Public transportation

Pittsburgh Public Transit Gets State Bailout

It's a train Pennsylvania taxpayers might wish they'd missed

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Pittsburgh's public transit system is safe from layoffs and service cuts, thanks to a $30 million bailout from state taxpayers.

This week, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, the union for Port Authority employees, accepted a new four-year contract as part of an agreement with state and local government officials to address an immediate $60 million funding gap. The contract includes $15 million in annual savings through a two-year wage freeze, increased pension contributions and other benefit concessions.