Context: The 2010 Transportation Funding Crisis

PCRG’s GoBurgh Initiative is the local leading voice regarding Pennsylvania’s transportation funding.  Our region faces many challenges in this sector. The transportation funding cut in 2010 directly impacted Pittsburgh and the broader region in a variety of areas:

  1. Hundreds of structurally deficient bridges were unable to be repaired.
  2. Over 20,000 taxpayers were required to pay $8,000 more/year to live their lives.
  3. Thousands of workers were forced to rely on mass transit to commute to work.
  4. Over 5,000 more cars drove through our neighborhoods daily, strangling them with congestion and hurting revitalization.

Below is a collection of useful information and links involving the crisis.  Please use this information to educate yourself and those in your community.



Press Release

PCRG – Port Authority Funding Crisis Press Release 3-22-11


PCRG – Funding Crisis Presentation for Monroeville Hearing 6-18-10 (PDF)

PCRG – State Transportation Funding Crisis Testimony 6-18-10 (PDF)

Unfunded Road Projects (PDF)

PA Statewide Infrastructure Survey (PDF)

Frequency Comparisons of Service Cuts

Transit Cut Spreadsheet: This spreadsheet illustrates peak service cuts.


2011 Weekday Service Cut Map (PDF)

Port Authority Riders outside Allegheny County Map (PDF)

Transit Utilization Map (PDF)


Letter to Legislators: This is a template for a letter to your local state rep.  Feel free to use the letter as is or edit it as you see fit.

Allegheny County Elected Officials (PDF): Use this map to find out who represents areas affected by transit cuts.

House Bill 8 is a transportation funding bill currently under consideration by the Pennsylvania House. 

Proposed Transit Legislation (PDF)


GoBurgh – Transportation Funding Crisis Article Post-Gazette 8-19-10

GoBurgh – Transportation Funding Crisis Article Tribune Review 8-20-10

September 24, 2010 – Post Gazette – Port Authority Cuts Delayed

October 4, 2010 – New Amendments Slow Up Transportation Overhaul Bill

October 13, 2010 – Tribune Review – $4 bus, T fares scrapped by Port Authority

External Links

Port Authority Funding Crisis Page


Transportation for America

Transportation Equality Network


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