Public Transit - Pittsburgh

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PHOTOGRAPH TOUR OF CONSTRUCTION OF INBOUND SUBWAY TUNNEL
UNDER ALLEGHENY RIVER - PITTSBURGH: NORTH SIDE TO DOWNTOWN

News Articles Regarding 2008 Pittsburgh Public Transit
Labor Contract Renewal and Potential for Work Stoppage

2007 Pittsburgh Public Transit Funding Crisis:
Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT)

PAT Fare Increase Will Go Into Effect 2008 January 1

2007 Philadelphia Public Transit Funding Crisis

News Regarding North Shore Connector
Rapid Transit Extension Project

Proposed Elevated Pedestrian Walkway: Convention Center to Penn Station
Pittsburgh * 2006 July

Proposed Commuter Rail Service:
Oakland and Nearby Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

2009 January

History of Pittsburgh Commuter Rail Service:
Monongahela Valley Commuter Rail Service - The PATrain

2009 Janury

News Articles Regarding Philadelphia [SEPTA] Public Transit Strike - 2005

News Articles Regarding Averted Pittsburgh [PAT] Public Transit Strike - 2005

Sale and Abandonment of Historic Philadelphia Main Post Office
Located Across Market Street from Amtrak's 30th Street Station

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A Note About News Articles in This Archive

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 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.

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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.

Mauriello, Tracie. "Obama stresses education, transportation in budget address."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Feb. 13.

Balingit, Moriah. "Maglev Inc. assets to be auctioned off next month."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Feb. 13.

Olson, Thomas. "Assets of bankrupt Maglev to be sold at auction next month."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Feb. 13.

"Megabus to end service between Pittsburgh, Toronto."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP On-Line 2012 Feb. 13.

Grant, Tim. "As the railroad industry thrives, Pittsburgh companies profit and add jobs."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 5.
The railroad industry is picking up steam again, after losing ground decades ago to the nation's trucking industry. And Pittsburgh's expertise and history in the business -- Andrew Carnegie and the city's other industrialists needed good ways to move their steel a century ago -- has put the region on track to benefit from rail's resurgence.

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

"Maglev Inc. files for bankruptcy protection."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 29.

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

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

"Amtrak pledges $40 million to spruce up Chicago's Union Station."
Chicago Tribune/AP 2010 Oct. 5.

Hilkevitch, Jon. "Legislators urge 150+ mph bullet trains, not 110 mph trains."
Chicago Tribune 2010 Aug. 30.
A revolt is building against what some public officials mistakenly consider high-speed rail.

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.

Donohue, Pete. "Gov. Paterson, pols whacked student MetroCard program: Hidden deal revealed as MTA unveils cuts."
New York Daily News 2009 Dec. 17.

Namako, Tom. "MTA lowers the boom with doomsday cuts."
New York Post 2009 Dec. 17.

"Why Is the M.T.A. Always in Trouble?" Blog: Editorial.
The New York Times 2009 Dec. 16.

Grynbaum, Michael M. "M.T.A. Approves Big Service Cuts in Mass Transit."
The New York Times 2009 Dec. 16.

Wright, Chase. "Rail cuts could impact riders."
Norwalk News Norwalk, CT 2009 Dec. 17.

Cassidy, Martin B. "MTA deficit plan cuts rail cars, late-night train to Connecticut."
The Advocate, Stamford CT 2009 Dec. 15.

Schmitz, Jon. "Obama administration seeks power to regulate local rail transit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Dec. 8.

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.

Lindsay, Jay. "Cell phone ban may follow Mass. trolley crash."
Yahoo/AP 2009 May 9.

Neuman, William. "M.T.A. Chief Resigns in Management Shake-Up." Blog.
The New York Times On-Line 2009 May 7.

Donohue, Pete. "Gov. Paterson vows MTA 'cleanup and cleanout'; leadership shake-up; not forthright about finances."
New York Daily News On-Line 2009 May 7.

Namako, Tom. "MTA HEAD STEPS DOWN."
New York Post On-Line 2009 May 7.

Neuman, William and Nicholas Confessore. "M.T.A. Rescue Passes, but Impact Is Questioned."
The New York Times 2009 May 7: A30.

Donohue, Pete and Glenn Blain. "Albany to the rescue: Legislators derail 'doomsday,' pass MTA bailout."
New York Daily News 2009 May 7.

Scott, Brendan and Tom Namako. "FARE DEAL OK'D
ASSEMBLY & SENATE BAIL OUT MTA."

New York Post 2009 May 7.

"CHECK THEIR NUMBERS, TOM." Editorial.
New York Post 2009 May 7.

Neuman, William. "What the M.T.A. Bailout Plan Means for You." Blog.
The New York Times On-Line 2009 May 5.

Neuman, William and Nicholas Confessore. "Bailout Plan for M.T.A. Gains Two Essential Votes."
The New York Times 2009 May 5: A21.

"Railroad to Ruin." Editorial
New York Post 2009 May 5.

"No Fix for Public Transit." Editorial.
The New York Times 2009 May 4.

Scott, Brendan and Tom Namako. "Gov: Let's Deal with MTA Capital Budget Later."
New York Post On-Line 2009 May 4.

Donohue, Pete. "'Doomsday' has arrived: MTA board approves $2.50 subway fare, new budget."
New York Daily News On-Line 2009 March 25.

Namako, Tom, et.al. "MTA Raises Fares to $2.50 a Ride."
New York Post On-Line 2009 March 25.

Neuman, William and Jennifer Lee. "M.T.A. Increases Fares and Cuts Services."
The New York Times On-Line 2009 March 25.

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

O'Neill, Brian. "McCain misses the train on Amtrak." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 9.

Roddy, Dennis B. "A busload of stories still ride the 'grey dog,' 'They've all come to look for America.'"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 21.
Regarding opening of new Pittsburgh Greyhound Bus Station, and short history of Greyhound.

King Greenwood, Jill. "Bicyclists seek peaceful coexistence with motorists in city."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 20.

Nguyen, Daisy. "Calif. regulators ban cell use by train operators."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 19.

Jablon, Robert. "Light rail train hits bus in LA; 14 injured."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 19.

Blood, Michael R. and Justin Pritchard. "Investigators work to unravel train crash causes."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 14.
Regarding head-on collision of freight and Metrolink commuter trains outside of Los Angeles.

Goodall, John. "Rail service seen as boon to region."
Tribune Chronicle, Warren OH 2008 Aug. 31.

Selak, Jr., Ron. "Rail plan gaining speed."
Tribune Chronicle, Warren OH 2008 Aug. 14.

Lord, Rich. "Officials pledge better city for cyclists, walkers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 11.

Garcia, Oskar. "Court blocks MIT students from showing subway hack."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 10.

"New Pittsburgh bus station to open in September."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Aug. 7.

Gillies, Rob. "Greyhound scraps ads after Canada bus beheading."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 6.

Metz-Dworkin, Abra. "Greyhound terminal, parking garage to open Sept. 29."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 6.

Bomkamp, Samantha. "Bus travel grows as fuel soars, airfares leap."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/AP 2008 Aug. 4.

Thomas, Mary Ann. "Nostalgic appeal attracts riders to region's scenic railroads." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 3.
"This summer, the group (Dunbar Historical Society, which can be seen on the Fayette Central Railroad) is building a beehive coke oven based on plans used by Henry Clay Frick."

Goldsmith, Belinda. "New York subway romance hits end of the line."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 July 29.

Thomas, Mary Ann. "Footbridge spanning Kiski to be renovated."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 July 28.
Pedestrian bridge over Kiskiminetas River designed by famous John A. Roebling's Sons Company.

O'Neill, Brian. "Around Town: Midnight train to Cleveland? C'mon, get rail!">
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 22.

"Bus station-garage to open Aug. 19."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 June 20.

Lord, Rich. "New Downtown bus station, garage nearing completion."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 June 19.

Hollander, Sarah. "High-speed rail line for Ohio gets boost from rising gas prices."
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland 2008 June 16.

* Ahmed, Azam, et al. "Police grapple for clues. Why did semi plow through crowd at station?."
Chicago Tribune On-Line 2008 April 27.

* "CTA service resuming at Chinatown 'L' station."
Chicago Tribune On-Line 2008 April 26.

* McKay, Gretchen. "Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will celebrate transit's role in Pittsburgh's 250 years of growth."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 24.

* McKay, Gretchen. "Trolley museum recalling vintage form of transportation draws a dedicated group of volunteers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 20.

* Blake, Dan P., Azam Ahmed and Monique Garcia. "CTA Blue Line trains running again."
Chicago Tribune On-Line 2008 April 15.

* Higgins, Michael. "Blue Line derailment victim settles for $1.25 million."
Chicago Tribune 2008 April 15.

* Confessore, Nicholas. "$8 Traffic Fee for Manhattan Gets Nowhere."
The New York Times 2008 April 8.

* "BLOOMBERG: TRAFFIC PLAN WOULD HAVE PASSED."
New York Post/AP 2008 April 8.

* Berman, Russell. "Bloomberg Assails Assembly Over Defeat of Traffic Tax."
The New York Sun 2008 April 8.

* Lucadamo, Kathleen and Kenneth R. Bazinet. "Bloomberg says congest plan had the votes, but doesn't blame Silver."
New York Daily News 2008 April 8.

* Cardwell, Diane. "City Council Approves Fee to Drive Below 60th."
The New York Times 2008 April 1.

* Gallahue, Patrick. "'CONGE$T' BARELY WINS COUNCIL OK."
New York Post 2008 April 1.

* Rauh, Grace. "Albany Is Next Stop for Congestion Pricing."
The New York Sun 2008 April 1.

* Lisberg, Adam. "City Council OKs traffic congestion plan."
New York Daily News 2008 April 1.

* 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.

* Leyden, John. "Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network."
The Register, London 2008 Jan. 11.

* 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 Oct. 2 - Public Statement
Before the Budget and Finance Committee of Allegheny County Council,
At a Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Options for a Local Transit Tax,
By Glenn A. Walsh:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 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. 29 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Guest Op-Ed Article
Fund bridge repairs, not sprawl and speculation
To prevent calamities like the Minneapolis bridge collapse, we need to spend our money more wisely

By David Tessitor
Reform Party candidate for an at-large seat on Allegheny County Council (www.tessitor.com).

* 2007 Aug. 17 - The Tribune-Review, Greensburg PA:
$500K grant to explore Pittsburgh-Westmoreland commuter line
By Rich Cholodofsky

* 2007 Aug. 17 - Valley News Dispatch, New Kensington/Tarentum PA:
Westmoreland gets grant for rail service study from Arnold
By Rich Cholodofsky

* 2007 July 29 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Column - Getting Around By Joe Grata
Getting Around: Henry Nutbrown leaves a multibillion-dollar imprint

* 2007 July 26, 2:47 p.m. EDST - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
South Hills Junction to reopen Monday for bus riders

* 2007 July 26, 12:21 p.m. EDST - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Port Authority director overseeing tunnel project to quit
By Joe Grata

* 2007 July 26, 9:29 a.m. EDST - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Railroad firms report earnings increases
By Anya Sostek
Revenue jumped 24 percent from the year-ago quarter to $326 million, which the company attributed to a growing transit market and continued strong demand from freight products.

* 2007 July 26 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Soft soil stiffens cost of subway tunnel
By Mark Roth

* 2007 July 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Port Authority to lose T work overseer
By Jim Ritchie

* 2007 July 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Perspectives (op-Ed)
Allegheny County doesn't need a drink tax
We should look for other revenue and reform the Port Authority instead

By State Rep. Chelsa Wagner, D-Brookline, represents the 22nd District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (www.pahouse.com/wagner).

* 2007 July 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Fly ash could save cash on T extension
By Jim Ritchie

* 2007 July 22, 12:26 p.m. EDST - The Associated Press:
Soggy Amsterdam's Test: Digging a Subway
By TOBY STERLING

* 2007 July 21 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
$4.6 million more poured into North Shore Connector
By Jim Ritchie

* 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.

* 2007 July 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Inaction could kill 'green' casino in Pittsburgh
By Andrew Conte
ALSO: Majestic Star has been talking with the Port Authority of Allegheny County
about an extension of the T light rail system into the casino's third-floor
parking garage

* 2007 July 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Former Pittsburgh streetcar driver proved she could handle job
By Tony LaRussa
Death of first female streetcar operator (1944 Aug. 22) in Pittsburgh.

* 2007 July 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Officials to listen to T-station area ideas
By Mike Cronin
July 12 meeting in Mt. Lebanon to seek suggestions for development at South Hills T rail stations.

* 2007 July 9 - The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Seeing red: D.C.'s Metro faces change
Rather than raise fares, rail will lower ambience.

By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Washington Bureau

* 2007 July 9 - The Philadelphia Inquirer/AP:
Orange County Commuters Face Bus Strike

* 2007 June 30 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
T work will shutter part of Stanwix Street
By Jim Ritchie
Subway extension work begins Downtown.

* 2007 May 31 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Column: Brian O'Neill
Roddey's drive down memory
Former Allegheny County Executive and former PAT Board Chairman Jim Roddey drives his automobile on PAT busways for the last time.

* 2007 May 19 - New York Times:
Con Ed Will Inspect Its Grates
By PATRICK McGEEHAN and ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD

* 2007 May 19 - WCBS-TV 2, New York:
Con Ed To Inspect Sidewalk Grates After Accident

* 2007 May 19 - WNYC New York Public Radio:
Con Ed to Inspect Sidewalk Grates

* 2007 May 18 - New York Post:
GRATE! ANOTHER CON ED PLUNGE
WOMAN ESCAPES ZAP DEATH

By ERIN CALABRESE and DAVID ANDREATTA

* 2007 May 18 - UPI:
N.Y. grate collapse nearly kills woman

* 2007 May 18- WCBS-TV 2, New York:
Woman Falls Through Sidewalk Grate In Midtown
By Tamsen Fadal

* 2007 May 17 - WABC-TV 7, New York:
Woman rescued after falling through grate
Taken to hospital with minor injuries

Sidewalk grate located at 51st Street and 7th Avenue.

* 2007 May 17 - 1010 WINS Newsradio, New York:
Woman Falls Through Sidewalk Grate in Midtown

* 2007 May 17 - NY1, Time Warner Cable, New York:
Woman Falls Through Sidewalk Grate In Midtown

* 2006 Nov. 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Why your train is late when autumn leaves fall
By Elizabeth Holmes, The Wall Street Journal

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Greensburg-Pittsburgh rail lines inch closer to reality
By Rich Cholodofsky

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum/New Kensington PA:
Westmoreland seeks $500,000 for rail study
By Rich Cholodofsky and Michael Aubele

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Arnold leaders OK agreement to keep bus service in the city

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Leader Times, Kittanning PA:
Washington County commissioner supports gas tax increase
By Michael Miller

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Leasing out turnpike could be $30B windfall
By Brad Bumsted and Jim Ritchie

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Financial picture better for Port Authority
Projected deficit $12 million less than expected

By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin:
Biehler: State Road System Is 'Broken'
By: JIM PANYARD, Special To The Evening Bulletin

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin:
11/17/06 The Thursday Wrap
By:, Tribune-Review

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Tough choices ahead for public transit
Transportation panel hears ideas after controversial report

By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Commission backs state gas tax increase
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

* 2006 Nov. 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: The Thursday wrap

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Audit says labor expenses crippling Port Authority
Panel faults transit costs

By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Midweek Perspectives: No smoking, no sprawling
We must change our culture and stop wasting land

By Thomas Hylton

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Letters-to-the-Editor: Post-election taxation (second letter on web page) and
Thanks for nothing (third letter on web page)

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: The transit report: The highwaymen

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Column: Rendell's bus takes public for taxing ride
By Eric Heyl

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Philadelphia Daily News:
Editorial: DR. RENDELL, MEET SICK TRANSIT
SECOND TERM STARTS NOW - WITH A STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Philadelphia Daily News:
SEPTA HAS TO BITE - BEFORE IT GETS BITTEN
By LANCE HAVER

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Panel wants 12.5-cent hike in gas tax for road repairs, public transit
By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
State eyes gas tax increase
By Brad Bumsted and Jim Ritchie
STATE CAPITOL REPORTER

* 2006 Nov. 14 - The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA:
Transportation report calls for increased gas tax, fees
By Chris Buckley

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Associated Press:
Report recommends $1.7 billion for Pa. transportation needs
By MARTHA RAFFAELE

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Rendell vows to tackle mass transit problem
How well he does with the issue could determine the success or failure of his second term.

By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
A taxing ride may be ahead for Pa.
A report recommends raising the gas tax 12.5 cents a gallon for roads, bridges and transit.

By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer

* 2006 Nov. 14 - Philadelphia Daily News/Associated Press:
Panel eyes boosts in tax, fees

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority seeks opinions on method for deciding service cuts
By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Higher taxes, fees recommended for transit and roads
By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Traffic solution may be just a trolley ride awayBy
John Haigis

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Philadelphia Daily News:
Column: Pa. earns chance to become relevant
By John Baer

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Weekly Column: Getting Around: Road, bridges and buses ... You'll get what you pay for
By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Forum: Hobbled transit
The time has come to find reliable funding for mass transit in Pennsylvania, argue COURT GOULD and WALLACE WATSON

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Gum balls lead eighth-graders to facts about transit
By David Guo
Regarding Bruce Wells and Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: Fast Eddie's CYA: He bets, you pay

* 2006 Nov. 11 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority makes bus route adjustments
Including conversion of 33F to feeder line.

* 2006 Nov. 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

* 2006 Nov. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority may move its offices
By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Rendell eyes transportation, infrastructure funding
By Tom Barnes

* 2006 Nov. 2 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
McDonald bus riders protest transfer plan
By Joe Grata

* 2006 Sept. 22, 12:00 Noon - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
German maglev crash kills 15; similar train sought here
By Joe Grata

* 2006 July 27 - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP:
Port Authority approves up to $2 billion for new tunnel
By JANET FRANKSTON
Port Autority of New York and New Jersey approve money for proposed
$6 billion commuter rail tunnel under Hudson River.

* 2006 July 23 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Getting around:
Port Authority's No. 2 is lucky to leave as a survivor
Jason Fincke retires at age 50.
By Joe Grata

North Shore Connector
Rapid Transit Extension Project

Map of Proposed North Shore Connector Subway Extension

* Grata, Joe. "Project to bore tunnel under Allegheny taking 2 giant steps."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 10.

* Grata, Joe. Column - Getting Around: "Cost of subway extension has not risen."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 9.

* Amen, Rob. "Want to put your name on a tunnel?"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 8.

* Amen, Rob. "Potential line of loot."
Pittsburgh Trib p.m. 2008 March 7.

* Sikora, Kristy. Letter-to-the-Editor: "Gateway T station should remain open."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 4.

* Ritchie, Jim. "Rising costs for light-rail tunnel spark concern."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 24.

* Grata, Joe. "Gateway 'T' stop to close for 2 years."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 23.

* Dickey, Robert W. "KQV Editorial More Disconnects with The North Shore Connector!.
Radio Broadcast. KQV-AM 1410 News Radio Pittsburgh 2008 Feb. 22.
"Second, it’s a terrible waste of taxpayers dollars which could have been better dedicated to improving public transit to the Oakland medical and cultural centers, serving the city’s largest resident population…"

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Tough choices ahead for public transit
Transportation panel hears ideas after controversial report

By Joe Grata

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Commission backs state gas tax increase
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
U.S. gives green light to tunnel under river
By Caitlin Cleary

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Tunnel work set for October
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 Sept. 8 - Port Authority of Allegheny County:
News Release
North Shore Connector
Full Funding Grant Agreement Signed; Construction Ready To Begin

* 2006 July 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Column: Connector will face deepest scrutiny
By Jack Markowitz

* 2006 July 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Official: Put brakes on Connector
By Thomas Olson

* 2006 July 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial: Start digging / The Port Authority keeps the connector on track

* 2006 July 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
New rail route no sure thing
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 July 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority gives nod to twin tunnels under Allegheny River
By Mark Belko

* 2006 July 14 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Port Authority to award $156M contract for 1st phase of Connector
By Jeremy Boren

* 2006 July 13 - On-Line Newspaper Reports of PAT Board vote on North Sbore Connector Rapid Transit Extension Project (which would serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side) --
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (12:11 p.m. EDST):
Port Authority approves twin tunnels under river By Mark Belko
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11:55 a.m. EDST):
Port Authority approves North Shore connector contract By Jeremy Boren

* 2006 July 13 - Public Statement of Glenn A. Walsh before Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County, supporting approval of primary contract for the North Sbore Connector Rapid Transit Extension Project (which would serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side), but recommending that construction of one North Side transit station be deferred, to resolve cost overruns: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Archive of listserver messages regarding North Shore Connector project.
Also see Mr. Walsh's on-air rebuttal to KQV-AM 1410 NewsRadio editorial.
*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City, is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987), and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 July 13 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
County Council votes to limit funding for subway project
By Lara Brenckle

* 2006 July 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Opinion: Midweek Perspectives: All aboard mass transit
The way to the future lies in tunneling under the Allegheny to extend the T

By Jack Brooks

* 2006 July 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
County Council may bury tunnel
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 July 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP:
Chicago Commuters Return to Subway
By MEGAN REICHGOTT

* 2006 July 8 - Broadcast Reply to KQV NewsRadio Editorial
Broadcast on KQV-AM 1410 KHz: 2006 July 8, 9, & 10:
Submitted 2006 July 5 - Recorded 2006 July 7
Broadcast Reply from Glenn A. Walsh,
to Editorial of KQV President and General Manager Robert W. Dickey
Opposing Construction of the North Shore Connector Rapid Transit Project,
Which Would Serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.
KQV Web Site: Glenn A. Walsh Broadcast Reply
Original Bob Dickey Editorial (Bob Dickey's Editorial Follows Editorial Reply on web page.)
Announced KQV air times, of on-air rebuttal, listed at end of listserver message.
Also see Mr. Walsh's statement before the PAT Board and news reports of primary contract Board vote
Also see Broadcast Reply to 2005 KQV Editorial Opposing North Shore Connector.

* 2006 July 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Light-rail extension under Allegheny River gets federal approvals
By Joe Grata

* 2006 July 8 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Port Authority likely to OK North Shore connector
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 June 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Report: Reroute buses, redo Market Square
New city task force to consider options

Including two Downtown "Transit Centers"
By Mark Belko

* 2006 June 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Rerouting buses part of solution
By Jeremy Boren

* 2006 June 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Editorial: Transit largess
Proposes privitization of public transit and elimination of public transit subsidies.

* 2006 June 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Riding down memory lane
Trolleys preceded transit of today.
By Ron Paglia

* 2006 June 24 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Mineta leaving Bush Cabinet
Transport chief also served Clinton

* 2006 June 24 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority facing deficit of $31 million By Joe Grata

* 2006 June 23, 24 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
SEPTA OKs budget with gap
The plan is $50.3 million short.
Officials hope a new state panel finds a dedicated funding source.

By Larry King

* 2006 June 23 - Philadelphia Daily News:
No fare hike, service cuts for SEPTA
But agency must deal with a $50M shortfall

By CHRISTINE OLLEY

* 2006 June 23 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Port Authority approves budget
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 June 23 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Mon Incline closed for the weekend

* 2006 June 22 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Amtrak loses power for 3d time
The mysterious failure shut down commuter traffic between Newark and New York City.

By Leonard N. Fleming

* 2006 June 21 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Near rail stops, transit villages begin to sprout
Collingswood, Haddonfield, and other PATCO towns are looking to capitalize.

By Edward Colimore

* 2006 June 21 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Studies of transit woes cost $1 million
By Jim Ritchie

* 2006 June 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Port Authority plans to boost South Hills garage use
Agency's business strategy includes leasing spaces, offering lot for sale

By Joe Grata

* 2006 June 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Forum: Property-tax reduction is the wrong battle, says THOMAS HYLTON.
More compact living will reduce government spending

* 2006 June 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Deadline nears on 'T' decision
Port Authority likely must decide by July 15 on funding, contract

By Joe Grata

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New bus station, garage contracts awarded
For new Downtown Greyhound Bus Station

* 2006 June 13 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
T extension fate to be known soon
By Jim Ritchie

***

* 2006 March 22
Long-Range Planning Committee, Allegheny County Transit Council --
Report on Committee Actions of 2006 March 22
Regarding Easier Pedestrian Access between the
David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the
Rapid Transit Station, Located at the Pennsylvania Railroad Station (“Penn Station”),
of Port Authority of Allegheny County
Resolution (Approved by a unanimous vote) *** Memorandum to Transit Council Membership

Port Authority of Allegheny County Proposal to Defer Construction of Proposed
Convention Center Extension of Downtown Subway System

PAT Proposed Subway Construction Project Revisions and Rationale
With Link to the North Shore Connector Environmental Report on Proposed Project Revision

* 2006 January - Official Public Comments Submitted on Proposed Project Revision:

Allegheny County Transit Council (ACTC) *** Glenn A. Walsh

***

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 13:
The Greyhound doesn't stop here anymore
Recent cuts in bus service isolate riders in smaller towns

By Mike Bucsko and Cindi Lash

From the Philadelphia Daily News - 2005 Nov. 10:
Gunn fired as Amtrak prez

From the Philadelphia Inquirer - 2005 Nov. 10:
On the Side | New crop of pink slips at old Reading Market

From the Philadelphia Inquirer - 2005 Nov. 10:
Board fires Amtrak's Gunn

It said faster change was needed for debt-laden public rail. Democrats questioned the move.

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

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

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

Proposal - 2005 August 24:
Elevated Pedestrian Walkway, Convention Center to Penn Station
Proposal unanimously approved for forwarding to the
Executive Committee of the Allegheny County Transit Council for consideraton,
at the 2005 August 24 Joint Meeting of:
Long-Range Planning Committee [Chair: Jonathan Robison], Allegheny County Transit Council and
Technology Committee [Chair: Stu Strickland], Allegheny County Transit Council
Original Suggestion By Glenn A. Walsh; Draft Proposal By Stu Strickland.
Basic Proposal
Addendum: Table S-1: Study Area Goals and Objectives
[Addendum from the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), North Shore Connector project]

Proposed Abandonment of PAT's Penn Station Rail Yard - Letter and Rebuttal:
Letter of Paul P. Skoutelas: 2004 May 18
Rebuttal of Glenn A. Walsh: 2005 August 25


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


Public Statement - 2005 July 20:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
Regarding Governor Ed Rendell's Transit Funding Proposal--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version
Commission Approved Transit Fund "Flex" by 37 to 10 Vote

Public Statement - 2005 June 30:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
(Also, submitted to SPC by electronic mail < comments@spcregion.org >,
during official public comment period for Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment:
Proposal To Flex Highway Funds To Public Transit Needs
)
Regarding Governor Ed Rendell's Transit Funding Proposal--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

Broadcast Reply to KQV NewsRadio Editorials -
Recorded 2005 June 24 *** Broadcast on KQV-AM 1410 KHz: 2005 June 25, 26, & 27:
Broadcast Reply, from Glenn A. Walsh,
to Editorials (2) of KQV President and General Manager Robert W. Dickey
Opposing Construction of the North Shore Connector Rapid Transit Project,
Which Would Serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.
Original electronic mail reply (longer)
Also See Broadcast Reply to 2006 July KQV Editorial Opposing North Shore Connector.

Proposal - 2005 June 22:
Proposal before the Planning Committee of Allegheny County Transit Council:
Continued Use of Penn Station LRT Station And Use of LRT Rail Yard

Reply to KQV NewsRadio Editorials - 2005 June 20:
Electronic Mail Reply, from Glenn A. Walsh,
to Editorials (2) of KQV President and General Manager Robert W. Dickey
Opposing Construction of the North Shore Connector Rapid Transit Project,
Which Would Serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.
Shortened Broadcast Reply - Recorded 2005 June 24 *** Broadcast on KQV-AM 1410 KHz: 2005 June 25, 26, & 27
Also See Broadcast Reply to 2006 July KQV Editorial Opposing North Shore Connector.

Public Statement - 2005 May 24:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Regarding Maintenance Problems with Grant Street Brick Pavers--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

From The Almanac, Pittsburgh's South Hills - 2005 May 11:
PAT unlocks new parking garage
$24 million ‘T?site built for 2,200 vehicles

By Bob Williams

Regarding completion and opening of the first parking garage built by the Port Authority of Allegheny County [PAT], which is the second largest parking garage in Allegheny County [largest parking garage in county is at Pittsburgh International Airport]. The new parking garage expands parking available at PAT's South Hills Village Light Rail Station.

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

Public Statement - 2005 March 10:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Regarding Governor Ed Rendell's Transit Funding Proposal--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 27:
Getting Around: Amtrak taking a whack at Pittsburgh's passenger trains again
By Joe Grata

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 23:
On track with the 3 Rivers; Daily, 100 take train from city
By Marilyn Bartolacci

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 23:
Editorial: Starving Amtrak / Congress should fight to keep passenger rail

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 20:
Jack Markowitz
Amtrak can't be derailed further; it's off track here

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!]!

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

News Release - 2004 November 4:
PUBLIC HEARING "LEGAL FORMALITY"
WHILE PAT WASTES MONEY ON HOTEL BALLROOM

Public Statement - 2004 November 4:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Port Authority of Allegheny County
Regarding Proposed Drastic Fare Increase and Service Cuts--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

Public Statement - 2004 October 27:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Allegheny County Council
Regarding Port Authority Proposal to Waste $2 Million of Taxpayers' Money
By Abandonment of Never-Used Rail Car Storage Yard--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

Public Statement - 2004 July 13:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Allegheny County Council
Regarding Port Authority Proposal to Waste $2 Million of Taxpayers' Money
By Abandonment of Never-Used Rail Car Storage Yard--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

Public Statement - 2004 July 13:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Construction of an Intermodal Terminal Including a
New Greyhound Bus Station With Connections to Proposed
Convention Center Subway Station

Architectural firm designing new intermodal transportation terminal, IKM Incorporated, is successor to the Ingham and Boyd architectural firm which designed The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in 1937. Statement also refers to impending City Council approval of City-Designated Historic Structure status for five original Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood branches.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 27:
Breezewood's Post House is closing its doors
Cafeteria loses fight for profits

By Paula Reed
One of the last of Greyhound's Post Houses, with restaurant and gift shop [selling Amish-made items], serving intercity bus riders for 40 years.

News Release - 2004 June 25:
PORT AUTHORITY USES LEGAL TECHNICALITY TO PREVENT FURTHER
PUBLIC INPUT ON WASTE OF $2 MILLION OF TAXPAYERSEMONEY

Letter Received - 2004 June 22:
Letter from Port Authority General Counsel Dennis L. Veraldi
To Glenn A. Walsh
Stating that PAT is Exempt from Section 10.1
of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act,
Regarding Public Participation at Board Meetings

News Release - 2004 June 16:
PORT AUTHORITY VIOLATES PENNSYLVANIA SUNSHINE ACT

Letter Sent - 2004 June 15:
Letter from Glenn A. Walsh
to PAT Board Chairman John A. Brooks
Stating the Denial of Request to Address PAT Board
Violates Pennsylvania Sunshine Act

Letter Received - 2004 June 11
Letter from PAT Board Chairman John A. Brooks
to Glenn A. Walsh
Denying Request to Address PAT Board

Letter Sent - 2004 June 9
Letter from Glenn A. Walsh to
Port Authority Board Chairman John A. Brooks
Requesting to Address PAT Board
Under Terms of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act

Public Statement - 2004 June 8:
(Written, transmitted via electronic mail)
Written Statement of Glenn A. Walsh,
for the public hearing of the Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority
regarding proposal for reduction in Saturday bus service to Pittsburgh

Proposed Abandonment of PAT's Penn Station Rail Yard - Letter and Rebuttal:
Letter of Paul P. Skoutelas: 2004 May 18
Rebuttal of Glenn A. Walsh: 2005 August 25

News Release - 2004 April 23:
$2 MILLION OF TAXPAYERSEMONEY TO BE WASTED
BY PAT ABANDONMENT OF NEVER-USED RAIL CAR STORAGE YARD
TRANSIT ADVOCATE ASSAILS WASTE OF
TRANSIT FUNDS BEFORE PAT BOARD

Public Statement - 2004 April 23:

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh, before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Regarding Complete Waste of $2 Million of Taxpayer Money If A Never-Used Rail Yard is Abandoned--
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

Attachment to 2004 April 23 Statement:
2002 June 3 Comments Regarding
Final Environmental Impact Statement of
North Shore Connector Rapid Transit Extension Project

News Release - 2004 April 5:
TAX MONEY TO BE WASTED BY PAT ABANDONMENT
OF NEVER-USED RAIL CAR STORAGE YARD

Letter - 2004 April 2:

Letter to Port Authority of Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer Paul P. Skoutelas, from Glenn A. Walsh, requesting information regarding Downtown Pittsburgh rail yard proposed for abandonment, under terms of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law.

Letter - 2004 April 2:
Letter to Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors Chairman John A. Brooks, from Glenn A. Walsh, requesting time to address the PAT Board of Directors at their 2004 April 23 board meeting, under terms of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act.

News Release and Public Statement - 2003 May 21:
PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM COLLAPSE IN PITTSBURGH?/
DISCOUNTED TRANSIT FARES FOR TRULY NEEDY

News Release - 2003 January 24:

News release regarding public statement of Glenn A. Walsh, before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, regarding enhanced pedestrian access to the new Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Station in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Public Statement - 2003 January 24:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh, before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, regarding enhanced pedestrian access to the new Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Station in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Public Statement - 2003 January 22:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh, before the Council of the Borough of Wilkinsburg, regarding enhanced pedestrian access to the new Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Station in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Public Comments - 2002 June 3:
Public Comments of Glenn A. Walsh regarding Final Environmental Impact Statement of the Pittsburgh North Shore Connector Rapid Transit Extension Project

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.


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