First Avenue Garage and Station
First Avenue Garage

The First Avenue Garage and Station has a lined space capacity of 1,243 vehicles with 21 handicap and van accessible spaces. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with round the clock security. It is situated between the City Courts Building and the PNC Firstside Complex. This state of the art facility is a short walk to businesses on Ross Street, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies, Fourth, Forbes and Fifth Avenues. For your paying convenience, there are three pay on foot machines-cashiers, payment by charge card are available.

Attached to the Facility is a transit stop which was developed by the Port Authority. The "T" station came on line "Light Up Night" November of 2001 (Pittsburgh's Annual Holiday Kick Off Event). You are now able to park at the garage and catch the "T" to downtown and North Shore (PNC Park - Heinz Field) destinations free. This is the fourth free transit stop in the City. Linking the garage with a high speed transit stop is a first for Pittsburgh.

The garage with the "T" connection serves those individuals who frequent the cultural district and sports events on the North Shore, home of the Pirates - PNC Park and the Steelers and the Pittsburgh Panthers - Heinz Field.

The Eliza Furnace Trail has been extended as it meanders along the south end of the facility adjacent to the Parkway East. To enhance the trail a bike, inline skating rental and refreshment station has been developed and is operational. A plaza with drinking water and a small courtyard runs parallel to and between the garage and the Port Authority Transit Bridge as well.

We would also like to welcome our new neighbors, the students from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh who occupy the dorms directly across the street from the garage.

Eaton Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers

The Authority is happy to report that two (2) Eaton Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers have been installed and activated in the First Avenue Garage.  The Level II Chargers are a 4 hour charge for vehicles.

They are now live.

The two parking spaces dedicated to the (2) EV charging stations are highly visible and clearly marked.  They are located on the 3rd Floor of the First Avenue Garage adjacent to the T-Station and Elevator lobby.



Garage Phone - Day Manager – 412-560-7290
Night Manager - 412-560-7291
Cashier - 412-560-7292
Lease Information – 412-560-2504
FAX - 412-560-7299


The First Avenue Garage and Station is located at 600 First Avenue between the PNC Firstside Center and the Municipal Courts Building.  It is easily accessible from Grant Street, Ross Street, First Avenue and Second Avenue, the Boulevard of the Allies and the Parkway East (take the Grant Street Exit). The First Avenue Garage has 1,243 spaces. Listed below are the lease charges, daily parking rates and the hours of operation effective August 1, 2015:



Effective Hours

Monthly Day $230 per month 24 hours
Monthly Night $100 per month 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Monthly Shift

$125 per month

2:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.


Day Rate - Monday thru Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.

Hours Parked Rate
1 Hour or Less $5.00
2 Hours or Less $ 6.00
4 Hours or Less $8.00
4 to 24 Hours $12.00


Night Rate Monday thru Firday, in after 4:00 pm, out by 5:59 am (Day rates start at 6 am)

Weekend and Holiday Rates: all day Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Flat Rate