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Dear Colleague:

RE: Request for Endorsement - Transportation Funding Initiative

As you know, there is a critical window of opportunity for the Commonwealth to finally develop and implement a long term, reliable funding solution for a balanced transportation system. As you well know, our transportation agencies are fast again facing a funding crisis and there is a staggering backlog of maintenance and rehabilitation needs as well.

For this Transportation Funding Initiative (TFI), Sustainable Pittsburgh and Transportation for Livable Communities are working closely with business, government, and civic organizations to forward a response statement to the Governors' Transportation Funding and Reform Commission. They are then responsible for identifying a solution to the current fiscal crisis for public transportation and our deteriorating road and bridge network. Our collaborative goals are to:

  • Link the efforts of your organization to develop a civic sector coalition to advance this TFI statement in support of a stable and reliable source of funding to maintain the Commonwealth's transportation system.
  • Expand the Commonwealth's transportation system.

The statement of principles includes goals, guidelines, and background for the Initiative. Your input to, and endorsement of, the TFI will enhance and strengthen the ability of us collectively to influence regional investment and planning.

To learn more about the Initiative and how you and your organizations can endorse or participate, please click the following link for the easy to use on-line endorsement form. To Endorse

Endorsement conveys your organization's agreement with the Initiative purpose and statement and willingness to be listed as such. Even if you are not able to endorse, please indicate if your organization may be listed as a participant which signals your interest and general alignment. Accordingly, we will provide a link to your organization on the Initiative website listing you as an endorser or participant. We welcome your testimonial as to why this initiative is important to your organization and the region.

We look forward to your endorsement of the TFI.

Please contact Sustainable Pittsburgh at info@sustainablepittsburgh.org or 412/258-6642 if you have any questions or suggestions for improving the statement.

Sincerely,
Court Gould
Executive Director
Sustainable Pittsburgh

A Call for Sustainable Transportation Funding

Building on the original Transportation Funding Initiative (490 endorsers), Sustainable Pittsburgh has collaborated with a growing group of transportation-concerned organizations to craft "A Call for Sustainable Transportation Funding".

This consensus document is offered for use by all businesses, organizations, individuals, etc. in urging the General Assembly and Governor to determine, during the current legislative session, a long-term reliable funding solution to the Commonwealth's transportation funding crisis. Click here to download the Microsoft Word document.

Court Gould of Sustainable Pittsburgh discusses the proposed transit cuts in Allegheny County

Air date: Week of 01/10/2007
Story length: 6:09
Interviewer: Matthew Craig
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Port Authority of Allegheny County has proposed raising fares, eliminating 124 bus routes, and limiting weekend and holiday service because of a more than $75 million budget deficit. Court Gould, the Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, talks with Host Matthew Craig about what this may mean for the region, and long-term solutions for the Pennsylvania Legislature in funding mass transit.

 

 
       

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