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Bad deal on bonds costs Port Authority $39.2M

Thursday, February 17, 2011 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Port Authority this week paid a bank $39.2 million to escape from a bond deal it entered seven years ago that turned out sour. The payment to Bank of America Merrill Lynch canceled a complicated and risky transaction called an interest-rate “swaption” that the authority […]

RALLY TOMORROW FOR TRANSIT WORKERS

Our bus drivers, technicians, and other Amalgamated Transit Union workers will be having a rally tomorrow (2/15) at 4pm downtown at the County Courthouse in support of PresidentMcMahon’s address to County Council.  As many PPTers as possibleshould be there!Andrew

Next Meeting

 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130184457049849   Time 19 February ยท 12:00 – 15:00 Location University of Pittsburgh – Posvar Hall room 5203 Pittsburgh, PA Created by: Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Andrew C Wagner More info Really important meeting, we’ll be discussing the upcoming march in Squirrel Hill on 3/19, the upcoming publication of our newsletter, and promotion for both […]

Proposed March transit cuts to affect Oakland routes

Re-posted from Pitt’s University Times: The Port Authority of Allegheny County will cut its service by 15 percent, including some service to Oakland, beginning March 27. The plan, approved last week by the Port Authority board, will eliminate 29 routes and cause 180 employee layoffs. The plan amends a scheduled 35 percent service cut that […]

TRANSIT RALLY 1/28!

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 […]

Bleeding Wound (re-posted)

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 […]

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

OMG! Have you seen Summer '19's hottest transit fashion item!? ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš

Pick yours up at the Smithfield St Customer Service Center starting June 20th, 7:30am. Quantity is limited, so expect this hot item to move fast!๐Ÿ˜Mark your calendars! Starting Thursday, June 20th we will be piloting ConnectBands โ€“ a thin, sleek bracelet that works just like your ConnectCard. The technology embedded in the bracelet allows you to easily tap it on a farebox โ€“ paying your fare without having to search through your bag or wallet for your ConnectCard or cash.

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, stop by the Downtown Service Center at 623 Smithfield St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 20th.

Only a limited number are available, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Come early if you can!
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