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2007 August 31
Mr. Stephen G. Bland, Chief Executive Officer
Port Authority of
Heinz 57 Center/Gimbels Landmark Building
Under the terms of the
1) Ridership level statistics (this could come from, what has been referred to as, the “Rainbow Report”) for the two (Note: there are only two such runs) weekday afternoon Light Rail Transit runs from Penn Station to South Hills Village via Beechview, Dormont, and Mount Lebanon (I believe this route is referred to as 42P Penn Station to South Hills Village), for the last five fiscal years (i.e. Fiscal Years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007).
2) Staff justification for
the elimination of all rail service
on, what is known as, the Penn Station Line (i.e. Light Rail Transit line from
Penn Station to
3) Port Authority’s future
plans for the Penn Station Line (i.e. Light Rail Transit line from Penn Station
4) Port Authority’s future plans for the seven-track, Mid-Day Rail Car Storage Yard (i.e. five stub tracks and a loop track originally designed for PCC streetcars that can now serve as two additional storage tracks), which was constructed in the late 1980s and since that time has never been utilized for its intended purpose (or for any other purpose for that matter) !
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In the case of
Glenn A. Walsh
Copy: Members of the Board of Directors, Port Authority of
Dan Onorato, Chief Executive,
Members, County Council,