Monday, June 11, 2012

Is there no end to their greed? Banksters' puppets now want to cut bus drivers' benefits, while billions are given out in corporate welfare.

State Lawmaker Says Port Authority will get No State Help Until Legacy Costs are Addressed | Essential Public Radio: "“I suspect a lot of it has to do with legacy costs, benefit costs that are paid to their drivers. Quite honestly, when I rode the buses into Pittsburgh, interviewing the passengers, they didn’t care if it was a Port Authority bus, they just wanted a bus,” he said."

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Banksters steal in broad daylight, so police arrest public transit advocates

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Protesters arrested at transit cut rally - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ""They can't get to schools, they can't get to jobs, they can't get to grocery stores, they can't get to rallies like this one," Ms. Nichols said as supporters gathered at the corner of Fort Pitt Boulevard and Stanwix Street before the march. "This is unacceptable -- a city cannot operate legitimately without public transportation.""

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Driving lesson: Transit cuts will make the region's congestion worse - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Driving lesson: Transit cuts will make the region's congestion worse - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "The three-mile portion of Interstate 376 from Green Tree to the Fort Pitt Tunnel experiences such heavy traffic and long backups every day that the average trip takes 13 minutes. That's 13.8 miles per hour on a road with a 55 mph speed limit.

This bad news could get a whole lot worse. If the Allegheny County Port Authority has to follow through on planned service cuts in September, the corridor will lose more than 60 morning rush-hour bus trips, which will add many more cars to the mix."

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