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					Port Authority projects                                                   North Shore Connector
Port Authority of Allegheny County approved the                           Location: Subway extension
first leg of its $435 million North Shore Connector                       from Gateway Center, Downtown,        North Side                                  Gateway
Thursday, yet critics continue to say it will be another                  to the North Shore by going under      station                   Allegheny        station

failure. The authority’s had success extending its T                      the Allegheny River                                   Tunne
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subway and busway lines before, but also a few duds.                      Open: Scheduled for late 2011                North Side                      Downtown
                                                                          Projected cost: $435 million
                                                                                                                                       2,300 feet
                                                                          Projected users: 10,000 in first year                     tunnel length
                                                                          Projected operating cost: $2.5 million

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  Opened: September 2000                                                                                                            East Busway Extension
  Building cost: $258 million                       22                              PITTSBURGH                                      Location: Wilkinsburg
  Projected users: 50,000                           30                                                                              to Swissvale
  weekday passengers for an                                                                Monon                                    Opened: June 2003
  eight-mile busway. Revised                                                                         g                              Building cost: $68 million
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  to 10,000 riders by 2005.                                                                                                         Projected users: 10,000 new
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  Actual users: 8,475 riders in                   279                                                                               daily riders (no set time frame)
  May for a five-mile busway                                                                                                        Actual users: Entire busway
                                                                                                                                    had 23,549 riders in May 2003
                                                                                                                                    and had 25,186 in May – a
                                             ALLEGHENY COUNTY                                                                       7 percent increase in two years



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                                                                                      51           County
                                                                                                   Airport
  South Hills Village
  garage
  Location: Bethel Park                       Overbrook T line
  Total spaces: 2,200                         Location: South Hills                                                                 Wabash HOV Tunnel
  Opened: May 2005                            Open: June 2004                                                                       Location: Mt. Washington,
  Building cost: $24 million;                 Cost: $386 million                                                                    essentially linking Route 51
  $350,000 annual mainte-                     Projected users: 13,000                                                               with West Carson Street.
  nance cost                                  by 2015                                                                               Opened: December 2004
  Projected users: 1,100                      Actual users: 22,250                                                                  Building cost: $20 million
  by May 2006                                 riders on the T system in                                                             renovation
  Actual users: 325*                          May 2004 and now has                                                                  Projected users: 4,500 daily
                                              24,763 – an 11.3 percent                                                              users by 2014
*GIANT EAGLE RECENTLY BOUGHT 325
                                              increase in two years                                                                 Actual users: 390 daily users
ADDITIONAL PARKING PASSES FOR EMPLOYEES


SOURCE: PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION                                                                               TRIBUNE-REVIEW