Port Authority’s Board of Directors today approved scaling back the planned 35 percent service reduction scheduled for March to 15 percent.
The 15-percent reduction would go into effect March 27 and allow the Authority to stretch short-term funding issued by the State over 18 months, through June 30, 2012.
The Board recognizes that the reductions are not ideal and certainly will have a negative impact on the region. It is the Board’s intention that the reductions are temporary due to a funding gap for transportation programs at the State level.
Neither the $45 million recently approved for Port Authority by the State nor the Board’s vote today resolve the crisis. A gap remains in State funding for transit, highway and bridge programs. The Authority is hopeful that local and State leaders are able to resolve the funding issues during the next 18 months.
More information on the 15-percent service reduction is available by clicking here, or by calling Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007.