Monthly Archives: March 2012

Public Transit: Commuters, Communities, and Costs

In part 2 of our series on the public transit funding crisis in Pittsburgh, we answer these questions: How might these cuts affect people with disabilities? And are other cities going through similar cuts, too? How are they handling it?

During the program, we speak with Lucy Spruill at United Cerebral Palsy, Holly Dick at ACCESS, college student Cathy Mikolay, and residents at the Allegheny Independence House in Wilmerding. We also talk to Dianne Williams from Metro St. Louis.

This work is a collaboration between I Wonder… and History for the Future, public affairs programs on WRCT-Pittsburgh 88.3FM, and is produced by Ellis Robinson, Kevin Brown, and Daniel Tkacik.

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Public Transit: Past, present, and future…

This week’s episode is a special co-production between I Wonder… and History for the Future, a public affairs show hosted by Kevin Brown on WRCT-Pittsburgh that critically explores history, politics, and society.

With 35% service cuts looming for Port Authority transit, we answer three big questions: What is wrong with public transit in Pittsburgh? Where did public transit even come from in the first place? And what could it look like in the future?

During the program, we speak with “transit guru” Michael SypoltPost-Gazette transportation writer Jon Schmitz, Columbia University historian Kenneth Jackson, and Sustainable Pittsburgh executive director Court Gould.

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