Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Port authority of Allegheny county is reviewing a proposal submitted by Lenzner Coach Lines to run a bus from a few downtown hotels to the soon to be built slots parlor on the north shore. State law gives PAT the right to approve or deny any such service in the county. PAT spokesperson Judy McNeil says the application was short on specifics and the authority is trying to get more information about the proposed route and the expected fare. The casino is expected to be open next year and the new light rail service to the north shore is expected to open two years later. It is unclear if PAT could award a finite license to Lenzner. Among the questions to be answered is how such a service would impact the new light rail line.