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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A trolley derailment near the South Hills Junction station caused some major delays for T riders Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
They’re selling naming rights to just about everything these days – from stadiums to bowl games. But how about T stops and subway stations? KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan reports that managers of the Port Authority are willing to play the naming game if it brings in new revenue.