State Rep. Austin Davis named to Port Authority board
State Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, was appointed Thursday to the Port Authority of Allegheny County board of directors by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.
The move puts Davis in a position to have more oversight on public transportation services and issues in and around Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
“Providing efficient, easy-to-use public transportation for Allegheny County residents will continue to be a cornerstone of my time in public office,” Davis said. “Public transportation is a lifeline in Allegheny County. Without it, some residents wouldn’t be able to get to doctor’s appointments, pick up their children, or visit family.”
The Port Authority’s board of directors is made up of 11 unpaid, volunteer members who are appointed by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, both parties in the state House of Representatives and Senate, and Gov. Tom Wolf.
Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].