March 1, 2012

Riders oppose Allegheny Port Authority cuts

PITTSBURGH — In response to the Port Authority of Allegheny’s plan to raise fares on July 1 and cut service by 35% on Sept. 2 to erase a $64 million budget deficit, more than 300 riders and transit advocates registered to speak at a legally mandated hearing on the agency’s proposal, post-gazette.com reported.

Advocates focused on the impact of service cuts at the hearing, saying the cuts would hurt 55% of one area company's 500 employees use transit to get to work downtown. For the full story, click here.

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