So recently, in the city of my birth on the other side of the Commonwealth, a Pirates game let out at the same time as a Marilyn Manson “concert.” Not unlike when, here in Philly, a 76ers or Fliers game lets out at the same time as a Phillies “game” (at least this year): there are lots and lots of people waiting to ride SEPTA home.
But if you can believe it, it sounds like SEPTA does a much, much better job than our friends in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh’s Port Authority just can’t afford to run extra trains. From the Post-Gazette:
But he also said the past practice of running extra trains after major events is no longer possible. With the authority facing a $64 million budget deficit and record-breaking service cuts scheduled for September, “it’s not within our financial means,” he said.
SEPTA, fortunately, hasn’t seen the kinds of service cuts that Pittsburgh’s Port Authority has experienced recently. But if the state doesn’t get serious about enacting a real transportation funding bill, it can’t be far off.
Until then: Sorry, Pittsburgh.