Coalition seeks fairer Port Authority fares at Wilkinsburg rally

“With a Martin Luther King Jr. mural in the background, the #FairFares Coalition kicked off its drive to change Port Authority’s fare structure with a rally in Wilkinsburg on Tuesday morning.

The coalition — which includes Pittsburghers for Public Transit, the Thomas Merton Society, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest and the Alliance for Police Accountability — believes the transit system discriminates against low-income riders. That’s because cash customers who can’t afford weekly or monthly passes pay higher fares and can’t buy transfers that are available to prepaid ConnectCard users….”

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Publish Date: 02-04-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Ed Blazina

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