Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Your voice counts? PAT's Transit Survey

How often did you get to complain lately about a late bus to your friends, fellow riders or even your boss?
And how many times did you try to call PAT’s Customer Service about a late bus and you were not able to get through or got no answers?
Not to mention the confusion created by the Transit Development Plan:
Are route changes making more difficult for you to get from point A to point B?
Do you know what alternatives are there to the older bus routes that are no longer in service?
Do you know how to use these alternatives?
Did you wait for a bus for an hour or more just to discover that its stop changed?
But most important, have you tried to voice your opinions and complains and felt like nobody heard, nobody cared?

The Port Authority of Allegheny County's transit survey : “your voice counts” gives you an opportunity to tell it as you think it and to win prizes for it:
  • First five thousand eligible participants - a “buy one McDonald value mill, get one free” coupon.
  • Three lucky winners - an Annual Zone 2 Pass after a random drawing of eligible entries.
To be considered an eligible participant you need to take the survey between October 1st 2010 12:00 am and November 30, 2010 11:59 pm.

To access the transit survey:
Check the survey’s official rules here :
The survey was initiated and organized by Port Authority of Allegheny County and FSC/Jones Worley. ACTC is not directly involved in the survey’s design or administration and holds no authority over the results of the survey.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


September 7
Port Authority’s CEO Steve Bland will answer your questions on Tuesday, September 7th starting with 7pm during the KDKA show moderated by Robert Mangino. Steve Bland became PAT's CEO in 2006 and is the person behind the route and schedule changes which started in January of this year. For more information visit the KDKA website.

September 20
Sustainable Pittsburgh will host a Public forum on PAT’s new initiative, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), on Monday September 20th, from 8am to 4pm , in the Power Center Ballroom of Duquesne University. The forum will focus on the Downtown –Oakland- East End Area BRT corridor that is intended to improve public transportation and thus revitalize the communities mentioned above. Among the forums’ special guests and participants are PennDOT’s Secretary Allen Biehler, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development , Allegheny County Transportation Action Partnership, the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning and Allegheny County Transit Council.

More information about participants and on how to register in order to attend the forum discussion can be found on : . There is no fee to attend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome to the Allegheny County Transit Council Blog

This will serve as the future location of the Allegheny County Transit Council newsletters.