Statistically Speaking

Carnegie Mellon students rely on public transportation for their travel needs; first-years especially need the buses because they are not allowed to have cars on campus. However, due to persistent funding shortages, the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) made significant service cuts last week. Here are some details on the cuts:

30: number of routes eliminated on March 27

79: number of routes with schedule or routing changes

220,000: average number of riders per day on PAT services

$300 million: operating budget for PAT approved in November 2010