PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania transit system says a half-fare rate for people with disabilities during nonpeak hours will be available all the time beginning this fall.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board of directors approved the change at a meeting Friday.READ MORE: Pa. State Senator Doug Mastriano Hopes To Issue Election Subpoenas Within 2 Weeks
Board member John Tague Jr., who uses a wheelchair, said the authority’s switch to a smart-card pay system will make it easier to process the half-fare riders when the change takes effect in September.READ MORE: 2 North Side Restaurants To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination
The authority previously restricted senior citizens from riding free during peak hours, but since 2007 has allowed them to ride free anytime.
Officials also Friday approved a new operating budget with no discussion of fare hikes or service cuts for the first time in many years.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues Eviction Ban On Areas With 'Substantial Or High' Transmission Of COVID-19