Friday, October 26, 2012

New Member Joins Port Authority Board

Port Authority of Allegheny County is pleased to welcome John Tague as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Tague was recently appointed to the Board by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. His term on the Board will expire December 31, 2013.

Mr. Tague has been committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania for more than two decades. As principal of JT Consulting Services, he advises companies and organizations on the creation of disability policies and training programs.

Additionally, he serves on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and State Vocational Rehabilitation Board, and is past chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. Mr. Tague has served on the Committee for Accessible Transportation (CAT), a Port Authority advisory council dedicated to improving transit for individuals with disabilities in Allegheny County. He is a past president of the Allegheny County Transit Council (ACTC) where he promoted concerns of frequent transit users.

He is a graduate of Edinboro University. Mr. Tague is a native of Erie and resides in Greenfield.

“For years, John has been a key presence at Port Authority Board meetings and transit hearings. He has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for riders, especially those living with disabilities,” said Steve Bland, CEO of Port Authority. “I have no doubt that his dedication, depth of knowledge and unique perspective will make him an immediate asset to our Board.”

Port Authority’s Board of Directors is made up of nine unpaid members appointed by the County Executive and approved by County Council.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blue-Library T Detours Oct. 12-14

Port Authority will work on replacement of a bridge along the Library line this weekend, detouring Blue Line-Library T service from 8 p.m. Friday through the weekend.

This work involves a small bridge that carries the light rail line over a stream just south of Monroe stop.

During the work, Blue Line-Library service will terminate at Lytle, where riders may transfer to shuttle buses operating between Lytle and Library. A map of the detour is below.

View Library Line Detour: Oct. 12-14 in a larger map

Riders should allow for extra time when traveling.

Normal service is expected to resume for Monday’s morning commute. The West Library Park and Ride lot remains closed through Oct. 28 due to the bridge project.

For more information, call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.