Port Authority CEO talks about vision for the community — and how transit helps make it happen

Port Authority CEO talks about vision for the community — and how transit helps make it happen
Katharine Kelleman, CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, speaking at the Feb. 11 VisionPittsburgh at the Duquesne Club. (Pittsburgh Business Time) (Yasmina Conti)

PITTSBURGH — Local transit's impact in the community is more than just taking people from place to place by bus or train, Port Authority of Allegheny County CEO Katharine Kelleman told an audience of Pittsburgh businesspeople Tuesday.

That could be commuting into the city, avoiding traffic snarls in Oakland or downtown. It could be going to see the symphony or other cultural places downtown. Or it could be, as Port Authority does, bringing students to and from school on WiFi-enabled buses that allow them to do their homework on the trip.

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