This morning's ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of the new Greyhound station, and also opened almost 1000 new parking spaces. The Grant Street Transportation center will not only house the Greyhound bus station, but will also have two parking garages to accommodate business relocations to downtown and relieve parking pressure from the Strip District surface lots. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says it will be a gateway from the Strip District to downtown, and the project will key into the revitalization to Downtown Pittsburgh. Ravenstahl says weekday parking rates are 20 percent cheaper than the average price charged by prvate vendors, and 37 percent cheaper for event parking rates.
The center is located between the Convention Center and the Strip District.