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SPC Approves $45 Million for Transit ’til June, 15% Cut Possible in March

Port Authority gets $45 million bailoutFunds will allow authority to avoid massive service cutsMonday, December 13, 2010By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Members of a 10-county regional planning agency tonight approved Gov. Ed Rendell’s plan to provide $45 million in emergency funding to postpone record-breaking Port Authority service cuts. Members of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission voted […]

Rendell says he has found money to avert transit cuts!

Rendell says he has found money to avert transit cuts Thursday, December 02, 2010   By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Ed Rendell today announced a $45 million allocation that would allow the Port Authority to avert record-breaking service cuts planned for March. After meeting privately with members of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, a 10-county […]

Next Pittsburghers for Public Transit Meeting: How should we move forward?

RSVP on Facebook…or just come! Time                                  4 December ยท 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location 5200 Posvar Hall on Pitt’s Campus Created by: Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Andrew C Wagner More info In the wake of our two successful demonstrations (one of which made the front page of the Post-Gazette!), we need to continue to build PPT […]

Port Authority board approves fare hike, big service cut

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette People protesting public transit cuts gather outside the Port Authority headquarters on Sixth Avenue, Downtown, The Port Authority board of directors today approved a Jan. 1 fare increase and the biggest service reduction in the transit agency’s history — 35 percent — scheduled for […]

Rally to Save Transit Service!

NEXT RALLY, Outside the Port Authority Vote on the Transit Cuts!!: Wednesday, 9AM, Smithfield & 6th Ave From Saturday:Photo Credit: Ashtyn Marino and Brittany McBryde Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.