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Nineteen Pittsburgh-area banks announced Thursday the formation of the ‘Freedom ATM Alliance’. This new ATM network will give the customers of each participating bank surcharge free access to the ATMs of all the participating banks. Collectively, the banks have 177 ATMs in southwestern Pennsylvania, 110 of them in Allegheny County, and over 300,000 ATM cards.The network is scheduled to begin operations on Jan. 4. Each bank will communicate to its customers the location of the surcharge free ATMs, which will be identified by a special logo. Dollar Bank is the largest participant with 58 ATMs, 46 sites and 165,389 cards.