Public Hearing on Transit Cuts This Thursday
State Reps. Matt Smith and Dan Deasy will chair a public hearing in Green Tree to discuss public transit cuts.
The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. to discuss the economic impact of public transit cuts. State Reps. Daniel Deasy and Matthew H. Smith, both Democrats from Allegheny County, will co-chair the hearing.
"We have heard from many constituents on how the proposed cuts to the Port Authority will impact them," Smith said, "but the outcry from area businesses has greatly increased in recent months. They are being hit from both sides with reduced accessibility for customers and employees."
Look below for a list of service changes starting Sept. 2 that would affect riders in and around Baldwin-Whitehall.
"In order for continued regional economic growth to occur, we must ensure that we have an effective and broad-reaching public transit system," Deasy said. "Hearing from local businesses and experts on how we address our mass transit crisis will be invaluable as we move forward on this crucial issue."
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and officials from Green Tree Borough, Port Authority, the Amalgamated Transit Union, area nonprofit organizations and numerous area businesses and other properties are scheduled to testify during Thursday's hearing.
The public hearing will be start at 10 a.m. in the council chambers of the Green Tree Municipal Center at 10 W. Manilla Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Potential changes in and near Baldwin-Whitehall:
|Y1 Large Flyer||
Does Not Run
Does Not Run
|Y45 Baldwin Manor Flyer||
|Does Not Run||Does Not Run||
|Y46 Elizabeth Flyer||
Service Reductions; proposed elimination beyond Clairton
|Service Reductions||Service Reductions|
|Y47 Curry Flyer||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Does Not Run|
|Y49 Prospect Flyer||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated|
|51 Carrick||Service Reductions||Service Reductions||Service Reductions|
|51L Carrick Limited||Service Reductions||Does Not Run||Does Not Run|
|44 Knoxville||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated||
|48 Arlington||Service Reductions||Service Reductions||Service Reductions||
|54 North Side-Oakland-South Side||
Service Reductions; proposed elimination of Bon Air segment
|Service Reductions; proposed elimination of Bon Air segment||Service Reductions; proposed elimination of Bon Air segment|
|56 Lincoln Place||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated||
|39 Brookline||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Does Not Run|
|41 Bower Hill||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated|
|Blue Line - Library||Service Reductions||Route Eliminated||Route Eliminated|
|Blue Line - South Hills Village||Service Reductions||Does Not Run||Does Not Run|
|Red Line||Service Reductions||Service Reductions||Service Reductions|
Click here to learn more about all affected routes.
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