Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

Pittsburgh port authority ditches 'premium' fare proposal


The Port Authority of Allegheny County created a supplemental public comment period extending from Oct. 13 to Nov. 12 to seek input on an adjustment to its fare proposal.

To address a $47.1 million fiscal-year 2011 budget shortfall, the agency had proposed raising Zone 1 fares by 25 cents to $2.25, increasing Zone 2 fares by 50 cents to $3.25 and charging a “premium” fare for some routes. Now, the agency is considering whether to eliminate the premium fares and instead increase the overall Zone 2 fare, according to a press release. The fare hike would take effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

The port authority also is proposing to slash light-rail and bus service 35 percent in March 2011.

The board plans to vote on the fare and service proposal in November.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 10/13/2010