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Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh BRT: Testimony Before PAT Board Regarding Need for Public Hearing on Proposed Project." Blog-Post.
TransportWatchtower 2017 May 5.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Pittsburgh's public transit agency, has proposed to build, what is termed, a “Bus Rapid Transit” project between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Oakland Civic Center section of the city, home to three universities, a major medical center, and several museums and cultural institutions including the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Statement before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County: BRT Public Hearing Needed !"
Public Statement.2017 April 28.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh BRT: Flawed Public Process of Proposed Public Transit Project." Blog-Post.
TransportWatchtower 2017 April 9.

Walsh, Glenn A. "The public process for bus rapid transit is flawed." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 April 8.

Kane, Karen. "Obituary: Marilyn Skolnick / Monroeville activist traveled the world." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2016 Dec. 13.
Marilyn Skolnick was a long-time member of the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) Board of Directors who created PAT's citizen advisory committee, the Allegheny County Transit Council.

"Port Authority formally approves new flat fare system in January."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2016 April 30.
One rider, Glenn Walsh, told the board the fare policy is a hidden increase of $1 for passengers on the Monongahela Incline because there no longer will be free transfers from certain bus routes to the incline. The transfer fee will be $1 for ConnectCard users and the full incline fare for cash customers. About 2,000 use the incline on weekdays and Sundays and about 3,500 on Saturdays. Riders who use transfers to feeder routes on busways also complained about the transfer fee or double fare during public hearings about the fare policy in March, but the authority didn’t change that provision.

"Statement before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County: Proposed Incline Fare Increase." Public Statement
Glenn A. Walsh 2016 April 29.

"PAT Board Scheduled to Approve Hidden Fare Increase for Incline Riders." News Release.
Glenn A. Walsh 2016 April 28.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Proposed Pittsburgh Transit Fare Policy Overhaul." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2016 March 12.

Kovash, Sarah. "Public Weighs In On Port Authority's Single Fare Proposal."
WESA-FM 90.5 Pittsburgh 2016 Feb. 24.
Glenn Walsh, who lives in Mt. Lebanon and uses public transportation to get Downtown, said he worries the change will negatively affect the inclines.
“This is going to discourage incline ridership (and) make it more difficult for the inclines, particularly the Duquesne Incline, which is operated privately, to continue operating,” Walsh said.

Walsh, Glenn A. ""Major Service Requests 2016" Web Page Problem & Service Request." Electronic Mail Message.
Mailed to Jim Ritchie, PR Director, Port Authority of Allegheny County 2015 Oct. 15.
Request that service be restored, at least during the rush hours, on the Brown Light Rail Transit Line to Allentown and Beltzhoover.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Allegheny Observatory Bus Stop Restoration Sought." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 Sept. 26.
In 1912, famous astronomer and telescope-maker John Brashear sited the new Allegheny Observatory away from the center of Pittsburgh on a high hill in a new city park, just one block from a major streetcar line, for easy public access.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed PAT ConnectCard Fee." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 July 28.
Public statements (2015 June 30 and July 24) of Glenn A. Walsh regarding proposed PAT ConnectCard fee; also media accounts of Mr. Walsh's statements.

Chafin, Casey. "PAT Holds Public Hearing on Proposed ConnectCard Fee."
WESA-FM 90.5 Pittsburgh 2015 June 30.
Mt. Lebanon resident Glen Walsh, who chose to give up car-ownership in favor of public transit in 1985, said ConnectCards are valuable because they are faster, more efficient and improve security for both the rider and the Port Authority.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority plan to charge ConnectCard fee meets opposition."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015 June 30.
"Any charge for new ConnectCards, particularly a charge as exorbitant as $5, would be a great disincentive to persuading new and occasional riders to pay via ConnectCard," said Glenn Walsh of Mt. Lebanon, a longtime transit activist.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Public Comments: Proposed Pittsburgh Bus Rapid Transit Project." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 June 15.

Walsh, Glenn A. "1st Meeting of Reconstituted PAT Board." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Sept. 28.
Includes Glenn A. Walsh's public statement before the newly reconstituted Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors on Friday Morning, 2013 September 27.

Walsh, Glenn A. "FINALLY New Walkway to Wilkinsburg Station." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Oct. 11.
October 10 statement before the Council of the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Walsh, Glenn A. "After 10 Years, PAT FINALLY Builds Walkway to Wilkinsburg Station." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Sept. 29.
September 28 statement before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Feeder Buses Could Save More PAT Bus Service." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 28.
Statement Before Regular Monthly Meeting, Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County:
Proposed Transit Service Cuts - 2012 April 27.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Paratransit Should Be Used If PAT Cuts Transit Service." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 March 2.
Statement Before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County:
Proposed Transit Service Cuts - 2012 February 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "PAT Prepares for Fare Increase & Drastic Service Cuts." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Jan. 19.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Revised Fare Adjustment Proposal - 2010 October."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Public Relations Director Jim Ritchie 2010 Oct. 31.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Service Reduction & Fare Increase Proposal - 2010 August."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Public Relations Director Jim Ritchie 2010 Aug. 15.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Discount Transit Fares in Jan. for Non-County Riders." Address.
Legislative Session: Allegheny County Council 2009 November 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Official Public Comment: TDP."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Staff Planner David Wohlwill 2009 Sept. 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Comments: Transit Development Plan."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Staff Planner David Wohlwill 2009 June 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Commuter Rail Service Through Oakland to Downtown." Public Statement
Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council Standing Committees 2009 Jan. 7.

Walsh, Glenn A. Letter Response to Christopher J. Hess, Assistant General Manager, Legal and Corporate Services, Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Regarding PAT Response to 2007 August 31 Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request. 2008 March 17.

* 2007 Oct. 31 - Letter to PAT CEO Stephen G. Bland from Glenn A. Walsh (By Certified Mail, Return-Receipt Requested):
Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request—SECOND ATTEMPT !!! regarding
PAT Abandonment of ALL Rail Service on Penn Station Rail Line (Penn Station to Steel Plaza)

* 2007 Aug. 31 - Letter to PAT CEO Stephen G. Bland from Glenn A. Walsh (By Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested):
Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request regarding
PAT Abandonment of ALL Rail Service on Penn Station Rail Line (Penn Station to Steel Plaza)

* 2007 Aug. 22 - PAT News Release:
Regular Rail Service Resumes September 2
Includes statement briefly announcing abandonment of all light rail service on Penn Station Rail Line (Penn Station to Steel Plaza):
"Ø Both weekday Penn Park “quick getaway” trips will be eliminated;"

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Letters-to-the-Editor
What's unconscionable is the condition of buses - THERESA PETROCELLY, Stowe
More than enough (Pension of former PAT CEO Paul Skoutelas) - ANNA MARIE CASTROVILLARI, Beechview
(North Shore Connector) Key to expansion (of Light Rail Transit System north) - JOHN D. WEINHOLD, Beechview

* 2007 Aug. 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Transit chief got padded pension
Port Authority paid $181,530 to add 11 years to Skoutelas' service time

By Joe Grata

* 2007 July 11 - News Release:
Health Dept. Asked to Study
Air Quality Impacts of Transit Cutbacks
Long-time public transit advocate Glenn A. Walsh addresses [prepared text included] Allegheny County Board of Health asking that the Allegheny County Health Department be directed to study the air quality impacts of service reductions, and fare increases, implemented by Pittsburgh's Port Authority Transit (PAT) system over the last four decades.

"BETTER PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO WILKINSBURG BUSWAY STATION SOUGHT." News Release.
Glenn A. Walsh 2003 January 24.

Walsh, Glenn A. " Statement Before the Board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County Regarding Enhanced Pedestrian Access to
"the New Wilkinsburg Busway Station."
Public Statement.
Regular Monthly Meeting: Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County 2003 January 24.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Statement Before the Council of the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Regarding Enhanced Pedestrian Access to
"the New Wilkinsburg Busway Station."
Public Statement.
Regular Monthly Meeting: Council of the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania 2003 January 22.

Grata, Joe. "Getting Around: Mention of their pay ticks off Port Authority drivers." Column: Getting Around.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2000 Dec. 17.
Includes proposal delivered at Port Authority fare-hike public hearing, by long-time public transit advocate Glenn A. Walsh, regarding maintaining the present transit fare as a special fare for the truly-needy, in Post-Gazette's weekly Sunday column on local transportation issues.

Grata, Joe. "Posvar says Downtown-Oakland rail line would be 'enormous asset'."
The Pittsburgh Press 1988 April 7: C1.
Glenn A. Walsh of Mt. Lebanon, a daily rider of PAT's new light-rail system between Downtown and the South Hills, said he would transfer to the Spine Line to get to his North Side job.

Grata, Joe. "Tough stance, Subway will be safest in the nation, PAT vows."
The Pittsburgh Press 1985 July 2: A2.
"They left no stone unturned," Glenn A. Walsh, chairman of the Allegheny County Transit Council subcommittee on subway safety, said of security measures taken by PAT.

Grata, Joe. "PAT selects 64 for riders' panel."
The Pittsburgh Press 1984 June 23: B5.
...Glenn A. Walsh of Dormont; John Weinhold of Green Tree...

Grata, Joe. "Elderly, Handicapped Request Break From PAT."
The Pittsburgh Press 1982 June 18: A2.
Glenn A. Walsh, representing the Commuter Affairs Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, denounced PAT for not lessening the impact of any fare hikes on discount riders...

Grata, Joe. "PAT To Reconsider PAT Fare Hikes."
The Pittsburgh Press 1980 Jan. 31: A1.
Newspaper Front Page: Glenn A. Walsh, representing the Commuter Affairs Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, denounced PAT for not lessening the impact of any fare hikes on discount riders...





McConville, Emily. "Pittsburgh to host conference with aim to improve mass transit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 June 20.

Blazina, Ed. "Port Authority wants public input on Pittsburgh's proposed Bus Rapid Transit stations."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 June 19.

O'Neill, Brian. "Brian O'Neill: Pittsburgh needs better ways to get around." Column: Brian O'Neill.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 June 18.

Clift, Theresa. "Trump budget might nix funding for Pittsburgh bus rapid transit."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 June 12.

Morrow, Christian. "Port Authority Rapid Transit proposal would eliminate some East End bus routes."
Pittsburgh Courier 2017 June 7.

Krauss, Margaret J. "A Will, A Way, Now Pittsburgh's BRT System Just Needs $233M."
WESA-FM 90.5 Pittsburgh 2017 June 2.

Clift, Theresa. "Allegheny County selects longest bus rapid transit route option."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 May 31.

Moore, Daniel. "Night Shift."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 May 21.
Mr. Whyel, a 65-year-old wireman for the Port Authority of Allegheny County, leads dual lives. During daylight hours, he is the grizzled borough manager of North Braddock, settling small-town grievances and leading Cub Scout meetings.
At night, he pulls on a navy jumpsuit and gloves, straps on a harness and hard hat, and surveys the thousands of lights that the regional transportation agency must maintain.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Carnegie Institute sponsored an annual "Insomniac Tour of Pittsburgh," which would take people to places throughout the city which were operating all night long. Most people who attended the tour indicated that the highlight of the tour was viewing celestial objects through the historic 10-inch Siderostat-Type Refractor Telescope at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, staffed by Glenn A. Walsh and John D. Weinhold.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh BRT: Testimony Before PAT Board Regarding Need for Public Hearing on Proposed Project." Blog-Post.
TransportWatchtower 2017 May 5.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Pittsburgh's public transit agency, has proposed to build, what is termed, a “Bus Rapid Transit” project between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Oakland Civic Center section of the city, home to three universities, a major medical center, and several museums and cultural institutions including the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Statement before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County: BRT Public Hearing Needed !"
Public Statement.2017 April 28.

"PLW People in the News—April 25, 2017—Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission - Elected and appointed."
The Legal Intelligencer 2017 April 20.
Saul Ewing's Jeffrey W. Letwin, an attorney in the firm's Pittsburgh office, was elected chairman of the board of directors for the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Gough, Paul J. "More CNG fueling stations will open in southwestern Pennsylvania."
Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 April 20.
One is scheduled to open in 2017 at the Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation System and 2021 at the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Deto, Ryan. "With the coming improvements of BRT, some bus riders will have to transfer to get all the way to Downtown Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2017 April 19.

Oyler,John. "Blue Line through Castle Shannon has history."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 April 14.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh BRT: Flawed Public Process of Proposed Public Transit Project." Blog-Post.
TransportWatchtower 2017 April 9.

Walsh, Glenn A. "The public process for bus rapid transit is flawed." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 April 8.

Gough, Paul J. "Letwin named Port Authority chair."
Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 April 6.

Blazina, Ed. "Bus Transit Proposal Gets Good Reviews: About 200 Attend Two Public Sessions."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 April 6.

Blazina, Ed. "Rapid transit proposal gets positive reviews at sessions."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2017 April 5.

Clift, Theresa. "Public favors longest, costliest Pittsburgh bus rapid transit route."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 April 5.

Blazina, Ed. "How would a Bus Rapid Transit project benefit Pittsburgh region?"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2017 March 9.

Clift, Theresa. "Pittsburgh 'bus rapid transit' route options revealed."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 March 9.

Schooley, Tim. "Downtown-to-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit plans move forward."
Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 March 9.

Schooley, Tim. "Fitzgerald, Peduto to announce plans for Bus Rapid Transit from Oakland to downtown."
Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 March 8.

Deto, Ryan. "Port Authority of Allegheny County leadership quietly shaken up, advocates ask for more transparency." Blog(h)-Post.
Blogh: Pittsburgh City Paper 2017 March 8.

Lyons, Kim. "From tunnels to the T, this group has a plan to fix Pittsburgh's transportation woes."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 March 8.

Clift, Theresa. "Staffers likely to swap positions on Allegheny County boards."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 March 3.

Clift, Theresa. "Wabash Tunnel in Pittsburgh no longer has rush hour HOV restrictions."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 Feb. 24.

Clift, Theresa. "Starting in March, you can use any door to exit an Allegheny County Port Authority bus."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 Feb. 24.

Clift, Theresa. "Port Authority of Allegheny County will be getting new CEO."
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 Feb. 24.

"Port Authority approves plan for Wi-Fi in light rail stations."
WPXI-TV 11, Pittsburgh 2017 Jan. 27.

McNickle, Colin. "Challenges remain for Port Authority." Commentary.
TribLive.com: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2017 Jan. 16.

Morrow, Christian. "PAT bus changes create headaches for some riders."
Pittsburgh Courier 2017 Jan. 12.

Kane, Karen. "Obituary: Marilyn Skolnick / Monroeville activist traveled the world." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2016 Dec. 13.
Marilyn Skolnick was a long-time member of the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) Board of Directors who created PAT's citizen advisory committee, the Allegheny County Transit Council.

"Port Authority formally approves new flat fare system in January."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2016 April 30.
One rider, Glenn Walsh, told the board the fare policy is a hidden increase of $1 for passengers on the Monongahela Incline because there no longer will be free transfers from certain bus routes to the incline. The transfer fee will be $1 for ConnectCard users and the full incline fare for cash customers. About 2,000 use the incline on weekdays and Sundays and about 3,500 on Saturdays. Riders who use transfers to feeder routes on busways also complained about the transfer fee or double fare during public hearings about the fare policy in March, but the authority didn’t change that provision.

"Statement before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County: Proposed Incline Fare Increase." Public Statement
Glenn A. Walsh 2016 April 29.

"PAT Board Scheduled to Approve Hidden Fare Increase for Incline Riders." News Release.
Glenn A. Walsh 2016 April 28.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Proposed Pittsburgh Transit Fare Policy Overhaul." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2016 March 12.

Blazina, Ed. "Apartments at Castle Shannon T station finally move forward."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2016 March 11.

Kovash, Sarah. "Public Weighs In On Port Authority's Single Fare Proposal."
WESA-FM 90.5 Pittsburgh 2016 Feb. 24.
Glenn Walsh, who lives in Mt. Lebanon and uses public transportation to get Downtown, said he worries the change will negatively affect the inclines.
“This is going to discourage incline ridership (and) make it more difficult for the inclines, particularly the Duquesne Incline, which is operated privately, to continue operating,” Walsh said.

Walsh, Glenn A. ""Major Service Requests 2016" Web Page Problem & Service Request." Electronic Mail Message.
Mailed to Jim Ritchie, PR Director, Port Authority of Allegheny County 2015 Oct. 15.
Request that service be restored, at least during the rush hours, on the Brown Light Rail Transit Line to Allentown and Beltzhoover.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Allegheny Observatory Bus Stop Restoration Sought." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 Sept. 26.
In 1912, famous astronomer and telescope-maker John Brashear sited the new Allegheny Observatory away from the center of Pittsburgh on a high hill in a new city park, just one block from a major streetcar line, for easy public access.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed PAT ConnectCard Fee." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 July 28.
Public statements (2015 June 30 and July 24) of Glenn A. Walsh regarding proposed PAT ConnectCard fee; also media accounts of Mr. Walsh's statements.

Chafin, Casey. "PAT Holds Public Hearing on Proposed ConnectCard Fee."
WESA-FM 90.5 Pittsburgh 2015 June 30.
Mt. Lebanon resident Glen Walsh, who chose to give up car-ownership in favor of public transit in 1985, said ConnectCards are valuable because they are faster, more efficient and improve security for both the rider and the Port Authority.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority plan to charge ConnectCard fee meets opposition."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015 June 30.
"Any charge for new ConnectCards, particularly a charge as exorbitant as $5, would be a great disincentive to persuading new and occasional riders to pay via ConnectCard," said Glenn Walsh of Mt. Lebanon, a longtime transit activist.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Public Comments: Proposed Pittsburgh Bus Rapid Transit Project." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 June 15.

Walsh, Glenn A. "1st Meeting of Reconstituted PAT Board." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Sept. 28.
Includes Glenn A. Walsh's public statement before the newly reconstituted Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors on Friday Morning, 2013 September 27.

Fontaine, Tom. "Temporary funds keep transit going."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 July 4.

Fontaine, Tom. "State Senate OKs restructuring of Port Authority’s board."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 July 3.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority identifies three candidates for CEO job."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 June 27.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority narrows candidate pool for new CEO to 3 finalists."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 June 27

Schmitz, Jon. "Pennsylvania House committee approves $2 billion plan to pay for roads, bridges, transit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 June 27

Funk, Harry. "Mt. Lebanon hotel opening expected by October."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 June 27.
For example, visitors to Pittsburgh who want to stay in a more suburban setting may want to take advantage of the hotel's proximity to the Port Authority "T" line.

Fontaine, Tom. "Lawmakers approve bill to alter Port Authority’s board of directors."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 June 18.

Giammarise,Kate. "Senate passes legislation to remake Port Authority board."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 June 18

Giammarise,Kate. "Port Authority board compromise reached."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 June 18

"Accident involving a T rail car injures one."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 June 15.
Accident occurred at Hillsdale Avenue crossing in Dormont.

Giammarise,Kate. "Port Authority changes in works."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 June 11

Fontaine, Tom and Brad Bumsted. "State bill would strip most power of county exec to appoint Port Authority board."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 June 10.

Kerlik, Bobby. "Allegheny, Pittsburgh officials ponder $13M transit plan in East Liberty."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 June 4.

Fontaine, Tom. "T expansion could take tracks to the North Hills, cost estimate over $1 billion.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 March 23.

Waruszewski, Maryann. "Transit plight misconstrued." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 March 13.

Roddey, Jim and Jake Haulk. "Regional transit? Careful what you wish for." Op-Ed Commentary.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 March 5.

Schmitz, Jon. "Service to launch for Port Authority riders."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Jan. 21.

Vidonic, Bill. "Man accused in New York subway killing has Jon Schmitz County ties."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Dec. 5.

Khouri, Andrew. "Outrage over N.Y. Post cover of man in train's path."
Los Angeles Times 2012 Dec. 4.

Bowling, Brian. "Living a struggle for carless residents in Western Pennsylvania."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Nov. 21.

Carpenter, Deana. "Transit Village clears another hurdle."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2012 Nov. 21.
Plans continue for private development over top of Castle Shannon Light Rail Station Park-and-Ride Lot.

Carpenter, Deana. "Transit Village clears hurdle."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2012 Nov. 7.
Plans continue for private development over top of Castle Shannon Light Rail Station Park-and-Ride Lot.

Schmitz, Jon. "North Shore Connector: Not the express line."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Oct. 23.

Walsh, Glenn A. "FINALLY New Walkway to Wilkinsburg Station." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Oct. 11.
October 10 statement before the Council of the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Walsh, Glenn A. "After 10 Years, PAT FINALLY Builds Walkway to Wilkinsburg Station." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Sept. 29.
September 28 statement before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Barcousky, Len. "RAD funds can go to Port Authority, lawyer concludes."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Sept. 21.

Fontaine, Tom. "Legal opinion: Asset district can give money to Port Authority."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Sept. 21.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority chief still on list for jobs in Jacksonville, Atlanta."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Sept. 20.

Silver, Jonathan D. Developer proposes apartment complex near South Hills Village T station."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Sept. 20.

Santoni, Matthew. "Port Authority customers to face new advertising methods."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Sept. 19.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority customers to face new advertising methods."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Sept. 19.

Visser, Steve. "MARTA board names two finalists for general manager."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2012 Sept. 14.
Stephen “Steve” Bland of Pittsburgh is known as a tough negotiator with unions who can squeeze money from legislators hostile to public transit and prevent layoffs during painful service cuts.
Since 2006, Bland has headed Allegheny County Port Authority, which provides bus, light rail and paratransit service daily to 230,000 riders in metro Pittsburgh. Stu Strickland, who has dealt with the authority for 20 years while on the Allegheny County Transit Council, said Bland has had an acrimonious relationship with the local Amalgamated Transit Union because of his tough negotiating on contracts and pension benefits. MARTA transit workers are also represented by the ATU.
But his negotiating saved 500 operator jobs from being cut this Labor Day weekend because the concessions he won persuaded the Legislature and governor to cough up more money, Strickland said. Unlike the Georgia Legislature, Pennsylvania provides substantial funding for transit.
“Bland was able to get a deal in place,” Strickland said. “Depending on who you talk to, Steve is either highly looked upon or highly reviled. From my perspective he is very fair and he is honest and upfront, but labor sees him as being anti labor and in the pocket of government.”
Bland also is one of three finalists for a job heading the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Silver, Jonathan D. "Port Authority CEO candidate for Atlanta job."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Sept. 8.

Barcousky, Len. "Port Authority officials make their case for RAD funds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Sept. 7.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority could get $3 million, RAD chief says."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Sept. 7.

Barcousky, Len. "Allegheny Regional Asset District hires outside counsel for advice on Port Authority deal."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Sept. 6.

Fontaine, Tom. "RAD examines legality of funding Port Authority with tax money."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Sept. 6.

Potter, Chris. "All's Fare
"Arts groups may suffer, but saving transit is worth the cost."
Column: Potter's Field.
Pittsburgh City Paper 2012 Sept. 5.

Fontaine, Tom. "Bland seeks $3M from RAD tax to bolster Port Authority."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Sept. 4.

Fontaine, Tom. "Pitt, Port Authority OK U-Pass extension."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Sept. 4.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority CEO a finalist for Florida job."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Sept. 1.

Schmitz, Jon. "Transit union contract with Port Authority passed by nearly 10-to-1 vote."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 20.

Schmitz, Jon. "For now, transit deal is another Band-Aid." Blog Posting.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Blog: The Roundabout 2012 Aug. 20.

Schmitz, Jon. "Cuts in transportation funding mean worse Pennsylvania roads, bridges."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 20.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority union OK’d deal by margin of more than 10 to 1."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 20.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority ratifies contract to head off service cuts."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 19.

Fontaine, Tom. "Transit union approves contracts saving $60 million."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 19.

Crompton, Janice. "Port Authority workers begin voting on contract."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 19.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority union voting on concession contract."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 19.

Santoni, Matthew. "Union leaders urge wary Port Authority workers to approve new contract, benefit cuts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 15.

Schmitz, Jon. "Concessions form union deal with Port Authority."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 15.

Santoni, Matthew. "Port Authority staff being ‘responsbible’ with labor proposal, union leader says."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 15.

Santoni, Matthew. "Labor offer slated to be spelled out for Port Authority workers."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 14.

Smeltz, Adam. "Union kept in dark on pact with Port Authority."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 11.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority, union reach terms."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 10.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority of Allegheny County, transit union have contract deal."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Aug. 9.

Fontaine, Tom. "Port Authority, union reach tentative deal."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 9.

"Do you think Governor Corbett should provide state funding to avoid service cuts if the Port Authority and its drivers union agree to at least $25 million in savings?" Radio Daily Feature: KQV Phone Poll.
KQV-AM 1410 All-News Radio Pittsburgh 2012 Aug. 6.
Monday, August 06, 2012
Do you think Governor Corbett should provide state funding to avoid service cuts if the Port Authority and its drivers union agree to at least $25 million in savings?
Internet Results
No: 54%
Yes: 46%
Total Votes: 596
Phone Results
No: 72%
Yes: 28%
Total Votes: 852

Fontaine, Tom. "Final workshop on transportation to focus on East End issues."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 6.

Fontaine, Tom. "Corbett says $25 million in Port Authority concessions not enough to trigger state funding."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 2.

Fontaine, Tom. "Time fades hope of transit cut deal."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 1.

Patrick Cloonan, Patrick. "New funding delays ACCESS cutbacks."
The Daily News, McKeesport PA 2012 July 28.

Barcousky, Len. "Federal and state funding rescues ACCESS shared-ride service for seniors, disabled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 28.

Fontaine, Tom. "Federal, state money to keep ACCESS service rolling for elderly, disabled."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 July 27.

Fontaine, Tom. "Experts: Port Authority retiree cost cuts critical."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 July 15.

Cloonan, Patrick. "Port Authority's pullback plans could leave ACCESS customers stranded."
The Daily News, McKeesport PA 2012 July 6.

Fontaine, Tom. "Transit union waits for details."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 July 6.

Vidonic, Bill. "Allegheny transit union ready to talk."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 July 5.

Schmitz, Jon. "Plan in works to avoid Port Authority cutbacks."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 4.

KQV-AM 1410 Radio Poll: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Are you in favor of taking busses off the inner downtown streets in an effort increase T-ridership?
Internet Results No: 64%; Yes: 36%; Total Votes: 424
Phone Results No: 81%; Yes: 19%; Total Votes: 373

Fontaine, Tom and Jeremy Boren. "Fitzgerald vows transit changes."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 May 21.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald speaks to the Tribune-Review Editorial Board, mentioning that moving buses out of the core of Downtown Pittsburgh, with people transferring to the T at the periphery of the CBD is being considered.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Feeder Buses Could Save More PAT Bus Service." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 28.
Statement Before Regular Monthly Meeting, Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County:
Proposed Transit Service Cuts - 2012 April 27.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Paratransit Should Be Used If PAT Cuts Transit Service." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 March 2.
Statement Before Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County:
Proposed Transit Service Cuts - 2012 February 29.

Schmitz, Jon. "Subway's new station is flooded with light and history."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 19.

Fontaine, Tom. "Rail line developers seek Port Authority's advice."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Jan. 28.

Fontaine, Tom. "Transit funding a state issue, Port Authority chief says."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Jan. 28.

Walsh, Glenn A. "PAT Prepares for Fare Increase & Drastic Service Cuts." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Jan. 19.

Schmitz, Jon. "Commuter rail gaining steam."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 5.

Fontaine, Tom. "Riders assail transit fare hikes."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Nov. 4.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Revised Fare Adjustment Proposal - 2010 October."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Public Relations Director Jim Ritchie 2010 Oct. 31.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Service Reduction & Fare Increase Proposal - 2010 August."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Public Relations Director Jim Ritchie 2010 Aug. 15.

Roddy, Dennis. "Tom Corbett vs the Train." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 April 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Discount Transit Fares in Jan. for Non-County Riders." Address.
Legislative Session: Allegheny County Council 2009 November 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Official Public Comment: TDP."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Staff Planner David Wohlwill 2009 Sept. 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Comments: Transit Development Plan."
Public Comments Submitted to Port Authority Staff Planner David Wohlwill 2009 June 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Commuter Rail Service Through Oakland to Downtown." Public Statement
Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council Standing Committees 2009 Jan. 7.

Grata, Joe. "Consultant pinpoints areas transit service needs to improve."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 20.

Ritchie, Jim. "Bus routes labeled inefficient, study finds."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 20.

McKinnon, Jim. "Transit police try to stem rash of busway robberies."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 18.

* Rujumba, Karamagi. "Allegheny County to expand busway mural project."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 25.

* Ove, Torsten. "Judge throws out pension suit against Port Authority."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 17.

* Grata, Joe. "Getting Around: Port Authority ridership up as gasoline prices increase." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 13.

* Grata, Joe. "Getting Around: Another sign emerges that Act 44 was ill-advised." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 6.

* Ritchie, Jim. "Wood Street station has museum-worthy LeWitt mural."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 29.

* Donahoo, Melanie. "$500,000 rehab revives Edgewood's landmark rail depot."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 27.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letter Response to Christopher J. Hess, Assistant General Manager, Legal and Corporate Services, Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Regarding PAT Response to 2007 August 31 Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request. 2008 March 17.

* Vellucci, Justin. "Development around T stations will spur economy, officials say."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 13.

* Vellucci, Justin. "Study shows how growth may fit around T stations."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 6.

* Ritchie, Jim. "Transit strike possible: Pittsburgh chamber."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 4.

Save Our Transit, Pittsburgh, Mass Transit Appreciation Day Rally:
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST
Pennsylvania State Office Building, 300 Liberty Avenue at Commonwealth Place
Gateway Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 13:
Getting Around: Port Authority labor stalemate spurs Onorato, Rendell to action
By Joe Grata
Compares Philadelphia transit strike with possible Pittsburgh transit strike.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 13:
Column: Transit strike ready for launch By Eric Heyl

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 11:
Trying to head off strike, Onorato joins transit talks
By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 11:
Editorial: Transit squeeze / Port Authority pressures don't favor the workers

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 11:
Onorato vows to keep talks going By Mike Wereschagin

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 11:
Editorial: Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances: Please, Ed, no
Opposes mediation of public transit talks by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 9:
Rendell willing to mediate transit dispute
By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 9:
Editorial: Transit talk gridlock: Public be damned

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 8:
Transit union board approves strike vote By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 8:
Transit strike possible Nov. 25
Buses, trolleys could be idle on busiest shopping day of the year

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 8:
Agreement ends Philadelphia mass-transit strike By The Associated Press
Also, PAT union approves November 20 vote for Pittsburgh transit strike.

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m. - 2005 November 7:
Port Authority union leaders vote for driver strike

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 7:
Philly transit strike ends By John Loviglio, AP, The Associated Press
Also, PAT union approves November 20 vote for Pittsburgh transit strike.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2005 November 6:
Rendell warns against strike By Rick Wills

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 5:
Bus drivers may strike Nov. 20 By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 5:
Port Authority union criticizes talks, to meet Monday

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 2:
Same issues, different routes By Jim Ritchie
Compares Philadelphia transit strike with possible Pittsburgh transit strike.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 2:
SEPTA strike enters third day By The Associated Press

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 1:
Philly commuters scramble By The Associated Press
Philadelphia public transit strike began October 31.

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 13:
The T Stops … Where? Writer: Julie Mickens

Regarding proposal for elevated walkway to Penn Station replacing proposed Convention Center subway spur.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 13:
Port Authority, one union reach new labor agreement By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 8:
Redrawn maglev route eases some concerns By Richard Gazarik

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 6:
Port Authority police union OKs contract proposal By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 6:
New York increases subway security after word of threat to transit system
By The Associated Press

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 5:
Port Authority-union talks progressing By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 4:
Guest Commentary: In Rebuttal: North Shore Connector nonsense
By Jake Haulk, President, and Frank Gamrat, Senior Research Associate,
Allegheny Institute for Public Policy

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 3:
High-speed train plan moves slowly
Report on maglev's impact out this week

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 1:
200 properties in maglev's way By Rich Cholodofsky

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 29:
Letter-to-the-Editor: Transit dreams & boondoggles By Jack Ciak of Greensburg
Supports Maglev project or similar commuter rail line.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 28:
Guest Commentary: Henry Nutbrown: Why the North Shore Connector makes sense
Extending light rail to a fast-growing area will serve many people and catalyze more growth

By Henry Nutbrown, Assistant General Manager for Engineering and Construction,
Port Authority of Allegheny County [PAT]

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 23:
Editorial: The Connector & Maglev: Stop the insanity

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 20:
Port Authority rejects report by fact-finder in labor talks By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 20:
Transit agency rejects report By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 19:
Maglev talks resume after 2-year hiatus By Rich Cholodofsky

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 14:
North Side light rail plans raise concerns at the City Planning Commission
By Mark Belko

"North Shore Connector" may include demolition of The Carnegie's Miller Printing Company warehouse building, across street from The Carnegie Science Center, which currently includes storage of historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 14:
North Shore light-rail plans seem to favor sports fans
By Violet Law

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 14:
Stung by high bids, Port Authority restructuring North Shore rail project
Looking for a cheaper ride

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 September 8:
Column Commentary: Train sadly sidetracked as transit option
By Samantha Bennett

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 August 25:
Column Commentary: Pull the plug on the North Shore Connector rapid transit expansion project
By Jake Haulk, President of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 August 10:
Letter-to-the-Editor:
RE: “Don’t rail against the T” Letter in 2005 July 27 issue
of the Pittsburgh City Paper
By Glenn A. Walsh, Mount Lebanon

2005 August 10 Letter Written in Response to:
From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 July 28:
Letter-to-the-Editor:
Don’t rail against the T
By Judi McNeil, Director of Media Relations, Port Authority of Allegheny County

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 30:
"Rant":
The T Extension Is an Abomination By Matthew Khoury, Friendship


From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 July 21:
PAT closer to balancing new budget By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 July 21:
Commission OKs shift of highway money to keep Port Authority, other agencies rolling
Another Band-Aid for transit

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 26:
Tunnel vision By Jim Ritchie
Regarding the proposed Norh Shore Connector rapid transit extension project.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 25:
Port Authority banking on benefit cuts By Jim Ritchie

Port Authority Transit [PAT] Board of Directors ratifies Fiscal Year 2004-2005 spending plan [which was implemented over the past year as a continuing resolution] and approves a 2005-2006 annual budget with no proposed service cuts or rate hikes.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 22:
Port Authority budget full of 'ifs'
No fare hikes or service cuts are projected,
but spending plan has rosy assumptions

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 15:
House leader warns on transit funding
By Brad Bumsted [STATE CAPITOL REPORTER] and Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 23:
Scholars reconstructing dinosaur at K.C.'s Union Station
Planetarium also recently reopened.
By The Associated Press

From The Daily News, McKeesport, PA - 2005 March 11:
Rendell's transit funding proposal gets SPC approval By Patrick Cloonan

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 11:
Transit borrows more time By Jim Ritchie

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 11:
Transit fund transfer OK'd by 47-2 vote By Mike Bucsko

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 10, 4:07 p.m.:
Planning agency OK's funds transfer for transit By Mike Bucsko

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 2:
End of the Trolley Line?
Port Authority cuts threaten the 52 Allentown, a living link to Pittsburgh's lost streetcars

Due to a PAT funding shortfall, Route 52 Allentown [which partly operates on the route of Pittsburgh's first electric trolley line] will be discontinued after the final afternoon rush hour runs on Friday, March 4, 2005 [the last two roundtrip subway runs of a different subway line, between the Steel Plaza Subway Station and the Light Rail station at Penn Station, will also be discontinued the same date, about an hour earlier!]!

* 2005 January 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Transit managers cash in on pensions
TRANSIT: A PRICE TO PAY / Last of a series

By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2004 November 11:
How do the Port Authority bus routes get their numbers?
Question submitted by: Haley Grassel, Oakland
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2000 December 17:
Getting Around:
Mention of their pay ticks off Port Authority drivers

By Joe Grata

Includes proposal delivered at Port Authority fare-hike public hearing, by long-time public transit advocate Glenn A. Walsh, regarding maintaining the present transit fare as a special fare for the truly-needy, in Post-Gazette's weekly Sunday column on local transportation issues.

Grata, Joe. "Getting Around: Mention of their pay ticks off Port Authority drivers." Column: Getting Around.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2000 Dec. 17.
Includes proposal delivered at Port Authority fare-hike public hearing, by long-time public transit advocate Glenn A. Walsh, regarding maintaining the present transit fare as a special fare for the truly-needy, in Post-Gazette's weekly Sunday column on local transportation issues.

Grata, Joe. "Posvar says Downtown-Oakland rail line would be 'enormous asset'."
The Pittsburgh Press 1988 April 7: C1.
Glenn A. Walsh of Mt. Lebanon, a daily rider of PAT's new light-rail system between Downtown and the South Hills, said he would transfer to the Spine Line to get to his North Side job.

Grata, Joe. "Tough stance, Subway will be safest in the nation, PAT vows."
The Pittsburgh Press 1985 July 2: A2.
"They left no stone unturned," Glenn A. Walsh, chairman of the Allegheny County Transit Council subcommittee on subway safety, said of security measures taken by PAT.

Grata, Joe. "PAT selects 64 for riders' panel."
The Pittsburgh Press 1984 June 23: B5.
...Glenn A. Walsh of Dormont; John Weinhold of Green Tree...

Grata, Joe. "Elderly, Handicapped Request Break From PAT."
The Pittsburgh Press 1982 June 18: A2.
Glenn A. Walsh, representing the Commuter Affairs Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, denounced PAT for not lessening the impact of any fare hikes on discount riders...

Grata, Joe. "PAT To Reconsider PAT Fare Hikes."
The Pittsburgh Press 1980 Jan. 31: A1.
Newspaper Front Page: Glenn A. Walsh, representing the Commuter Affairs Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, denounced PAT for not lessening the impact of any fare hikes on discount riders...


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