Friday, February 04, 2005

Trib lance for PAT

To the Port Authority. It's pleading poverty. It wants more tax money. It's going to cut service. It's going to raise fares. It blames its critics for its self-inflicted problems. "We're up against a wall," authority boss Paul Skoutelas told a state Senate panel this week. Yet, as WPXI-TV reports, it can spend thousands of dollars on golf outings and Christmas decorations? The state Legislature should disburse not one additional cent until the Port Authority stops taking taxpayers for this bad ride.

The expression of being up against a wall is sorta interesting consider PAT wants to build a glass enclosed T-stop in downtown Pittsburgh. The subway stop is at Gateway Center. The Golden Triangle needs a sun roof in a subway stop -- and they are up against the wall.

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