Saturday, November 6, 2010

November News: Service Changes & more

So what does November bring to Allegheny County residents but cold weather?

  • Starting November 21st, Port Authority will implement several adjustments to 46 of its routes in order to better serve riders. PAT will add trips to 15 routes in order to improve the way it meets rider demand. The other adjustments include schedule and routing changes that aim to solve issues such as delays due to traffic congestion and rider demand, as well as improve traffic flow. On some routes such as P12 there will be several changes, therefore in order to see if your route will be affected check them on PAT’s website.

And he wants you to know that if you are interested in getting map updates or you want to send him your suggestions and comments you shall follow him on twitter @TransitGuru .

  • And since we mentioned above those service changes that will affect riders starting with November 21st, now we would like to address those service changes that affect all Allegheny County commuters indifferent of the way they choose to commute. Lauren Daley’s article in the City Paper shows that the proposed 35% cut in PAT’s service due to lack of funding will affect drivers as well as riders. According to a model run by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and quoted by Daley’s article “Traffic Trouble” the average rider’s commute time during peak hours is expected to increase by 14 minutes in the city and 10 minutes in the suburbs.

And, to end with a short reminder : if you missed the November 3rd public hearing on the proposed fare increases for 2011, you still have until November 12th to submit your comment on-line or in writing. For more information there is our previous post: "Proposed fare increases to lead to bonus ..."

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