on those Port Authority changes coming down the road
Nonetheless, if anyone thinks it's a good thing here there is a great little bit of research just out that documents the obvious that distance from a transit stop is highly correlated with the propensity of elderly to use public transit.
See: Access to Public Transit and Its Influence on Ridership for Older Adults in Two U.S. Cities by Daniel Baldwin Hess, Journal of Transport and Land Use.
Remember... we might be getting younger, but at the end of the day Allegheny County remains one of the oldest counties in the nation... certainly one one of the oldest large counties in the US. In fact I would speculate that the Port Authority serves the single oldest ridership of any major transit system in the nation by large measure. Keep that in mind when thinking about the 'efficiency' changes that will be proposed.