Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Whitehall Councilwoman Linda Book hopes residents living in and outside of Whitehall will take a transportation survey—attached here—to help regain better public transit through the area.
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Tuesday, March 26
A Whitehall Borough councilwoman wants to make public transportation better for residents living within the borough—and for those living outside its borders. Councilwoman Linda Book created a transportation survey to gauge how residents in Whitehall and surrounding communities use public transportation, and how they’ve been affected by recent cuts and changes to bus routes. The survey is attached to this article as a PDF document. “I hope to collect data that can be helpful to potential transportation companies interested in providing services … if the Port Authority does not see fit to reinstate needed Whitehall bus routes once I provide data to them,” Book said in an email to Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Book said she realizes that transit …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Port Authority schedules for some routes have been adjusted, effective on St. Patrick's Day.
If you rely on Port Authority of Allegheny County for transportation, your route(s) might be affected by changes that started on St. Patrick's Day. Schedules for about 35 Port Authority routes have been adjusted, and the new schedules are effective as of Sunday, March 17. The Port Authority adjusts schedules four times per year. Details on the adjustments and links to new schedules are now posted at www.portauthority.org under "Service Changes." This article originally appeared on the Dormont-Brookline Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Responses needed to hear concerns and preferences.
Students from Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Urban Design program are partnering with representatives of Economic Development South (EDS) this spring to improve bus stops on Route 51 and enhance the accessibility of neighborhoods along that corridor, according to an EDS news release. To get the project under way, the students have designed a short online survey to hear concerns and preferences from area residents and commuters. The survey (available here) is anonymous and takes about five minutes. EDS is a nonprofit community development corporation serving Brentwood, Whitehall and Baldwin boroughs and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Carrick and Overbrook. EDS is committed to facilitating investment and reinvestment, creating jobs…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Read here for information on how T and bus service will run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve, Port Authority of Allegheny County service will operate on weekday schedules, and the Port Authority Downtown Service Center will be open for regular hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), according to a news release. Port Authority bus, T and incline service will then operate on holiday schedules on Christmas Day. (If your route does not operate on Sundays, then it will not operate on Christmas Day.) The Downtown Service Center will be closed on Christmas Day, but Port Authority's Customer Service phone line will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional holiday details are posted at www.portauthority.org. For more information, call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or 412-231-7007 (TTY). This article originally …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
And other notes from Wednesday night's Whitehall Council meeting.
A Park for Maddox? Frank Vallone of Highgrove Road has asked the Whitehall Borough Council to support a plan that would honor the memory of Maddox Derkosh, the 2-year-old Whitehall boy killed in a tragic mauling incident at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Nov. 4. Vallone asked council members at their meeting on Wednesday night what would need to be done to name one of Whitehall's public parks after Maddox. Council President William J. Veith told Vallone that the council is "looking at what options we have" regarding a tribute to Maddox. But for now, Veith said, the council wishes to respect a "grieving period" for his family. Tax Refund for Whitehall Place The owners of the Whitehall Place Apartments complex in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area are …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The murder of the 30-year-old secretary from Penn Hills has never been solved.
Long Road in Penn Hills gets a fair amount of morning rush-hour traffic—school and Port Authority buses, along with commuters leaving their homes and heading for their jobs in Pittsburgh. Weekday mornings, at the end of Long Road, cars often form a line waiting to make a lefthand turn at the Churchill Valley Country Club onto Beulah Road. As they drive up the hill, they pass The Blackridge Civic Association clubhouse and then, at the top of the hill, intersect with the Parkway East or Penn Avenue toward Wilkinsburg Borough. When Barbara Jean Lewis graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1964, she had her eye on a secretarial career. Lewis' dream to enter the business world came true. She was a secretary at the downtown Pittsburgh offices …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Read here for details.
Friday marks the 52nd annual Light Up Night in the City of Pittsburgh. Although it's exciting to kick off the holiday festivities, there are a few parking restrictions and road closures to be aware of if you're headed Downtown from the South Hills. Pittsburgh police recommend that visitors use parking garages and surface lots to ensure that they aren't parked in restricted areas. The police also want you to be safe while you're Downtown, so they remind visitors to remove valuables from view and to keep vehicles locked. The following roads will be closed or restricted during Light Up Night: The following streets will also be closed for various Light Up Night activities: More information can be found on the Downtown Pittsburgh Light Up Night…
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…
Monday, August 20, 2012
'I can no longer financially support your bloated mismanagement of so-called public transportation.'
Monday, August 20, 2012
Christine M. Brandau, a Whitehall Borough resident, has made her opinions of Port Authority of Allegheny County well-known with an Aug. 18 letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Port Authority, you have chosen to end a 35-year relationship with me," Brandau writes, "and I can no longer financially support your bloated mismanagement of so-called public transportation. "You have chosen to strand me (you see, I do not drive) and to lengthen my work day because my husband and I do not work the same hours, but I will go in early as you leave me no choice. Therefore, the choice I do have left is to not to pay for your lackluster, inconvenient service, and I am exercising that choice." Read Brandau's full letter here. Is Brandau …
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.