Downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland BRT Moving Forward, With or Without Federal Money

Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
February 16, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Ed Blazina reports: "The proposed $195.5 million Bus Rapid Transit system between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland is a high-priority project that will proceed regardless of federal funding, the [Port Authority of Allegheny County] said Thursday."

The Port Authority of Allegheny County has requested $100 million in funding for the project through the Federal Transit Administration’s Small Starts program. "The federal agency this week gave the project a positive review, but its proposed budget for 2019-20 recommends no funding for the Small Starts program," according to Blazina.

The article includes more details about the substance of the plan for the BRT system.

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Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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