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New Guidelines Have Positive Impact On Concert Cleanup

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It appears that new guidelines put into place ahead of Saturday’s country music concert on the North Shore had a mostly positive effect.

According to a statement from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, there was little trash left in the North Shore parking lots following the Jason Aldean show at PNC Park.

However, there were still 32 medical transports reported. Most of those were for intoxication.

By comparison, there were 34 transports during June’s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field.

“I want to thank the Pirates, private parking lot owners, Pittsburgh police, medics and refuse crews for executing the plans we made together,” Mayor Peduto said in a statement. “Most of all, I need to thank the concert-goers. All along we wanted to make an atmosphere for the fans that was enjoyable, but also safe and respectful. Working together we were able to make things better, though there is still work to do.”

One of the new changes was all vehicles in the designated parking lots being given both trash and recycling bags.

The parking lots also opened later and tailgating was only allowed until the first act took the stage.

Officials will further review how the event went in order to make necessary changes for future events.

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