McKeesport – November 21, 2023 – This week State Senator Jim Brewster was reappointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Pittsburgh Regional Transit (formerly Port Authority of Allegheny County).
“Public transportation is a priority,” Brewster said. “Accessible public transportation is an important feature of a community’s quality of life and essential for business development.”
Brewster, who has been a member of the Board since 2013, was reappointed by Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa. Brewster currently serves as Secretary of the Board.
“Public transportation helps build a strong economy by making employment opportunities accessible,” Senator Brewster said. “An efficient public transportation system is good for workers and their companies.”
Brewster has long been an advocate for an enhanced public transportation system. He supported additional funding for mass transit systems that added routes and service in various communities.
“There are many challenges that we face in public transportation and hurdles to overcome,” Brewster said. “I am confident that by working together we can meet the needs of riders throughout Allegheny County.”
Pittsburgh Regional Transit is the second-largest transportation system in the Commonwealth, employing more than 2,600 people and providing an average of 220,000 rides on weekdays and 50,000 rides on Saturdays and Sundays.