The intention here is to jump-start the movement to bring a commuter rail system to the communities along the Allegheny River north of the city of Pittsburgh. Here you will find information relative to:
The case for rail transit
The existing infrastructure that supports our case.
The communities that the current Pittsburgh Light Rail System serves, non of which are in the Allegheny River Valley.
The communities to the south of Pittsburgh have a commuter rail system. We in the Allegheny River Valley north and east of the city have nothing. We already have an existing railway infrastructure on both sides of the Allegheny River Valley northeast of Pittsburgh extending to Kittaning and beyond. Yet, we have no commuter rail transit system. Why? We wish to be considered for, and included in, future plans for a commuter transit system.
The federal government, in its current stimulus package, has commiited millions of dollars for commuter rail transit systems in the state of Pennsylvania. We are asking to be included in any plans to use this money. We feel have been left out far too long.