Past linguistics major, future librarian. Past, present, forever map geek. Cyclist, runner, transit user. Michigander in Pittsburgh; not from or of New York.
I find the fact that we even have candidates trying to out-yinzer each other, and generally touting the fact that having spent their entire lives in the City, ridiculous.
Aside from the idea that the diversity of experience and knowledge gained by having lived in other places just might be a good thing, does anybody else think perhaps attracting and retaining new residents just might be helped by, y'know, not actively trying to make them feel unwelcome?
Link works for me. And if we had more Loraxes, perhaps the world would be A Better Place...
Slightly sad... I thought from the twitter post that that was going to be a onesie *for* a turkey...
Funny, I thought the reduced drink-tax amount was 7%. Maybe that's part of the problem.
$3M may not be a very large proportion of the overall RAD budget, but it's a hell of a lot to arts groups whose budgets are measured in the hundreds of thousands.
(Why is RAD spending $14M+ a year on the stadiums? Maybe *that*'s the money that should be given to the buses--bet more people ride the bus than go to football games in a year, too.)
"Port Authority participates in several audits each year and also audits itself on a regular basis." Five years of independent annual audits, along with copious other documentation, are available on the website at [http://www.portauthority.org/paac/CompanyI…]. Go to town.
Despite the city & university's efforts to make us forget them, the food trucks still exist--two Indian trucks, a Thai truck, and an occasional Chinese truck are now two blocks north on Bigelow Boulevard, across from the Soldiers & Sailors Garage. A fifth, Leena's, is now a storefront on Oakland Ave between Fifth and Forbes.
They may have been displaced, but they have not been replaced, especially since their intended replacements are more than twice the price....
@Royalrider: You seem to think PAT likes doing this. The problem here is that all levels of government, from the County up, have utterly failed to provide public transit with the level of support necessary to sustain it in this region. It's not Port Authority, but the County and Commonwealth, who have declared war on the commuting public.
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