Tuesday, August 21, 2012
No layoffs are expected, either.
That big gust of wind that you just felt was a collective exhale from across the Pittsburgh region. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald stood with fellow local government leaders at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, as well as the head of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 85, to review details of an agreement that will prevent a 35-percent cut in public transit service that was scheduled to begin on Sept. 2. The cut will be delayed for at least one year while state officials attempt to identify a long-term source of funding for the subsequent years. Should that not happen, the parties involved would renegotiate. Joining Fitzgerald were Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch, ATU…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A tentative contract agreement that could prevent Port Authority service cuts has been reached.
The Port Authority, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 and Allegheny County have reached a tentative contract agreement. If approved, the agreement is the first step in preventing the 35 percent service cuts, resulting in layoffs and closing of the Collier Garage and various park and ride lots around the area. The cuts were scheduled to take effect in September. That agreement will be considered by the Local 85 membership on Aug. 19 and the Port Authority Board, which will meet in the days following the union vote. Details will be made public at that time. Continue to follow Patch as details become available.
Friday, July 27, 2012
State and federal funding prevent the cuts from happening for at least another year.
Hold the phone. Devastating cuts facing ACCESS riders will not occur in September thanks to a special funding arrangement made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and two federal programs that benefit transit riders with disabilities, according to a news release from Port Authority of Allegheny County. Port Authority's Board of Directors on Friday unanimously voted to accept the funding and rescind plans that would have reduced ACCESS service hours and service area starting on Sept. 2. Meanwhile, conversation focused on resolving broader transportation funding issues and the 35-percent Port Authority service reduction scheduled for September are ongoing and involve officials from the state, county, Port Authority and …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Plum Borough's Juliann Sheldon Can Be a Miss America Finalist with Your Help UPDATE: Apartment Fire Displaces Five Dormont Residents Sam DiNardo Resigns from B-W School Board; Two-Year Seat Open New Parents Get New Year's Surprise PT Pulls Off Upset Victory Over Rival USC --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
DiNardo won election to the board in November.
Though he recently swore into a two-year term on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board during a reorganization session on Dec. 7, Sam DiNardo Jr. has resigned from the board, effective Dec. 22. The reason for his resignation is unavailable at this time. DiNardo first joined the B-W School Board in February 2011 when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat. He then won public election to the board in November. DiNardo is the husband of former B-W School Board member Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, whose resignation for personal reasons in September 2010 opened a place for former board member John Palmiere to fill Sciulli DiNardo's seat the next month. Palmiere then resigned in January 2011 to join the Allegheny County Council. Technically, Sam DiNardo …