mass-transit

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan

BY: - July 25, 2021

Officials are seeking public comment on their NEXTransit draft plan

Buses may stop at 5 p.m., but her Mom’s care is 7 days a week, Pgh. woman tells USDot Secretary Buttigieg

BY: - June 10, 2021

Lisa Gonzalez is a Pittsburgh community organizer veteran, family caretaker, and Community Worker at Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 public school. She relies on public transportation for her many responsibilities.

COMMENTARY

Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85B in Biden stimulus plan. That’s a down payment on reviving American cities | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2021

Even before COVID-19, transit agencies lacked the money to maintain their systems.

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better

BY: - May 20, 2021

Let’s hope this is just the start of efforts to loosen the grip that cars have had on Pittsburgh’s transportation system.

COMMENTARY

Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

COMMENTARY

Pa. transit riders need a commitment to fare relief and full service with their funding | Opinion

BY: - March 10, 2021

Transit funding is in crisis. But the remedy cannot be to cut service for those who need it most, nor to extract fare revenue off the backs of those who can least afford to pay.  

Advocates call for emergency, low-income fare program for Allegheny Co.’s public transit riders

BY: - September 22, 2020

Advocates say that such a a break in fares would boost bus ridership by 9 percent, or 1.2 million more trips a year.

COMMENTARY

The road to a COVID-19 recovery has to include transit funding | Opinion

BY: - August 19, 2020

Pennsylvania’s working families deserve a stimulus that promotes good jobs and a healthy environment.

Congress members from Philly, Pittsburgh want $150M bailout for SEPTA

BY: - March 21, 2020

In a letter to Congressional leaders, the lawmakers said Pa.'s mass transit agencies are a vital link during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pittsburgh’s Port Authority to disinfect its vehicles every 24 hours

BY: - March 15, 2020

By Charlie Deitch In light of the first two cases of Covid-19 in Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Port Authority announced it will increase the frequency in which it disinfects its vehicles.  The Authority also announced that while there are no plans for operational changes now, “Port Authority service is highly dependent upon its workforce. […]