Local Residents Protest T-Line Cuts
Beechview residents sat at T-line stops Monday during rush hour to protest cuts. In Dormont and Castle Shannon, residents have started petitions.
Beechview residents showed their displeasure at recent cuts to T-line stops along Broadway Avenue by protesting at the stops that were cut.
Residents holding signs that read “Stop for Beechview,” “Taking Traymore is a Travesty,” and similar signs waited at the stops during rush hour Monday morning and afternoon.
In the most recent round of Port Authority cuts, four T-Line stops were pegged for elimination in Beechview—Neeld, Boustead, Coast and Traymore.
According to a June 23 report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Hampshire stop in Beechview, which also was originally scheduled to be cut, will remain active.
The Kelton stop in Dormont also has been cut, sparking concerned residents to start an online petition dedicated to keeping the stop alive.
In Castle Shannon, community members collected 500 signatures in five days on a petition to keep the Smith Road and Martin Villa stops active.
The stops that have been discontinued are: Traymore, Coast, Boustead, Neeld, Kelton, Martin Villa, Santa Barbara, Mine 3, Lindermer, Center and Latimer. T-stop eliminations went into effect Monday, June 25.
On July 1, rates will increase for Zone 1 from $2.25 to $2.50 and for Zone 2 from $3.25 to $3.75.
For more information about service reduction and rates, see the Port Authority website.