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City Council votes to hire consultant for $1.6 million Uptown transit study

Bob Bauder
| Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 12:33 a.m.

Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday unanimously advanced legislation that would authorize the hiring of a consultant for a $1.6 million study of development in the city's Uptown neighborhood.

The study will investigate the possibility of a Transit Revitalization Investment District in Uptown including a rapid transit bus corridor linking Oakland and Downtown. Council previously approved moving $1.6 million allocated for a community center in Riverview Park to pay for the study.

The city will seek federal grants to offset city costs.

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