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BREAKING: Port Authority approves 15% transit cut, routes and jobs to be eliminated

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 […]

PGH Post-Gazette – Transit union opposes stretching of funds

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 […]

PGH City Paper – “The Flat Line”

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 […]

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 […]

Hop on our monthly meeting! Meet some PPT Members during our social hour thats going on now. Then our meeting starts at 7!We're talking about the Port Authority's new Fare Proposal and our statewide organizing campaign for expanded transit funding: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8?fbclid=IwAR0DwinK4_BmPh_d2O... ... See MoreSee Less
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Port Authority has another survey out - this time they want to hear about your experience riding their buses or rails. Take 5 mins to give you input now and get entered to win a free monthly bus pass: portauthority.org/BusRailSurvey2021?fbclid=IwAR0i6MQPRX--r-bb9YSAtZOeC93xZg_wzJPTHSC7i7c-70dZAr1-... ... See MoreSee Less
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Organize for a better world. Join us at our Monthly Meeting tomorrow, 7pm via zoom or phone. Help strategize on how to win a more equitable fare proposal that benefits all riders. RSVP here: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8 ... See MoreSee Less
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