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Pennsylvania Transit Still In Jeopardy
11/02/2004
The future of public transit across Pennsylvania rests in the hands of lawmakers in Harrisburg. If the two transit bills currently up for debate, Senate Bill 1162 and House Bill 2697, are not passed by November 30th, massive cuts will occur in Pittsburgh and across the state. For the Port Authority System in Allegheny county, the failure of the bills would mean:
  • No weekend or holiday service
  • No nighttime service
  • The cutting of 70 routes
  • The laying-off of 500 Port Authority workers
In response, the advocacy group Save Our Transit is holding a rally Thursday at 10 AM at the State Office Building at 300 Liberty Avenue downtown. The rally will end in a march to a public comment hearing on the cuts at the Sheraton Station Square. Hearings begin at 11:00 AM.

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