Pittsburghers for Public Transit will hold a march and rally on Friday to protest upcoming mass transit fare increases and service cuts. From the group's announcement:
Transit riders and activists from throughout Allegheny County will rally in downtown Pittsburgh to demand “MORE TRANSIT -- not LESS!” The march through downtown will underline the importance of public transportation in our lives, call upon the region’s biggest companies to pay their “fare” share, and remind government officials that public transportation is a basic human right that deserves full, dedicated funding.
Marchers will gather at Stanwix Street near Fort Pitt Boulevard at 3 p.m. and march at 3:30 p.m., ending at Gov. Tom Corbett's Pittsburgh office in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue. The last march against the transit cuts on May 23 ended with 11 arrests when activists blocked traffic at Fifth and Wood Street.
Now 88 days until more than one-third of our transit service is lost.
Lovely day for an orange cone or three ...
PennDOT announced this morning that the new bridge that carries Hulton Road over Plum Creek in Penn Hills and Plum has opened. Hulton Road has been closed since early April between Arbor Lane and Kirk Drive, sending 5,500 vehicles per day on a detour. Minor work on the $1.7 million replacement project will continue through late August.
Line painting on the bridges that carry Route 885 (Mifflin Road) over Streets Run Road and Streets Run will cause lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the bridge area south of the Glenwood interchange.
The closure on River Road in McKeesport and Port Vue will continue through late June for continuing sewer work being done by the McKeesport Municipal Authority. The road is closed from Rebecca Avenue to 15th Street.
Lane and shoulder closures are possible on the Birmingham Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays Monday through June 29 while cleaning continues.
Remember to consult earlier posts for more obstacles in your road, including weekend ramp closures on Interstate 579-Crosstown Boulevard and the continuing Parkway East "bathtub" restrictions.
Work hours for Friday on the Route 60 bridge in over Chartiers Creek in Thornburg have been changed to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (starting an hour earlier and continuing an hour later than usual). Alternating one-way traffic is possible during those times on weekdays through June 15.
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