When you think of Pittsburgh, you may think of diehard Steelers fans, massive cheesesteaks and a declining manufacturing economy. Only two of those things would be accurate. Ranked as the nation’s most livable city by the Economist for 2005, 2009 and 2011, Pittsburg is on the up, and the city is booming with life again. With a thriving economy, cheap housing options, and plenty of art, culture, and entertainment to keep you occupied on the weekends, Pittsburgh has made a name for itself.
It’s a great place to get around, because there are so many options at your disposal. The Port Authority, or PAT, is the city’s mass transit system, consisting of numerous bus routes, and is the 11th largest agency in the nation. There’s also a number of major highways that crisscross through the heart of downtown and connect via 446 bridges, a world record for a city, so driving is also an easy option.