograph, from left to right: Ruth Miller, Duquesne Incline Treasurer; David H. Miller, Duquesne Incline President; Pennsylvania State Representative Thomas C. Petrone; David Vater, member of the Duquesne Incline Board of Directors; Glenn A. Walsh, Duquesne Incline Internet Web Site/E-Mail Administrator.

Photograph of Grant Check

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