About the Project

The Wilkinsburg and Brushton Station Areas Plan is part of a larger planning effort to evaluate, conceptually design additional stations, and redesign existing stations along the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway. The project will create a new Wilkinsburg Station that is closer to businesses and the heart of the community, easier to use and navigate, and provide an open space that can be filled with art and programming by the community. The proposed new station in Homewood between North Braddock and Brushton Avenues will allow most of the Homewood community to be within walking distance of a busway station. Transit-oriented development will be pursued on portions of PRT's park and ride to provide affordable housing, services, and retail requested by the communities. Chargers and electric buses will help PRT to improve the rider experience and reduce noise and air pollution.


November 2023: After 18 months and three rounds of collaborative community conversations, the Wilkinsburg and Brushton Station Area Plan is complete. PRT will be moving forward with the next phase of design in 2024. You can review the plan below and come back to this page to stay up-to-date as the project moves forward. A special thanks to the communities of Wilkinsburg and Homewood for all your time, input, and hospitality during the planning process!

Project Goals

  • Make it easy for people to get there

    Getting to and from the station should be an enjoyable experience for all transit users. Wilkinsburg Station is the highest ridership station on the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway. Today’s Wilkinsburg Station is disconnected from the surrounding neighborhoods and there are barriers to accessibility that make getting to the station challenging for people with disabilities.

  • Create safe, welcoming stations

    The design of stations influences their ease of use, operational efficiency, and how users perceive their quality. This plan proposes building a completely new Wilkinsburg Station as a major transit hub closer to the commercial core of the community and creating a new station at Brushton Avenue between Homewood Station and Wilkinsburg Station.

  • Integrate transit-oriented development (TOD)

    TOD allows people to integrate transit use into their lives by creating dense, mixed-use places where they can live, work, shop, and play. The Wilkinsburg and Brushton Station Area is made up of over seven acres of PRT—owned land currently occupied by the Wilkinsburg Park and Ride, Wilkinsburg Station, Brushton Layover, and Wallace Layover.

This project addresses the following values from PRT’s long-range transportation plan, NEXTransit, adopted in 2021.

  • Accessible: infrastructure is fully available in every way to those with specific needs, such as physical or mental disabilities, those traveling with infants or small children, and those traveling with groceries or other goods.
  • Affordable: this project makes it easier for those of all means, including the underemployed and unemployed populations, to utilize transit without needing to sacrifice other life sustaining activity, such as buying food, medicine or heating, to do so.
  • Equitable: the project not only ensures the fair provision of services to those with limited means or higher risk, but affirmatively acts to better the services offered to these groups in an effort to combat historical and environmental imbalances in the community.
  • Sustainable: the project enhances the health of communities and the natural environment through its design and operations with regard to energy use, water use, raw material use, land use, and waste production.

The planning phase of this project was funded by FTA TOD Pilot Program funding. PRT has CMAQ funding that will be used in combination with PRT's Capital Budget and potentially other sources to complete design and construction.

City of Pittsburgh, Borough of Wilkinsburg.


Explore the Redesigned Wilkinsburg Station

Site plan for redesigned Wilkinsburg Station.

Additional Images of the Redesigned Wilkinsburg Station


Explore the New Brushton Station

Site plan for the new Brushton Station between North Braddock Ave and Brushton Ave in Homewood.

Additional Images of the New Brushton Station

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