Port Authority, the county and the Amalgamated Transit Union were mum on the details, issuing a joint statement saying only that they will put the tentative pact in front of the union membership a week from Sunday.
Port Authority board members approved, with much regret, their 2013 budget Friday morning. The budget includes the deepest transit service cuts in its 48-year history.
The Port Authority Board of Directors today voted to cut routes and raise fares once again.
Hundreds of people are voicing their concerns today about proposed fare hikes and service cuts by the Port Authority.
Protestors took to the streets of Pittsburgh today to speak out against the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s proposed service cuts and layoffs.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA today by Jake Haulk, Ph.D, President of Allegheny Institute.
The last round of Port Authority cuts were called draconian. The next round, which is currently being explored, would cut even deeper. It would be the largest in the Port Authority’s 48-year history.
The Port Authority proposed more fare hikes and service cuts to deal with a budget deficit at a meeting Wednesday morning.
Dozens of union members gathered at Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato’s office in downtown Pittsburgh today to voice their opinions on the latest round of Port Authority cuts.
The Allegheny County Council will hold a special session Wednesday night to discuss the recent Port Authority service cuts.
The latest round of Port Authority cuts has reduced the number of routes and bus stops. They have left some people are angry that their bus is too crowded, while others are angry that they have no service at all.
The latest round of Port Authority service cuts went into effect on Sunday. On Monday, commuters got their first dose of the new changes to the system.
The Port Authority’s 15 percent reduction in service went into effect Sunday, but the real impact will likely be felt in the days ahead. In all, 29 bus routes in Allegheny County were eliminated.
Allegheny County Council President Jim Burn will call a special council session as early as Tuesday about the Port Authority Service cuts.
Despite last-minute pleas for more negotiation time, the Port Authority is now set to put in place drastic cuts to bus service beginning on Sunday.