Pisciottano joins Pittsburgh Regional Transit Board of Directors
Advocates further development of safe, accessible public transportation
Rep. Nick Pisciottano December 22, 2022 | 9:23 AM
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 – Serving alongside Allegheny County’s top transit innovators, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today that House Democratic Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, has appointed him to the Pittsburgh Regional Transit Board of Directors.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help shape the future of Pennsylvania’s second largest public transit agency,” Pisciottano said. “In this new role, I’ll be working hard to ensure that Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents can continue to access public transportation that is safe, reliable, and affordable.”
In April, Pisciottano helped secure nearly $1 million for the authority to make fundamental upgrades to pedestrian crossings, bus stops, and traffic signals along Route 837, one of the most heavily travelled roads in Allegheny County.
At his West Mifflin district office, Pisciottano and his staff regularly help constituents receive Senior Citizen ConnectCards, which allow seniors to access PRT and other public transit services at no cost.
Pisciottano will fill the PRT board vacancy left by Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis.
The PRT board appointment comes just weeks after Pisciottano was appointed chair of the newly formed House Democratic Policy Subcommittee on Labor, Energy and Development, poising him to lead on a host of issues key to residents in Allegheny County and across the state.
Additionally, Pisciottano was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation for the 2023-24 legislative session. He will be sworn in for his second term in the state House on Jan. 3.