MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – A new way to get around town opened in Mon Valley on Thursday.
Leaders hope the transportation hub will spur investment and change in an area hit hard by the loss of industry.
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The project took about 5 years and cost about $4.4 million to complete. The center has two ticket booths for people to put money on their Connector Cards and several shelter areas to keep people out of the weather. It also includes an operator relief center to help drivers relax.
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Possible routes to the center include 55-Glassport, 56-Lincoln Place, 59-Mon Valley, 60-Walnut-Crawford Village, 61C-McKeesport-Homestead and the P7-McKeesport Flyer.
This allows people to connect with jobs and education, says the Port Authority.
“Many people have abbreviated Mon Valley. They say that our brightest days are behind us. I say here today that our brightest days are still ahead. We’re still on the upswing,” said State Representative Austin Davis. “I look forward to all the projects coming to fruition as we begin to redevelop downtown and change the hearts of our community.”
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This came as hundreds of employees were suspended by the Port Authority in connection with their vaccination duties.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/17/new-way-to-get-around-the-mon-valley-now-open/ New way to visit Mon Valley now open – CBS Pittsburgh