Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Have Many Concerns about the Brt Proposal

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Have Many Concerns about the Brt Proposal

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I am writing to let the Post-Gazette and the public know that the reference to Pittsburghers for Public Transit's news release in "Bus Rapid Transit Proposal Gets Good Reviews" (April 6) is a mischaracterization of our organization's position. Using the word "praise" is not appropriate. We said that we see opportunities but also have many concerns.

We were surprised by how the article characterized our concerns as just questions for more information regarding "location of stations, whether there will be a charge for transfers, and how the new system would change scheduling for other routes into Oakland."

We already know the stop spacing is proposed at one-third of a mile, and that could be a real issue for riders with mobility challenges. We are concerned not just about whether transfers would be free but also about the fact that so many riders would have to transfer. …

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