We are pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh campus has upgraded to SMART Cards. These cards have replaced the current CMU ID Card. SMART Cards offer advanced technology that will provide Pittsburgh-campus students, and benefits-eligible staff and faculty with more efficient access to Port Authority Transit (PAT) within Allegheny County.
- Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, Port Authority Transit (PAT) will switch to a live ID Card system. If an individual's ID Card is not current and/or is not eligible for the PAT benefit, it will no longer be accepted when tapped on the farebox or shown to the operator. Those presenting outdated or non-PAT benefit eligible ID Cards will need to pay a fare or be asked to exit the PAT bus, incline or T. If you believe you have a current ID Card that also includes the PAT benefit, and your card is not accepted when tapped on the farebox, please contact ID Card Services in The HUB as soon as possible.