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February 22, 2007


To the University community:

Many University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff and students are asking what they can do to help prevent the proposed drastic reductions in Port Authority service scheduled to go into effect in June. This situation is urgent, because recommended Port Authority staff cuts are to be announced next month.

There’s still time to phone or write your state representative, state senator, Allegheny County Council member or county executive Dan Onorato in order to explain to the legislator or an aide how proposed mass transit cuts will affect you personally.

Contact information for your state senator and representative can be found at Contact information for your Allegheny County Council member can be found at

Alternatively, make an appointment to go see your state legislator on a Thursday or Friday, when they have open office hours. In my personal experience, legislators are responsive to phone calls and visits from individual constituents. It’s a simple thing to do, yet it could help us retain adequate public transportation service in Allegheny County.

John Baker


University Senate

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