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The Myth of the $100,000 Bus Driver

There have been rumors and misinformation heard from time to time that Port Authority drivers are paid huge salaries of up to $100,000 a year. These attempts to blame the hard-working drivers for the cuts in bus service don’t stand up to the facts.The starting hourly wage for a PAT driver is $16.05. The top […]

Keep the ‘Public’ in Public Transit: Privatization is a Bad Deal

by Andrew Wagner photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery With the Port Authority of Allegheny County in financial trouble, we’re hearing the call for “privatization” from some powerful political and business interests. These privatizers include some of the same politicians whose failure to adequately fund transit helped create the crisis, and they include business people who see […]

Transportation is Our Need – and Our Right

photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery by Mel Packer Imagine, Dear Rider, that you go to your usual bus or trolley stop and find that it is strangely silent, that others have been standing for quite a while and no bus has been seen. You ask another rider who tells you that the news says that the […]

Stop the Cuts! 24 Hours of Action!

Stop the Cuts! Sign-up for 24 Hours of Action to Save Public Transit in Allegheny County! Beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 24 through 11:00 AM Friday, March 25 Culminating in a rally on Friday at 8:30 AM before the Port Authority Board Meeting At Port Authority Head Quarters, 6th St. and Smithfield Ave. […]

3/19/11 MARCH TO STOP THE CUTS!

VIDEO:WPXI – http://www.wpxi.com/news/27250940/detail.htmlWTAE – http://www.wtae.com/news/27251486/detail.html Photos by Dawn Jackman-Biery From the Post-Gazette: Nancy Downie of Delmont had never participated in a protest in all of her 58 years but Saturday she joined a Squirrel Hill march and rally by an estimated 500 like-minded opponents of impending Port Authority service cuts. Simply put, she came “to […]

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