Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More than 300 sign up for #transit hearing

Transit hearing scheduled Wednesday - Pittsburgh Business Times: "More than 300 people have signed up to voice their opinions about the massive transit cuts and fare increases due to take effect later this year in Pittsburgh."

Monday, February 20, 2012

Want talent? Get #transit

'Pittsburgh Today' study: Region rates well in job creation, economy: "Of all these daunting problems, however, a lack of funding for public transit is the region's most immediate and pressing weakness, Mr. Heuck said.

"In any regional economy, the most important factor is the human labor and people have to get to work. Talented people expect a city to have a functioning public transit system.""

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mass transit is not a luxury

Mass transit is not a luxury: "The irony is that mass transit is better for urbanites in almost every possible way than driving a private automobile. Parking is expensive and consumes huge amounts of space. Auto insurance can be a financial nightmare. Driving is inherently dangerous, especially on the tangled streets of Pittsburgh. Our famously polluted air is now mostly due to car exhaust. Meanwhile, our fanatical need for oil has led to global warfare -- economically and literally.

Mass transit doesn't solve these problems, but it dramatically reduces their impact."

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rally to Save Public Transit in Pittsburgh

Rally to Save Public Transit in Pittsburgh: "Take action to fight for public investment in transportation and demand that corporations pay there "fare" share. Pittsburghers for Public Transit, ATU Local 85, and Occupy Pittsburgh will be rallying outside of the public comment hearings on Wednesday February 29th at Noon to demand that the proposed cuts be rejected and that a permanent solution to the funding crisis facing public transit be found!"

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pittsburghers for Public Transit: Leafletting Events- Feb. 14, 24, 28

Pittsburghers for Public Transit: Leafletting Events- Feb. 14, 24, 28: "Join Occupy Pittsburgh, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, our union member sisters and brothers, and other residents to distribute post cards on buses, at bus stops, and at congested intersections to mobilize the public in support of public transit.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Pittsburgh Transportation Wiki | CitiWiki

The Pittsburgh Transportation Wiki | CitiWiki: "CitiWiki is an experiment in collaborative civic change conceived and created here in Pittsburgh. There’s nothing else quite like it in the world. This wiki allows you to work with other citizens to contribute directly to an organized online, multi-media plan that outlines grassroots transportation recommendations and solutions for the Pittsburgh region. "

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Governor ignoring own transportation commission


keepPGHmoving - Welcome.: Governor Corbett has not acted to support the recommendations of his Transportation Funding Advisory Commission.
Governor Corbett appointed a Transportation Funding Advisory Commission in spring 2011 to develop a plan to address the state's transportation funding crisis. The Commission presented its recommendations in August 2011, including:
  • Combined stable and consistent funding sources
  • Streamlined operations
  • Efficiency improvements
  • New tools such as public-private partnerships to help improve transportation systems statewide.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

State is liable to wreck transit at any cost

State is liable to wreck transit at any cost: " Buses, trolleys and subway cars are among society's best laboratories of democratic and social practice. Public transit even has the added virtue of conserving energy and money. "

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