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Passengers ask Port Authority to reconsider bus rapid transit transfers

By: THERESA CLIFT

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Port Authority of Allegheny County riders urged the authority’s board Friday to nix a plan that would require transfers for some riders in Oakland on the way to their destinations in Downtown.

The change would occur once a bus rapid transit system opens between Downtown Pittsburgh and the city’s Oakland neighborhood via dedicated lanes on Fifth and Forbes avenues.

Riders on routes 71 A,B and D and route 61 A, B and C would be affected, according to Port Authority senior planning analyst Amy Silbermann.

Those routes serve: Braddock, Duquesne, Swissvale, McKeesport, Homestead, Highland Park, East Liberty and elsewhere.

Mamadou Ndiaye, an intern for the Borough of Braddock, said the changes would put a burden on Braddock’s many low-income residents traveling Downtown for access to health providers and other services.

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