January 22, 2013

Pa. advocates call for transit funding

PITTSBURGH — At a Tuesday news conference, public transportation advocates urged Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania Legislature to provide funds to expand transit service while reducing fares, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

On Jan. 24, the governor is expected to unveil a plan for dealing with an estimated $3.5 billion annual shortfall in state spending to maintain highways, bridges, transit systems and more. Since 2000, the Port Authority has increased fares five times and cut service three times due to budget shortfalls. To read the full story, click here.

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