Monday, July 19, 2010

Pennsylvania Stimulus Oversight Commission to Meet in Pittsburgh, Give Away Transit Pass

One lucky person will win a one-month transit pass in Pittsburgh, just for learning more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The winner will be selected by random drawing in Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 22, when the state's Stimulus Oversight Commission holds its first meeting in the city.

The drawing is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania's Stimulus Accountability Office and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The pass will give the winner one month of unlimited rides on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's transit system, which includes bus and light rail public transit service.

To enter the drawing, go to Entries must be received electronically by 8:59 a.m. on July 22.

There is a limit of one entry per person. All entries must include valid contact information including: name, address, age, phone number, and valid e-mail address. Complete rules are available on the website.

The Stimulus Oversight Commission reviews, monitors and advises on Pennsylvania's spending of Recovery Act funds to assure that they are spent responsibly and effectively. The Commission will hold its regular public meeting this month in Pittsburgh from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 22, in the ballroom of the William Pitt Union building on the University of Pittsburgh's main campus.

For more information, visit

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