Bobby Kerlik | McClatchy News Service 

The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pa., needs to upgrade its technology to give riders real-time data about buses and trains, and consider charging people who use park-and-ride lots.

Those recommendations were offered on Friday as part of the Urban Land Institute’s weeklong study of the transit agency. Port Authority hired the Washington-based nonprofit for $125,000 suggest improvements now that the cash-strapped agency has more funding through the state’s new transportation law. Read more