Transportation Forum, , Tuesday July 16th, 2002 @ the Shadow Lounge
Do you wish Pittsburgh had a subway or elevated train?
Would you like to ride a ferry down the Mon, Al or 0?
Are you concerned about the Mon-Fayette Expressway?
Come discuss these issues and more at the first of a series of
public transit presented by Khari Mosley transportation researcher for
Pittsburgh City-Councilman Bill Peduto's Guyasuta Fellowship on Public
Policy. Learn more about local transit initiatives and find out how you
shape public policy.
Guest Panelists include:
*David Lewis, architect, founder of the Urban Lab and Urban Design
Associates, expert on Transit Oriented Development
*William Peduto, Pittsburgh City-Councilman, expert on urban public
*Rob Pfaffmann, architect, lead designer of the Mon-Fayette Alternative
*Brian Nogrady, architect, coordinator of the East-End Main-line
and designer of a comprehensive Light Rail/Bike Trail system for
County and more...
BUS: 64A, 71C, 77A/B, 81B, 86A/B, 89A, 94A/B, EBA
A reminder to those of you who would like to be involved in the
process for the Route 51 to Pittsburgh Section of the Mon-Fayette
The deadline for comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
is August 14, 2002. It was released May 31, 2002 for public review.
are available at a couple Downtown Locations as well as most Mon-Valley
libraries and municipal buildings or you can order it in convenient CD
format (see link below).
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The DEIS shows preliminary design alternatives and describes associated
environmental impacts. You may notice that the preliminary designs
substantially impact riverfront areas between Duquesne (the town, not
university) and Hazelwood.
DEIS comments are used by federal regulators to determine if adequate
consideration has been given to protection of environmental, cultural,
socio-economic, and energy resources. DEIS comments are important
they are). Once the DEIS becomes a Final EIS, it'll be too late to
and final design will begin.
The link above will take you to instructions on how to submit comments.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers will hold three Joint Public Hearings for the Mon/Fayette
Transportation Project from PA Route 51 to I-376 at the times and
shown below. An open house area will be available at each of the
allow residents, who were unable to attend previous open house plans
displays, an opportunity to review information on the DEIS and the
alternatives for the project. After the formal presentations by
Turnpike Commission representatives and the U. S. Army Corps of
the public hearings, citizens and public officials will have the
to give public oral testimony, which will be limited to five minutes,
one of the public hearings. However, speakers may submit more detailed
written comments to accompany their oral testimony. The format of the
hearings is designed so citizens can alternatively give private oral
testimony to a stenographer or tape recorder in a separate room at any
during the public hearing. You need only attend one of the public
to provide comments on the project. Written testimony on the DEIS/Draft
Section 4(f) Evaluation/Section 404 Permit Application may also be
to the PTC or Army Corps of Engineers at anytime during the hearing
be mailed by the end of the comment period on August 14, 2002 to the
addresses on the reverse side of this flyer. All comments must be
in writing or through oral testimony at one of the joint public
submitted by mail to the addresses shown on the reverse side of this
No comments will be accepted by e-mail.
JOINT PUBLIC HEARINGS
Tuesday July 16, 2002
West Mifflin High School
91 Commonwealth Avenue
West Mifflin, PA
BUS: 53H, 55B, 55E, 59A
Tuesday July 23, 2002
Burgwin Elementary School
5401 Glenwood Avenue
Pittsburgh (Hazelwood), PA
Thursday July 25, 2002
Monroeville Expo Mart
105 Mall Boulevard
BUS: 67A, 68A, 79A/B, 68D, 75A/B/C/D/E
TIMES: OPEN HOUSE AND PRIVATE TESTIMONY: FORMAL
AND PUBLIC TESTIMONY STARTING AT: and
The Mon-Fayette Video Project
A video project has been initiated by artist Etta Cettera to document
voices and perspectives of individuals impacted by the Mon-Fayette
I've digitized the video, done a quick interface, and placed it online
This is still a rough version for testing; it should work painlessly
just about everyone, but if you have any problems, please email me with
1. MY OPERATING SYSTEM: (ex: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, MacOS+version)
2. MY BROWSER: (ex: Internet Explorer 4.5/5/5.5/6, Netscape 4.7/6, AOL
can generally find the details by going to the "Help" menu and then
selecting "About IE/Netscape." )
3. MY CONNECTION SPEED: (ex: office network, DSL, Cable Modem, 56k