ShareThis Page

New Stanton moves closer to having county bus service

| Friday, May 11, 2012, 1:19 a.m.

New Stanton is one step closer to being added to Westmoreland County Transit Authority's bus routes.

At Thursday's council meeting, Councilman Jerry Ilgenfritz said he recently met with WCTA officials and they test-drove their largest bus through the borough.

The proposed route would take residents to various locations throughout the county including the Sony plant in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County Community College and the Mt. Pleasant Wal-Mart store.

"We should be hearing from (the WCTA) soon," Ilgenfritz said. He added that no bus stop locations have been decided yet.

"(The buses) will actually stop for flag-downs," he said.

In other business, council discussed the possibility of contracting a secondary or emergency road salt supplier.

Councilman Scott Sistek, chairman of the streets and roads committee, said North Huntingdon Township put out back-up salt bids last year.

"They were never out of salt," Sistek said. New Stanton would not have had enough salt if it had snowed once more, he added.

Sistek will look into the matter further and present his findings to council.

Council also voted to make its annual donation of $125 to both the Youngwood Library and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.

Leaf pickups for the borough will be held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.

Councilman Greg Todd said leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags. The bags are available at the borough office and at retail stores.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me