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Mr. John A. Brooks, Chairman, Board of Directors

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Heinz 57 Center

345 Sixth Avenue, Third Floor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2527


RE: Pennsylvania Sunshine Act Request


Dear Mr. Brooks:


Under the terms of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act [Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq., as amended], and the Port Authority of Allegheny County Board Policy governing presentation by members of the public to the Board [located at Internet web address

< http://www.portauthority.org/grow/pgboardPolicy.asp >], I hereby request that I be scheduled to speak to the Port Authority Board at the Board meeting scheduled to be held on 2004 April 23 at 9: 30 a.m.


I will be representing myself, and my own opinions, during this presentation. No one will accompany me to this presentation. My addresses and telephone number are located at the beginning of this letter.


The issue I intend to address at this meeting will be the proposed abandonment of the seven-track [i.e. five stub tracks, and a loop track originally designed for PCC cars which can now be used as two additional storage tracks] Mid-Day Rail Car Storage Yard, for the storage of Light Rail Vehicles at Penn Station in Downtown Pittsburgh. According to Port Authority Director of Operations, Stephen R. Banta, the construction of the proposed Convention Center Subway Line will necessitate the complete abandonment of the Penn Station Rail Line, where the Mid-Day Rail Storage Yard is located.


I understand that this request must be received by you at least two weeks prior to the Board meeting, when I request to speak. This letter will be mailed on April 2 or 3, for arrival in your office on April 5, which should satisfy this requirement.


I understand that I will be provided up to ten minutes for my presentation before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.


Sincerely yours,




Glenn A. Walsh




Copy:†††† Members of the Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County

††††††††††††††† Dan Onorato, Chief Executive, County of Allegheny

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††††††††††††††† Bob OíConnor, Pennsylvania Governorís Representative in Western Pennsylvania

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