Davis appointed to Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board of directors

Appointment gives local representative more oversight on public transportation

HARRISBURG, March 28 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, today was appointed to the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board of directors by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.

The move by Dermody, D-Allegheny, places Davis in a position to have more oversight on public transportation services and issues in and around Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, which has been a high-priority subject for the sophomore state legislator since taking office.

“Providing efficient, easy-to-use public transportation for Allegheny County residents will continue to be a cornerstone of my time in public office,” Davis said. “Public transportation is a lifeline in Allegheny County. Without it, some residents wouldn’t be able to get to doctor’s appointments, pick up their children, or visit family. I’d like to thank Representative Dermody for this exciting opportunity.”

Dermody added: “Austin Davis has dedicated his life to public service and he’s perfectly suited to serve on the Port Authority board. He understands the essential role of public transit in connecting people to good jobs, schools, health care and much more.”

The Port Authority’s board of directors is comprised of 11 unpaid, volunteer members who are appointed by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate, and Gov. Tom Wolf.