Hill District Seniors Rally Over Port Authority Cuts
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With word of more Port Authority cuts possibly coming in March, local senior citizens gathered in the Hill District today for a rally.
The nearly 100 seniors came by van and by car from their Hill District homes and just about every high rise in the neighborhood.
They gathered at the Christopher Smith High Rise to send a message to the Port Authority: “You have crippled our community.”
Sponsored by The Hill District Consensus Group, they are trying to regain service that was cut by the Port Authority last September.
Now, with another round of cuts recommended next March, they say residents in the Hill are being crippled.
One by one, senior citizens spoke out at the meeting, telling horror stories about getting to the doctor, to the grocery store or just getting around to visit family.
They signed petitions that will be taken to the Port Authority and representatives from city, county and state offices were also at the meeting.