McAndrew urges public feedback on county bus line redesign
Encourages residents to complete PRT survey by Dec. 17 deadline
PENN HILLS, Dec. 1 – State Rep. Joe McAndrew, a member of the PA House Transportation Committee, is urging Allegheny County residents to provide feedback about Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s proposed redesign of county bus lines by completing the agency’s Bus Line Redesign survey as soon as possible at: www.Buslineredesign.com.
McAndrew, D-Allegheny, said public input is critical to ensure that the ultimate design meets residents’ needs.
“The county is about to embark on the largest redesign of bus lines we have seen in nearly 20 years, and as planning proceeds, residents’ voices will be essential to the process,” McAndrew said. “Expert plans and projections may be important, but they’re no substitute for real-life feedback from riders and potential riders about their needs and challenges.”
McAndrew said he often hears complaints from residents in the east suburbs who say they have little or sporadic access to desired destinations such as Monroeville and Oakland.
“With so many important life events depending on reliable access to transportation, we can’t let PRT make these decisions based on speculation – they need to hear from our community now,” McAndrew said. “I’m urging everyone to complete the survey before the Dec. 17 deadline.”
McAndrew serves the municipalities of Penn Hills, Oakmont, Verona & Plum. More information on survey can be found at www.BusLineRedesign.com.