Pittsburgh’s Port Authority Transit Facing 35 Percent Cuts In Service And Major Layoffs

The Port Authority has begun preparing for service cuts that are more than twice the size of the reductions that took effect in March, when thousands of riders were stranded and others jammed into overcrowded buses.

CEO Steve Bland told the authority board last week that planning has begun for a 35 percent reduction in service hours that will come next fall if Gov. Tom Corbett and the Legislature fail to act on a statewide transportation funding shortfall.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11333/1193283-53.stm#ixzz1f949DohH

One comment on “Pittsburgh’s Port Authority Transit Facing 35 Percent Cuts In Service And Major Layoffs

  1. This has been an ongoing problem for years.There are many people who rely on public transportation to get to work in downtown Pittsburgh.Parking there is OUTRAGEOUS!What I believe needs to happen is turn over that
    operation to a private company.When Allengheny county took over the bus service several years ago,that’s when everything went to hell.Anytime government gets involved in something,it goes to s@$t.Have a private company take it over and you will see a huge difference in service.I put my trust in a private business any day over suck @$$ government!

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