Port Authority of Allegheny County will hold a public hearing and public comment period on proposed fare and service changes. Fare changes are scheduled to be implemented on Saturday, January 1, 2011. Service changes are scheduled for Sunday, January 9, 2011. The public hearing will be held Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 8 am to 8 pm at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Individuals wishing to testify are encouraged to pre-register by calling 412.566.5437 (TTY 412-231-7007) from 9 am to 3:30 pm on weekdays.
Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Those who have not pre-registered may register at the hearing and will be called on as time slots become available. Port Authority will provide a sign language interpreter at the hearing as well as Braille copies of informational documents. The public comment period will begin Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Comments on the proposals will be accepted by mail at Port Authority Fare & Service Proposals, Heinz 57 Center, 345 Sixth Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh PA 15222- 2527. Comments may also be submitted online via portauthority.org . The deadline for receipt of public comments is Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 4 pm. For more information, including details on transportation to the hearing, call Customer Service at 412.442.2000 (TTY 412.231.7007) or visit portauthority.org . To request printed information only, call 412.566.5543