A deal is in the works to avoid drastic cuts to Port Authority service this fall, according to a report by KDKA.
According to the report, negotiations between state, Allegheny County and union officials are underway to avoid a one-third cut in service, which would reduce or eliminate many bus routes to the South Hills and close the Collier Garage, on Sept. 2.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told KDKA that if the union, management and county can come up with about $30 million, Gov. Tom Corbett will match that amount and restore service.
The Port Authority already increased fares on July 1 and eliminated several trolley stops in an attempt to raise revenue and streamline services.
Many riders in the South Hills face service cuts or route eliminations later this year if a dedicated revenue source is not found for mass transit in the state. The Collier Garage next to Anderson Equipment on Route 50 also is scheduled to be closed.