TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Port Authority budget includes no fare hikes or service cuts

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, June 28, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
 

Port Authority of Allegheny County's board of directors on Friday adopted a $366.6 million budget for the fiscal year starting in July that doesn't include any fare increases or service cuts.

The spending plan is 1.5 percent smaller than this year's.

Port Authority cut pension costs to about $17.5 million from more than $30 million this year. A contract agreement reached last year with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 requires union members, including drivers and mechanics, to contribute more toward their pensions. The pact also allows Port Authority to replenish 2008 pension losses over the next decade instead of five years.

Port Authority's base fare will remain at $2.50, among the nation's highest for major transit agencies. Port Authority expects to carry about 60 million passengers next fiscal year, about the same as this year but down from almost 64 million in 2012.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Ferrante trial: Doctor couldn’t figure out what made Klein so sick
  2. Counterfeit credit card ring falls for failure to remember birth date on fake ID
  3. Pennsylvania chips in $2.5M for $38M boutique hotel in Pittsburgh
  4. Port Authority steps loser to linking Oakland and Downtown, makes switch from Highmark to Aetna
  5. Arrest made in connection with Rostraver home invasion
  6. Rossi: Middling Steelers must make a statement
  7. Predators winger Neal caught ‘blindsided’ by trade from Penguins
  8. Steelers free safety Mitchell is still settling into role on defense
  9. Monsour hospital properties sold at free-and-clear sale
  10. Steelers’ Adams delivers in pinch against Texans
  11. Primanti Bros. to mail sandwiches nationwide
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.