Jim Ritchie

Rally Calls For Increased Port Authority Bus ServiceA group of people who ride city buses held a rally in downtown Pittsburgh Friday morning. They want the Port Authority to increase the bus service in their neighborhoods. They took their concerns to the Port Authority board Friday morning.
Bus Messages Called Offensive When Read BackwardsThe Port Authority is looking into bus slogans that some are calling offensive.
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.
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.
New Details Emerging In Cause Of T DerailmentThe 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.
North Shore Connector Trolley Gets Stuck In TunnelSome 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.
Escalators, Other Malfunctions Causing Problems With North Shore ConnectorWhether 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.
'No Major Issues' For North Shore 'T' ServiceThe 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.
T Back Up & Running After Ventilation Problem Halts ServiceIt 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.
Heinz Field Concert Tests North Shore ConnectorThe 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.
Port Authority Considering 'Honor System' For Trolley RidersWith 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.
Human Error To Blame For Weekend Trolley DerailmentA 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.
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