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Port Authority Rolling Out Real-Time Bus Tracking

Taking the bus is getting more convenient for people in Allegheny County as the Port Authority continues to roll out its real-time bus tracker.

06/04/2014

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Decision Over Port Authority CEO’s Job Delayed

The fate of Port Authority CEO Steve Bland remains in limbo. On Friday morning, the Port Authority Board was expected to fire Bland or accept his forced resignation. It was expected to be a heated meeting, but instead, it never happened.

01/25/2013

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New Details Emerging In Cause Of T Derailment

The Port Authority’s light rail service resumed running early Monday before the morning rush hour. It was the first time trains had run past Wood Street since a derailment Friday night injured three people, sending one to the hospital.

11/12/2012

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North Shore Connector Trolley Gets Stuck In Tunnel

Some riders on the North Shore Connector wound up making an unplanned walk through the tunnel Thursday morning. And while they were walking, other riders were waiting on T platforms wondering what was going on.

11/01/2012

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Escalators, Other Malfunctions Causing Problems With North Shore Connector

Whether it’s two stories up at the Allegheny Station or from two stories down at North Side or Gateway, a disabled escalator can be disheartening.

10/17/2012

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‘No Major Issues’ For North Shore ‘T’ Service

The Steeler first preseason game is now in the books and the learning curve rolls on. Not the learning curve for the guys in black and gold, this is the learning curve for fans trying to get to the game.

08/20/2012

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T Back Up & Running After Ventilation Problem Halts Service

It was a frustrating commute this morning for people who use the Port Authority’s trolley service. Officials with the Port Authority say a ventilation system problem brought light rail service to a grinding halt. It stranded many people on their way to work.

07/13/2012

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Heinz Field Concert Tests North Shore Connector

The Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw concert at Heinz Field on Saturday proved to be a test for the Port Authority’s North Shore Connector. “It was larger than a sellout Pirates game type of event, so we were a little bit cautious going in,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

07/02/2012

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Port Authority Considering ‘Honor System’ For Trolley Riders

With all the new riders the Port Authority is taking a look at different fare systems. One option being considered is the so-called “proof of pay” system, also known as the honor system.

06/12/2012

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Human Error To Blame For Weekend Trolley Derailment

A trolley derailment, which caused significant delays over the weekend appears to have been caused by human error. Sources told KDKA-TV Investigator Marty Griffin that there is no concern of it being sabotage and was simply operator and supervisor error.

05/16/2012

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Port Authority Probes ‘T’ Derailment At South Hills Junction

What kept Pirates fans waiting at the Gateway T station on Mother’s Day wasn’t a lack of manpower or car shortages. It turned out to be a derailed car at South Hills Junction heading towards downtown Pittsburgh at about 1 p.m. – a peak time for going to the Pirate game.

05/14/2012

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Trolley Partially Derails, Causes Major Delays

A trolley derailment near the South Hills Junction station caused some major delays for T riders Sunday afternoon.

05/13/2012

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Port Authority Talks Funding

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with Jim Ritchie of the Port Authority about transportation funding from Harrisburg and what it will take to save Pittsburgh bus routes.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/29/2012

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18 Park-N-Ride Lots To Close Under Port Authority Budget

If the Port Authority’s proposed cutbacks go through, 18 Park-N-Rides will close. That means almost 3,000 spaces – more than a fifth of the system’s 13,000 spaces – will be gone.

01/30/2012

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Contract For Port Authority Drivers Calls For Cuts

The KDKA Investigators have learned a new contract offer to Port Authority drivers calls for major changes. Under the new contract wages, benefits and health care will change dramatically.

07/29/2011

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