Video by Marvin Bing from today’s union rally downtown in solidarity with Wisconsin workers.
|Pittsburgh Rally and Press Conference for Public Transportation
25 February · 08:30 – 10:00
Mellon Square Park
Mellon Square Park. 6th & Smithfield, Pittsburgh (Downtown), PA 15219
Enjoy your bus ride while it lasts because on March 27, County Executive Dan Onorato, Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority, Chief Financial Officer Steve Bland and members of the Port Authority are slashing bus routes all over the county.
This is what the Port Authority audit said in June, 2010:
“At a time when the economic downturn is hurting metropolitan areas and residents across the country, these service reduction …are occurring at the worst possible time. Service cuts, layoffs, and fare increases will result inn significant traffic congestion, adverse economic impacts on businesses across the region and the loss of an essential lifeline to many seniors, youth and the disabled.”
SO HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAN ONORATO, STEVE BLAND, Chief Financial officer of the Port Authority and the board members: CALL OR E-MAIL THE OFFICIALS TODAY
1-Why kill jobs? Why Kill jobs with record high unemployment?
2-Why are you hurting the disabled and students, the middle class, seniors, and workers who depend on transit?
3-Cutting Bus service puts more cars on the street and increases air pollution. Why do that?
4-don’t we have enough traffic congestion already?
There is $21 million available to run the system. There is no need to cut services.
STOP THESE CUTS.
SAVE OUR JOBS.
SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, SAVE ALLEGENHY COUNTY TRANSIT.
CATCH AN EARLIER BUS ON FRIDAY FEB 25TH AND ATTEND OUR RALLY OUTSIDE THE PORT AUTHORITY BUILDING ON 345 6TH AVENUE AT 8:30 am. FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS to all to sign a petition to stop the cuts. WE WILL BE JOINED BY A SPECIAL GUEST!