PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Once the Port Authority’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation has come into effect, the remaining impacts could affect thousands of local students and their ability to attend school.
Pittsburgh Public leaders say they are very aware of how this transit issue could affect the district.
Port Authority buses transport approximately 2,400 Pittsburgh Public students.
Now, the school system is encouraging families to use TripPlanneran online Port Authority tool to find the fastest rides.
In a statement provided to KDKA, Pittsburgh Public said:
“Families should notify the school immediately if they see a trip cancellation directly affecting their child’s path to school. Students arriving late due to a canceled trip will be allowed to be late for an excused tardy. Our Department of Transportation is monitoring the impact of the cancellation and is working with school leadership to identify any problem areas.”
With Port Authority transit issues expected to be common, everyone, especially Pittsburgh Public students, should get there a little earlier to get where they need to be on time.
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