Steelers to continue funding free LRT service

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to continue their financial commitment to provide free ride LRT service to the North Shore, it was announced today.

Originally a three-year agreement when it began in 2012, the Steelers will continue to subsidize the free ride service for the next two years.

"The North Shore Connector has provided convenient access for fans and patrons not only on game days, but throughout the year as well," Steelers President Art Rooney II said. "The North Shore area has continued to grow and expand with the addition of Stage AE, restaurants and office space over the past few years. We look forward to continuing to assist in providing free ride access to Heinz Field and the rest of the North Shore destinations, including the Community College of Allegheny County."

The North Shore Connector was built to allow riders to depart from Downtown Pittsburgh stations to the North Shore and back to Downtown. The free service from downtown locations has been subsidized by the Steelers and Rivers Casino since the LRT opened in 2012.

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