Pittsburgh Public Utility Commission http://wesa.fm en Legislative Effort to Block Friday Shutoffs of Utility Service http://wesa.fm/post/legislative-effort-block-friday-shutoffs-utility-service <p>Getting your utility service shut off anytime can be a hardship, but a state lawmaker says having the plug pulled on a Friday can be even more problematic.</p><p>State Senator Michael Stack (D-Philadelphia) is proposing legislation to counter a House-passed measure that would permit utility companies to terminate service for delinquent customers on a Friday.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 18938 at http://wesa.fm Yellow Cab Seeks Rate Hike http://wesa.fm/post/yellow-cab-seeks-rate-hike <p>A Pittsburgh taxi company wants to see more green when you step into their yellow cabs.</p><p>Pittsburgh Transportation Group (PTG) is asking the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a rate hike.</p><p>Yellow Cab’s parent PTG wants a surcharge of 17 cents a mile to replace all others, including the $1.15 fee on the flag drop.</p><p>This would raise the current rates of $1.75 a mile to $1.92 a mile.</p><p>Company President Jamie Campolongo said the current surcharge is outdated and gives drivers who make short trips more money than those who drive longer trips.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:56:35 +0000 Jessica Nath 10927 at http://wesa.fm