Public Safety Blotter Articles

Rescue Crews Respond for Disabled Cars on the Mon Incline 

Date: August 14, 2023
Incident Type: Rescue
Location: Mount Washington

At 5:15 p.m. on August 11, Pittsburgh EMS, Fire, PRT Police, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) Maintenance were called to the Monongahela Incline for an unknown number of passengers trapped inside two disabled cars.

It was determined that one of the motors and the back-up system were not functioning.

EMS Rescue crews, along with a member from the PRT maintenance team, were able to reach the trapped cars to determine that the 9 people inside the lower car and 3 in the upper car were unhurt.

A short time later, the computer system programmer for the incline was able to get the cars running and return the passengers to their respective stations.
Medics transported one passenger to the hospital for heavy intoxication. 

All rescue crew members and PRT personnel were accounted for and uninjured. 



Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz