Pennsylvania's Underfunded Transit Faces Hard Choices

It will soon be harder to find a bus during off hours and another fare increase is on the way, possibly to as much as $2 a ride, according to the chief of Allegheny County's Port Authority -- and you can blame it on the state.
April 4, 2002, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Awash in federal dollars from the boom economy the last five years, and flush with extra funds from a 1997 gas tax increase, the state under Governor Tom Ridge spent its coin rebuilding bridges and roads, and undertaking a massive road resurfacing program. Mass transit did not see that same infusion of cash.

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

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Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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