Light Rail http://wesa.fm en Most Port Authority Pay Stations Faring Well, PublicSource Survey Finds http://wesa.fm/post/most-port-authority-pay-stations-faring-well-publicsource-survey-finds <p>Allegheny County&rsquo;s 59 new pay stations at light-rail platforms and bus stops have been performing well, with the exception of some along the East Busway.<br /><br />PublicSource recently tested 54 of the pay stations operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County and found few problems with the machines along the West Busway and light-rail lines. But nine of the 14 machines along the East Busway had one or more deficiencies.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:40:12 +0000 Emily DeMarco | PublicSource 17510 at http://wesa.fm Most Port Authority Pay Stations Faring Well, PublicSource Survey Finds Finding Pittsburgh's Light Rail http://wesa.fm/post/finding-pittsburghs-light-rail-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roughly 28,000 people ride the Pittsburgh area’s light-rail system every day. But many more could be using and funding the system if the stops were easier to access. Inspired by a </span><a href="http://ctod.org/pittsburgh/20130206_ExecSummaryBook-web.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the </span><a href="http://ctod.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Center for Transit-Oriented Development</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://publicsource.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">PublicSource</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Emily DeMarco</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> embarked on a tour of the Port Authority's 52 T-stops. She took photos, gathered audio and </span><a href="http://publicsource.org/investigations/pittsburgh-area-has-light-rail-%E2%80%94-can-you-find-it" style="line-height: 1.5;">asked commuters what they think</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the light-rail system.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 04:01:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8777 at http://wesa.fm Finding Pittsburgh's Light Rail