Pittsburgh Public Utility Commission

Utilities
3:30 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Legislative Effort to Block Friday Shutoffs of Utility Service

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.

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.

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Yellow Cab Rate Hike
10:56 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Yellow Cab Seeks Rate Hike

A Pittsburgh taxi company wants to see more green when you step into their yellow cabs.

Pittsburgh Transportation Group (PTG) is asking the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a rate hike.

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.

This would raise the current rates of $1.75 a mile to $1.92 a mile.

Company President Jamie Campolongo said the current surcharge is outdated and gives drivers who make short trips more money than those who drive longer trips.

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