Pittsburg is facing massive service cuts to public transit on September 2. Up until now, Governor Corbett hasn’t taken any measures to get involved. Something needs to happen to deal with their $64 million deficit because cutting 46 of the 102 existing routes and having very limited service after 10 pm will negatively impact everyone!
Budget issues are creating the worst possible scenario for public transportation users in Pittsburgh. The proposed plan includes not only a fare increase but also severe service cutbacks. 46 of the current 102 bus routes would be eliminated!
Governor Corbett’s actions (or inaction) to deal with Pittsburgh’s situation will be an indicator on how well he will handle budget issues that appear to also be on the horizon for SEPTA.