A smarter way to pay your fares

ConnectCard is a reusable plastic smart card that makes paying your fares faster, easier and more secure than paying with cash.

Get a ConnectCard and load it with a variety of passes or stored cash value at Port Authority's Downtown Service Center, most area Giant Eagle locations and other select retailers.  You may also reload your ConnectCard at dozens of ConnectCard machines throughout our service area.  Once you have a ConnectCard, you can even manage your account online if you'd like.

Using your ConnectCard is easy too.  Simply tap your ConnectCard on the orange target of the farebox or validator when you ride.


Connect Rewards

Use your Port Authority ConnectCard to receive special discounts and exclusive offers at hundreds of participating retailers throughout Allegheny County.

Get Started

Riders will be introduced to even more functions of the ConnectCard in the near future. Learn more about what's next.


Frequently Asked Questions

Need more information about ConnectCard, its benefits, the new equipment or adding value to your card? We have all the answers.

Protect Your Balance

Don't lose the value on your ConnectCard if it's lost or stolen. Sign up for our free Balance Protection program.

Find a ConnectCard Location

There are many locations to add value to your ConnectCard and we're adding more all the time! View our locations page for more details.