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United We Stand

Lisa Austin

A little more than a century ago, city leaders commissioned John Nolen (1869-1937) to create a plan for the improvement and extension of “Greater Erie.” In his 1913 report, Nolen encouraged improved public transportation, increased access to the waterfront, and retention of open spaces. Much of what Nolen proposed is echoed in Emerge 2040 and the Erie Refocused planning documents.

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An EMTA Charter for the 21st Century

Lisa Austin

When the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) charter was signed in 1966, Lou Tullio was mayor. With few updates, Mayor Sinnott wants to renew that contract. Is this in the best interest of residents?

Some weeks ago, the County has announced that it wants to control the EMTA board appointments. This is not unreasonable. County Councilman Andre Horton noted that County already funds “the lion’s share” of the EMTA budget and represents 100% of the ridership.

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