Wednesday, September 17, 2008
State Representative Mike Turzai, a Republican from Bradford Woods, has introduced a bill that would eliminate the monopoly the Port Authority has over Allegheny County public transportation. The measure would allow for private transportation companies and other regional transportation agencies to provide services in the county. Turzai says the reason the Port Authority has had problems is because of bad management and no competition to drive them to provide good services. Turzai added that even though privatized transportation would result in higher fares for riders it would result in less tax payer funded subsidies for the the Port Authority.