P.O. Box 1041

                                                                                                Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041

                                                                                                Telephone: 412-561-7876

                                                                                                Electronic Mail: < gawalsh@planetarium.cc >

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                                                                                                2004 April 2


Mr. Paul P. Skoutelas, Chief Executive Officer

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Heinz 57 Center

345 Sixth Avenue, Third Floor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2527


RE: Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request


Dear Paul:


Under the terms of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law [Act of June 21, 1957, P.L. 390, No. 212, 60 P.S. 66.1 et seq., as amended], I hereby request that the following information be sent to me at the above address:


1) The exact cost of the 1980s construction 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.


2) A copy of the Port Authority Board resolution which authorized construction of the Mid-Day Rail Car Storage Yard at Penn Station in Downtown Pittsburgh.


3) A copy of the executed contract let, by the Port Authority, for construction of the Mid-Day Rail Car Storage Yard at Penn Station in Downtown Pittsburgh.


Please note that the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law was amended at the end of 2002 June, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; this amendment took effect, legally, on 2002 December 26. This amendment provides for the expeditious response, by government agencies, to requests from the public for information.


In the case of non-Commonwealth of Pennsylvania agencies, the response to Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law requests “shall not exceed five business days from the date the written request is RECEIVED.” I will look forward to the Port Authority of Allegheny County complying with the amended State law.


Sincerely yours,




Glenn A. Walsh




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

                Dan Onorato, Chief Executive, County of Allegheny

                Members, County Council, County of Allegheny

                Bob O’Connor, Pennsylvania Governor’s Representative in Western Pennsylvania

                News Media in Pittsburgh and Vicinity

                Public Transit Advocates and other interested parties