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Port Authority Transit Fare Public Hearings
February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Port Authority of Allegheny County is hosting two public hearings regarding the new transit fare proposal. The hearings will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the William Penn Ballroom inside the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 at the Connolly Ballroom inside Alumni Hall in Oakland.
The Authority’s Board is considering a policy that would replace the current multi-zone system with a single zone that would cost all riders $2.50 with a ConnectCard regardless of their destination; instate a 25 cent surcharge for riders paying with cash; move to a pay-on-enter system; eliminate the free Downtown bus zone; offer new products; and charge riders $2 for a ConnectCard on Jan. 1, 2017.
Those wishing to sign up to speak at the public hearings can register by calling 412-566-5187 or 412-231-7007 for TTY. Speakers will be limited to three minutes.
Additionally, comments on the proposal will be accepted Feb. 1 through March 31:
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Attn: Fare Policy Proposal, 345 Sixth Ave., Third Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
For more information, see the full press release here.