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PLEASE JOIN US AS WE FIGHT THE UNNECESSARY 15% SERVICE REDUCTION APPROVED BY THE PORT AUTHORITY. THESE CUTS WILL SHED 140 GOOD UNION JOBS, LEAVE 13,000 ALLEGHENY COUNTY CITIZENS WITHOUT SERVICE, AND PUT MORE STRAIN ON AN ALREADY STRUGGLING ECONOMY. WHERE 345 6TH. AVE ACROSS FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OFFICE WHEN FRIDAY JANUARY 28TH 2011 […]
Posted on January 12, 2011 on publictransit4pittsburgh A cut is still a cut. No matter how big or small it is, a cut still bleeds. Right now, the public transit system in Pittsburgh is a bleeding wound. Despite the efforts by outgoing Governor Rendell to supply a band-aid to the Port Authority for this fiscal […]
From the Post Gazette today:Port Authority approves 15% transit cutBy Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-GazettePDFSee the Port Authority’s service changes that take effect March 27.The Port Authority board of directors today approved a 15 percent transit service reduction effective March 27. Board member Jeffrey Letwin said the decision caused him “intense anguish” but said the board’s […]
Thursday, December 23, 2010By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The union representing Port Authority drivers and mechanics is opposed to a plan to make smaller transit service cuts and spread $45 million in emergency state funding over 18 months instead of six. Patrick McMahon, president of Local 85, Amalgamated Transit Union, said in a letter this […]
DECEMBER 23, 2010The Flat Line BY LAUREN DALEY The Port Authority of Allegheny County may have received a bailout to stave off huge service reductions, but the transit agency still faces a bumpy road ahead. Faced with a $47.1 million budget shortfall, the Port Authority was bracing for a fare increase in January, followed by […]
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 […]
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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 […]
RSVP on Facebook…or just come! Time 4 December · 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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