Family Services of Western Pennsylvania Staff and Service Recipients to Speak at Monroeville Transportation Hearing

At least 15 speakers, who are employed by or receive human services from Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, will testify at a hearing scheduled to examine the proposed cuts to regional transportation services. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, between 4 and 8 p.m., at the Monroeville Radisson, located at 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville.

Pittsburgh, PA, January 20, 2007 --( The first speaker from this group, Mr. Alex Salego a staff member of Family Services’ Psycho Social Rehabilitation program is currently scheduled to speak at 4:15PM. The last speaker from the group is scheduled to speak at 5PM. Each speaker is scheduled for three minutes.

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania serves thousands of individuals each year. The lives of many of these people are beset by a variety of disabilities. The life circumstances of many of these local citizens mandate an almost total dependence upon public transportation. Without the availability of affordable bussing, trips to locations such as jobs, stores, or even service providers such as doctors and therapists quickly become impossible. As a result staff members, service consumers, and their families are all concerned about the impact of the proposed transportation route limitations and reductions. Their concern is for the damage that the proposed cuts will inflict upon the collective quality of life of Southwest Pennsylvania’s citizens and communities.

In addition to speaking at this hearing, this group has been active in communicating with their elected public representatives.

Those who would like additional information should contact Family Services’ Development and Communications Office at 412-820-2050 ext. 417.


Family Services of Western Pennsylvania (FSWP) provides a wide variety of programs, services and activities for children, adults and families living in the Western Pennsylvania region. For more than 50 years, FSWP has maintained its commitment to its mission “To foster the capacities and skills in families and individuals to direct their own lives, promote recovery and resiliency, and create a productive, caring community.”

For further information about Family Services of Western Pennsylvania or any of its programs, services and supports, contact their office at 412-820-2050 or visit their website at
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
Albert Schubert
412-820-2050 x 428