Thursday, June 19, 2008

Port Authority looking for input!

Port Authority to Hold Open House Meetings on Transit Development Plan

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA - As a component of the Port Authority’s Connect ’09 initiative, Port Authority is currently conducting a historic study that will result in a complete redesign of its current transit system. The Transit Development Plan (TDP) is intended to revitalize the Port Authority’s bus service – to help the service better match current demand, to make it simpler, faster, more direct, and to implement innovative practices and services.

In November 2007, Port Authority hired Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates to conduct the Transit Development Plan (TDP). The Project Team began with interviews of key stakeholders followed by an unprecedented level of data collection—taking inventory of the bus routes, counting riders, gathering and analyzing information on employment and residential areas in Allegheny County, along with other demographic trends. Now it is the public’s turn to be heard.

The public is invited to attend any one of six public open houses in June to be held all around AlleghenyCounty. The open houses will be informal gatherings where the public can review information at their leisure, ask questions, and provide feedback on their transit needs and what the study has discovered thus far.

In addition to the open houses, Port Authority will be visiting many communities over the summer to provide more opportunities for the public to learn about the TDP and provide input into the study.

The schedule for the June Open Houses is as follows:

Click for the locations and times here.

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