On the Issues

Fighting to Improve Transportation

Mayor Nesby also notes that Duquesne residents need better access to public transportation. The city joined other Mon Valley communities to fight against a proposed reduction in bus service to the community, but problems still exist.

“It takes four hours to get to (Community College of Allegheny County) — two hours there and two back,” she said. “How are the residents supposed to get an education?” 

What are your community's priorities and how is it run? Your local government has a lot of influence on the answers.

Local government can affect almost every aspect of your daily life. Here’s just a few of the things they’re responsible for:

  • The quality of local schools
  • Policing and public safety and holding police accountable
  • The cost of rentals and affordable housing
  • Public transit
  • Ordinaces for alcohol and marijuana 
  • City colleges and job training programs

. . . the list goes on and on.

Your local elected officials have a direct impact on your life and neighborhood. No level of government is more directly responsible for serving your community than your local elected officials.