PAT http://wesa.fm en PAT Hosts 10th Annual Toy Drive http://wesa.fm/post/pat-hosts-10th-annual-toy-drive <p>Snow is falling, trees are donned with lights and Pittsburgh’s Steel Plaza T Station is filled with toys.</p><p>It’s that time of year again.</p><p>The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and the U.S. Marine Corps are hosting the 10th annual Toys for Tots drive Friday.</p><p>PAT is looking for new, unwrapped toys as well as cash donations. Everyone who donates will receive a free cup of coffee from the station’s Crazy Mocha kiosk.</p><p>PAT spokeswoman Heather Pharo encourages everyone to come to the plaza and give what they can.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:41:07 +0000 Michael Lynch 21118 at http://wesa.fm Port Authority Proposes New Bus Routes http://wesa.fm/post/port-authority-proposes-new-bus-routes <p>The Port Authority (PAT) is planning to limit the number of buses and bus stops in downtown Pittsburgh.</p><p>PAT hopes to reduce sidewalk traffic by shifting routes onto wider streets that outline Pittsburgh’s downtown.</p><p>Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald supports the plan, saying the new routes will cut down sidewalk obstruction on some of the area’s narrower streets.</p><p>“Taking buses off of certain streets,” he said, “away from certain corners, will alleviate some of that congestion, some of that traffic and some of the blockage of walking on the sidewalks.”</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:14:47 +0000 Michael Lynch 17647 at http://wesa.fm Port Authority Proposes New Bus Routes