Scott residents' reactions mixed on Port Authority bus route
Some Scott Township residents are voicing support for a bus route that other residents criticized a few weeks ago as a nuisance.
Residents in the dozens expressed concerns at the Oct. 22 commissioners meeting over the fate of Port Authority of Allegheny County's 38 route. Frustrations over the bus route's impact on Orchard Spring Road were a topic at the Oct. 8 meeting.
Marjorie Ann Tomawlewski, an Orchard Spring resident who takes the bus into Downtown, defended the route.
“I have kids, and we have never been negatively affected by the buses,” she said.
Resident Heather McCutheon said the bus service is vital to the area. Residents complaining about the route, she said, are concerned more with themselves.
“It's ‘me, me, me,'” she said. “They're voicing concerns about the inconvenience of public transportation? They're thinking about themselves.
“If you don't like to hear buses, move to the country,” she said.
Residents at the Oct. 8 meeting voiced concerns over the frequency of buses coming down Orchard Spring. Mary Lou Blasko, who lives on the street, told commissioners 60 buses go past her house each day.
Port Authority figures show about 1,000 people ride the 38 route each day.
Commission President Thomas Castello said he did not want to rehash Port Authority bus concerns. He did say the township was not trying to eliminate of the 38 route or change the frequency of buses, but rather would like to move the route away from the residential Orchard Spring Road.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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