HIGH HOPES AT THE PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, THEY'RE DEDICATED TO LANDING DEDICATED STATE FUNDS

Insufficient state funding, threatened service cuts, and fare hikes directed Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County in its search for dedicated state funds. The author relates the chronic underfunding and unpredictable budget that the Authority faced each year. A sidebar provides a brief history of the light rail at the port, including its part in the North Shore Connector project. The author discusses the effects of rising health care costs and operating costs contrasted with flat contributions from the state, and how these contributed to the financial and operating difficulties as well. The article also looks at potential expansions of the system's lines, as well as the Port Authority's decision to tunnel under the Allegheny River.

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    • Page range: pp 18-19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36
  • Corporate Authors:

    Trade Press Publishing Corporation

    2100 West Florist Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53209-
  • Authors:
    • Claypool, A
  • Publication Date: 2005-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01001700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM