I am surprised to learn it as all of you. PAT officials make mistakes, drink coffee, and can actually come to a tentative agreement with transit unions.
In good news, there does appear to be a tentative agreement, potential bus stoppage has been averted, and there will be no nasty court battles ensuing after imposed contracts. We will just have to wait to find out the terms of the agreement. Hopefully, they will satisfy the enigmatic Onorato enough to disburse the $28 Million and more that the county owes Port Authority. Who is asking tough questions about this? Is it a professional paid writer? Or is it a blog? Yes, I stooped to that level.
Asked how the authority and union leaders were able to accomplish in Washington what they were unable to accomplish in more than a year of negotiations in Pittsburgh, he [Bland] said: "Hard work and lots of coffee."