Pittsburghers List Infrastructure, Education as Top Issues in the City

Oct 1, 2014

90.5 WESA hosted a public forum last night along with Keystone Crossroads, a project focused on urban issues statewide.

The goal of the forum was to find out what Pittsburghers think are the most important issues in their city and region. The participants, speaking in small groups with a moderator, brought up everything from transportation problems in the city, to aging infrastructure, increased funding for education, more regulations on the oil and gas industry, and pension reform. Asked what they’d like to tell the next Governor of the state, participants added Medicaid expansion to the list.  

Keystone Crossroads has hosted two previous forums, one in Philadelphia, where education and mass transit dominated the conversation, and one in Harrisburg, where participants also focused on jobs.