“The general sessions followed about 20 meetings with neighborhood groups since the project was unveiled last month. The system will put electric vehicles on dedicated lanes to cut travel time in half between Oakland and Downtown, two of the top three job centers in Pennsylvania, at a cost of $200 million to $240 million. . . .
“Planners are using the meetings to find out which route should be used through Oakland — all electric vehicles on Fifth Avenue or inbound on Fifth and outbound on Forbes — and whether to continue the system through priority lanes and smart traffic signals to other neighborhoods such as Highland Park, Squirrel Hill and Wilkinsburg. They expect to make those decisions by the end of the month. . . .
In a news release Wednesday, Pittsburghers for Public Transit generally praised the project but called for more information on the location of stations, whether there will be a charge for transfers and how the new system would change scheduling for other routes into Oakland.”