PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Nearly $100 million is headed to the Port Authority for the new bus rapid transit service. On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. Department of Transportation is committing $99.95 million to the Port Authority. [email protected] is committing $99.95M to @PGHtransit in Pennsylvania to connect Pittsburghers to their two largest commercial employment centers through safe, quick transit service. Great things coming to a great State! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020 In the tweet, the president says the money will be used to “connect Pittsburghers to their two largest commercial employment centers through safe, quick transit service.” “Great things coming to a great State,” he concluded the tweet with. The project is designed to create dedicated bus lanes that are designed to move a large number of people. These BRT buses “will run faster and more reliably without adding to congestion,” Port Authority says. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the following statement, thanking several local politicians: “We were delighted to get the news about the funding decision and thank President Trump for the financial support of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. We are also lucky that Congressman Doyle, the ‘Dean… Read full this story
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