On Tuesday, April 10th, I convened a Council discussion bringing together Councilmembers, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, State Representative Dan Frankel, Port Authority CEO Steve Bland, ATU President Patrick McMahon, ACCESS Director Karen Hoesch, 10,000 Friends of Southwestern PA Director Grant Ervin, and PCRG Regional Policy Manager Chris Sandvig to discuss the very real crisis facing transportation in our region and throughout the Commonwealth. We spoke with one unified voice about the need to save the Port Authority from the outrageous cuts to service they will be forced to make without intervention by the General Assembly and Governor Corbett.
On Wednesday, April 25th, Council passed a Will of Council resolution asking the General Assembly and the Governor to implement the recommendations of the Transportation Funding Advisory Committee — created by Governor Corbett — to put in place a sustainable solution to our transit funding problems.
Robust, diverse forms of transportation are the lifeblood of any city and we must stand together to save the system we have and use it as a foundation to build a stronger, more accessible system of world class transportation for the 21st Century. Please call your PA General Assembly members and Governor Corbett’s office and tell them to save our transit system!