The station is located near a historic site within downtown Pittsburgh’s financial and government district. The First Avenue Light Rail Station is located south of the Steel Plaza station and it is bordered by the Monogahela River and Second Avenue. The new above grade light rail transit stop is located on the north end of the existing LRT Bridge (formerly the Panhandle Bridge) with access where the bridge crosses First Avenue.
Signage systems were implemented to direct patrons, be accessible and enhance the architectural design.
The signage had to identify and direct passengers from street access and within the adjacent city parking garage to the appropriate rail platforms. The sign program was based on the existing signage standards for light rail facilities for the Port Authority, which were enhanced with updated colors, materials, and typestyles to be compatible with the station’s architecture. Signage was strategically placed to welcome patrons into a safe, comfortable facility, which is user-friendly and accessible.