PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Council will hold a special session Wednesday night to discuss the recent Port Authority service cuts.
On Sunday, a 15 percent reduction in service went into effect. A total of 29 routes were eliminated, service on another 37 routes was reduced and 180 workers were laid off.
The recent cuts are hurting everyone from riders to workers to county officials.
Tonight’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, union officials and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato said they are willing to restart talks.
The talks would be about contract givebacks that could possibly allow the Port Authority to restore service in the areas affected by the recent cuts.
Onorato said he is open-minded and is willing to listen to any real proposal from the union, as long as it has a positive impact on the Port Authority’s budget
Those meeting tonight said it is a restart of discussions, but they don’t want to give the public a false sense of hope.