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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

Corbett says he won't provide any more funding sources to avoid massive Pittsburgh transit cuts

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/04/26/corbett-state-will-not-rescue-port-authority-from-budget-woes/

The Governor's Transportation Advisory Committee truly was a blue ribbon committee that came up with a series of practical solutions to provide funding needed to avoid massive transit cuts and bridges that about to fall down. Corbett has ignored it, and sits on his butt. Meanwhile another 35% of the Pittsburgh area transit system is being eliminated.

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Reply Corbett says he won't provide any more funding sources to avoid massive Pittsburgh transit cuts (Original post)
JPZenger Apr 2012 OP
democrat_patriot Apr 2012 #1
JPZenger Apr 2012 #2
Pat Riot Apr 2012 #3
JPZenger Apr 2012 #4

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. If there aren't buses, they can't get to the voting booth.


Or jobs.

Down goes the economy - in rush the GOP to save the day.

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:30 PM

2. The Pittsburgh area is very dependent upon public transit

The last set of transit cuts caused overcrowded conditions and many delays. The last time I was in Pittsburgh, I saw a small sample of this myself - overcrowded light rail cars that took forever to arrive. This new set of cuts will make things many times worse.

In an older denser metropolitan area, transit is absolutely critical to get to work. Even if people had their own cars and even if there was capacity on the roads, there aren't enough parking spaces to get people where they need to go.

Transit is particularly important to support the Pittsburgh area's growing educational and health care job market. But why should Corbett care? - "those people" aren't going to vote Republican anyway.

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. Yes, it's already cut too much.

Most people in the city can walk to the polls though. The worst thing about the cuts is poor, mostly black folk who live in a poor neighborhood outside the city, like Wilkinsburg, have to walk a couple miles to get a bus to work in town.

JPZ, look me up next time you're in the Burgh. You're my DU hero. I'm glad you're a mod here now. You and a couple others kept this forum going for a while there.

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Response to Pat Riot (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. Thanks

That's for the thoughts, Pat Riot. It is good to know people are paying attention. I live in eastern PA - I only get to Pittsburgh once every few years.

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