Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Public transit is a good investment, why not take advantage?

“I think more funding, regardless of how we were to obtain it, is good,” Brandolph said. “We did an economic development study last year which found that for every dollar that comes into Port Authority, at least twice as much money goes back out.” 
Wiens said that focusing on only revenue wouldn’t account for the broader value of reducing or eliminating fares. 
“Increased ridership has benefits that resonate across the region in economic dividends and health benefits and increased equity and all sorts of things,” Wiens said. “If we only look at it through a lens of how much revenue they’re taking in, it’s very short-sighted.” 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Candidate favors #publictransit - PA House District 36 “People with disabilities face many of the same challenges that abled people do – we breathe the same air, drink the same water, use public transit, and live in the same communities. In many of these cases, we are more at risk than the abled population,” she said.
“When we pass a policy that helps people with disabilities, everyone in the community benefits. I care about improving our infrastructure and ensuring access to quality health care.”

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Pittsburghers for Public Transit set goal of #freepublictransit

Pittsburgh-area transit advocates, led by transit advocacy group Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT), are hoping to achieve more equity in the region, and believe their fare-change proposals will help get there. In the short term, the group is calling for free transfers, more places to purchase ConnectCards, and fare-capping so that no transit user pays more than the cost of daily, weekly, or monthly bus pass. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

How seniors can ride free in Allegheny County

Seniors living in Allegheny County can now apply for the Senior Citizen ConnectCard at seven more locations throughout Pittsburgh and neighboring municipalities.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

People in western Pennsylvania want more #publictransit service

masstransitmag : "June 02--CENTER TWP. -- Beaver County residents have spoken loud and clear about the need for better options when it comes to public transportation.

Stakeholders from across the county gathered Thursday morning at Penn State-Beaver to talk about the results of a two-year study that solicited input from residents in a 10-county region in western Pennsylvania."

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Westmoreland County - Surprise! people want #publictransit

TribLIVE: "“It surprised me that so many people wanted better public transportation. That was the No. 1 priority, by far,” Lawrence said.

The county transit authority is in the early stages of exploring potential changes to its service. There is no commuter rail service in the county."