A deal is in the works to avoid cuts to Port Authority service this fall, according to a report by KDKA.
According to the report, negotiations between state, county and union officials are underway to avoid a one-third cut in service—including all service in the Plum, Oakmont and Verona area—on Sept. 2.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told KDKA that if the union, management, and county can come up with about $30 million, Gov. Tom Corbett will match that amount and restore service.
If an agreement isn't reached, the Port Authority most likely will move forward with the elimination of the 78 Oakmont route; and the P78 Oakmont Flyer and the P12 Holiday Park Flyer, express routes in Oakmont and Plum, respectively. The P16 Penn Hills Flyer (which services parts of Plum and Oakmont) and the P67 Monroeville Flyer also would be cut.
For the full report from KDKA, click here.
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