The transit situation in Pittsburgh, as in most of the U.S., is dire. The oil, auto, and sprawl profiteers have the upper hand in control of politicians and media.
But the world is changing. Sprawl and autos are now a wasteful system that has become a burden. Many studies have been done that show that public transit investment gives immediate and substantial returns to the economy and quality-of-life.
Transit advocates, we are right. Do not be timid. We are building a mass campaign to remove fares entirely. Removing fares actually saves money. Watch this space.