Policy Brief

Port Authority bus service still very costly compared to peer agencies

Summary: As the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) continues to push its proposal for bus rapid transit from Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood to Downtown, it’s time to look at the cost of current bus service for the agency.  This Policy … Continue reading


The governor’s pay hike will have a county impact

A recent news article noted that salaries for Pennsylvania’s legislators, judges and executive branch officials will increase next year.  There was no vote by the General Assembly—rather, the increases occur automatically thanks to legislation passed in 1995.  The governor’s salary … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Government marketeers still don’t get it

Well isn’t this rich: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has written to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert Manfred, imploring him “to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams” in the Keystone State, reports The Associated Press. … Continue reading