Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Trib reports that we have too much service in Allegheny County

Did anyone notice a different slant in the print version of this story? I recall the print version portaying a picture of public transportation in Allegheny County that states that service outpaces demand. The online version has a title that insinuates that it's the labor costs that are crippling PAT's budget. Both are technically true, but I fear that presenting the issue in this manner justifies service reductions while placing the blame on PAT's employees. PAT management & PA legislators are absolved as they "do what they have to do".

I concur that services offered by PAT outpace demand. That's because nobody desires the subpar service that they have been offered for years. Allegheny County residents want better service, not less service.

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