The amount of Port Authority Transit service in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County slated for reduction, effective June 17, has been reduced to 15 percent of the current system service [from the originally proposed 25 percent reduction in service]. Other recommendations of the PAT staff, to be formally approved by the PAT Board on Friday:
* July 1 - ACCESS Paratransit Service base fares rise by 50 cents (NOT $1 increase originally proposed)
* Sept. 2 - Scheduled date for implementation of second set of transit service reductions (Phase II: 10 percent reduction, in addition to 15 percent reduction in June), if approved by PAT Board in June.
* Jan. 1, 2008 - Scheduled date for implementation of transit fare increases, if approved by PAT Board (currently no recommendation on a fare increase scheme)
Compiled information about PAT from the Pittsburgh newspapers regarding the details of the PAT staff recommendations issued on Friday:
Compiling a monthly Calendar of Upcoming Hearings, Meetings, and Events Regarding this Transit Proposal: