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Pittsburgh port authority delays vote on service cuts, fare hikes


The Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board has postponed a vote on a service reduction proposal until November to give state officials more time to resolve a state transportation funding crisis, port authority officials said in a prepared statement.

The board now will consider a proposal to reduce service by 35 percent and increase fares at a Nov. 24 meeting. Fare hikes still would take effect in January, but service changes would not be implemented until March.

“Legislators in both houses and on both sides of the aisle have said that the statewide transportation funding crisis is very real, is very serious and must be solved in a comprehensive manner,” said port authority Chief Executive Officer Steve Bland. “They’ve also been very clear that the likelihood of doing so before the election is all but non-existent.”

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