"We just need the same level of maintenance, care and public transit afforded to a Shadyside, a Squirrel Hill, Highland Park, or even soon, Hazelwood Green," Hazelwood resident Connor Sites-Bowen said at today's event, held at the City-County Building."Public transportation advocates and residents living near the proposed Mon-Oakland Connector tried to rekindle public pressure against the transit project at a Monday press conference organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit.

Last year, the City of Pittsburgh unveiled plans for the transit corridor, which would usher residents on autonomous shuttles between Oakland and Hazelwood. City officials have said the connector will increase development and transportation options for residents. Opponents believe the project will benefit university students and tech businesses to the detriment of neighborhoods they feel could benefit from increased bus traffic and improvements to sidewalks and bus shelters.

"We just need the same level of maintenance, care and public transit afforded to a Shadyside, a Squirrel Hill, Highland Park, or even soon, Hazelwood Green," Hazelwood resident Connor Sites-Bowen said at today's event, held at the City-County Building.

From our archives, read a March 2018 story on resident concerns about the Mon-Oakland Connector: bit.ly/2vdVfsO
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After the 4:30 pm press conference at the City -County Building rotunda telling our city to #cancelrobotbuses, come to McKees Rocks to support PPT leader Ms. Debra Green, West End P.O.W.E.R and community members kick off the fight to restore weekend bus service on the 22 McCoy! We're hitting the ground running this week. Join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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