Transit bailout not a long-term solution - PittsburghLIVE.com: "Transit bailout not a long-term solution
HARRISBURG -- Gov. Ed Rendell's bailout for the cash-strapped Port Authority of Allegheny County and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia gives the mass transit agencies two years to solve their financial problems.
A Beaver County official on the SPA who needs to approve the bailout has said "NO." He was on KQV today. His point was that the bailout only gives those in Harrisburg some cover and allows them to get off the hook. They have a duty and responsibility that is being ignored.
I am not in favor of another bailout. I hate to see the same band-aid fix being called a solution.
My approach is to go to the roots of the problems. It's broken. Lots of things are broken. The process is broken too.
I'm running to fix matters. We can't reform our ways without replacing the same old people.