Support House Bill 2112
State Reps. Dan Frankel and Mike Sturla have introduced a bill (HB 2112) that would ensure funding for Pennsylvania’s transportation system, including roads, bridges and mass transit.
This bill would route money from the Pennsylvania Turnpike for mass transit. Specifically, it would move $450 million annually from the roadway to transit.
Port Authority is facing a $64 million deficit in its operating budget for the coming fiscal year, starting July 1. This deficit will force the Port Authority of Allegheny County to make massive cuts to routes and services. Right now they are estimating that over 40 routes would be cut and that operating hours would be drastcally reduced especially later in the day. Lastly, for the routes that remain fairs will increase.
These proposed cuts are severely detrimental to the people of Allegheny County that rely on the Port Authority for transportation. They will limit the ability of many people to access employment and other essential elements of their lives.
Please Support House Bill 2112,