Monday, September 06, 2004


The time to network and extend in various fronts with others so as to build better solutions is here. Within the comments is a slice of some of these efforts.


Mark Rauterkus said...

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Hi Mark,

I'm digging for more insights into your platform for Pittsburgh. We are a city that is half of what we used to be. Our state and federal reps throughout the region can either deal with the city in some way(s) or ignore the situations. What is your take on what needs and should be done with the city -- if anything?

Next -- I'm digging for info on what you think about public transportation? In specific ways, what about the plan to put two tunnels under the Allegheny River to extend the light rail (T) in the city to the lower north side to serve the stadiums?
A bulk of that money comes from the feds. But, the local match isn't there and isn't a priority -- so says Dan O (County Exec).

Thanks for your insights.

My blog is at

If you'd like to learn more about Pittsburgh's issues and problems -- I'd be very happy to talk to anyone in frank discussions as to what solutions could and should work here.


Mark Rauterkus said...

Went to the Labor Day Parade and worked the staging area. Passed out business cards and used the digital camera too. Low key mostly. Trying to talk to union leaders. Folks like Joe Rossi (teamsters) traditionally don't like to be pulled out of their comfort zones -- but I love to give it a whirl from time to time.