October 20th, 2011

Consultants asking businesses about naming the T

By Tom Fontaine
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Consultants say they have approached more than 100 groups about buying naming rights to parts of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s T light-rail system.

One group rejected the offer outright, but the consultants are “close (to a deal) with a few,” said Tom Rooney of the Houston, Pa.-based Rooney Sports & Entertainment Group. He would not identify the companies.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership hired Rooney and Jim Lauteri of the marketing firm JKLauteri & Associates in Mars to pursue long-term naming rights deals that could include attaching a corporate name to the fare-free zone or individual stations.

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