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Pittsburgh

6 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Tom Wolf, Randy Vulakovich, Guy Reschenthaler, Wayne Fontana, James Brewster, Jay Costa, Daniel Laughlin, Michele Brooks

Make a Fuss; Save a Bus! Say NO to Port Authority Budget Cuts!

     With the recent passage of the Pennsylvania budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, our state legislature has been looking for ways to fund the state budget. One route that is being contemplated is a withdrawal from the state trust fund intended to benefit transit systems. These cuts specific to Public Transit will have a profound effect on Pittsburghers, and to this we say, "No!"      Students for Saving Public Transit is a student-led group based in the Community College of Allegheny County focused on mitigating the proposed cuts to Pittsburgh’s Port Authority Transit by way of petition and other forms of grassroots organization. Tens of thousands of people rely on Port Authority everyday to provide transportation for both work and play and these cuts may have devastating consequences for many of our friends and neighbors.      Please donate a few minutes of your time to sign our petition and learn just how expansive and far-reaching Port Authority Transit is. Share this information with friends and family so that together we all can "Make a Fuss and Save a Bus! " Did you know… Pittsburgh Port Authority …Accommodates 64,000,000 passengers every year, Accommodates 200,000 passengers daily,and employs over 2600 people     People from every income use Pittsburgh Port Authority16% of people making under 15,000$/ year use public transit;25% of people making 15-35,000$/ year use public transit;15% of people making 35-50,000$/ year use public transit;16% of people making 50-75,000$/ year use public transit;11% of people making 75-100,000$/ year use public transit; and12% of people making 100,000$ plus/year use public transit. Port Authority’s federal funding this year is supposed to be almost 242,000,000$. That’s 56-60% of the total budget There is a proposal to cut this funding by 12,000,000$. Port Authority CEO, David Donahoe, says, in order to compensate for these cuts, they may have to…Reduce operating hours,Eliminate some of the 98 bus lines,Stop weekend service,Raise fares, andStop capital improvements What this means for Pittsburghers… If your bus runs from 6:00 AM – 12:00AM, you may not be able to catch your bus before 7:00AM or after 11:00 PM; IF they even keep your bus running. You may not be able to take the bus on weekends at all. There could be hundreds of jobs lost in Port Authority. There could be thousands of other jobs lost, when passengers aren’t able to get to and from work. Read more: Budget proposal would reduce public transportation funding, force service cuts

CCAC Students for Saving Public Transit
30 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Duquense Light Company, West Deer Duquesne Light Company, Richard Riazzi, Jessica Rock

RESPECTAgZone: Say NO to DLC high voltage towers

We all need reliable energy. But not when high voltage transmission lines threaten our homes, our parks, our businesses, our animals, and our community. There are other paths to get us what we need with less of an impact. In June 2017, Duquesne Light Company proposed to run high voltage lines on huge towers through our agricultural zone in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. This agricultural zone is one-of-a-kind treasure near Pittsburgh with clean and green-conserved properties preserved by long-standing efforts in Indiana Township. Our community includes precious few remaining woodlands and farms for all to enjoy. The 138-kv lines from Pine Creek to West Deer, proposed by Duquesne Light Company, not only disturbs the Rachel Carson Trail, land conserved by the Allegheny Land Trust, but also Hartwood Acres, two FAA landing strips, Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy, as well as many others! Alternative routes are clearly available. Duquesne Light Company must abandon their proposed routes through our agricultural zone and we need your help. Join us at RESPECTAgZone in calling on Duquesne Light Company to abandon any attempt to ravage the Agricultural Zone in Indiana Township with their high voltage towers. Choose another route! Please visit www.respectagzone.org for more details! Find us on Facebook and Twitter @respectagzone #Dont_Zap_Our_Zone #Dont_Fry_Our_Farms  

RESPECTAgZone
2,420 supporters