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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 […]

Next Pittsburghers for Public Transit Meeting: How should we move forward?

RSVP on Facebook…or just come! Time                                  4 December ยท 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 […]

Port Authority board approves fare hike, big service cut

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 […]


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Riders who use Hamnett, Roslyn, and Swissvale stations on the East Busway are not happy about changes being proposed to the P3. Learn more about these changes (AND MORE) and give your feedback before the Feb 1 deadline: Pittsburgh Regional Transit is continuing its plans for a bus rapid transit project. ... See MoreSee Less
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That's right. The new BRT service proposal cuts P3 service for any rider who uses Hamnet, Roslyn, or Swissvale stations - which eliminates their fastest connection to Oakland.Speak up before the public comment period closes on February 1st! Details here: www.pittsburghforpublictransit.org/new-changes-proposed-for-downtown-oakland-routes-give-feedback... ... See MoreSee Less
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