Port Authority's Smart Card Fare System

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.  Once you have a ConnectCard, you may also reload it at dozens of ConnectCard machines throughout our service area and even online by setting up an account and using our new Online ConnectCard Management system.

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

Proposed ConnectCard Charge Update: Port Authority’s Planning and Stakeholder Relations Committee postponed consideration of a proposal to implement a charge for the ConnectCard. The Authority will continue to discuss this in the coming months and especially as the agency considers other improvements to its fare system. The proposed one-time charge is intended to help cover production and processing expenses.

Monthly Pass Autoload Customers: Monthly passes will now be on sale from the 18th of each month through the 9th of the month.

***Weekly Pass Customers: At this time, weekly passes cannot be loaded using this website until the previous weekly pass has expired. Port Authority is working on a software update that will make it possible to load a weekly pass for the following week. Riders can make purchases at TVMs or at the Downtown Service Center and select retailers throughout the county.




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.