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Nominations are Open for 2022 PPT Board Elections

Join the core team to coordinate the direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for public transit as a human right. That’s a small d, “democratic”, meaning that every July PPT members elect the next slate of candidates who will lead the direction and […]

New Service Changes for Q1 2022 and what it means for riders – from the @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

About Port Authority’s “Quarterly Service Adjustments” Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider/worker requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads. These quarterly adjustments were dialed back because of the pandemic, but they seem to be […]

Port Authority Must Reinstate Mask Requirements for Rider and Worker Safety

We condemn the irresponsible decision by the Port Authority of Allegheny County to stop enforcing mask-wearing on public transit, following the Florida court ruling yesterday regarding the CDC mandate. The decision by PAAC comes as COVID-19 cases are rising in Allegheny County and nationwide due to a new and more transmissible strain of Omicron. Transit […]

Transit Justice is Environmental Justice – Join the Rally!

Transportation emissions are now the largest contributor to climate change in the United States. There is no managing or reversing the climate crisis without getting more people on transit.  As we approach Earth Day, however, public transit is the worse its been since the start of the pandemic, and Port Authority is cutting back service April […]

Transit troubles? Share your story and advocate for better service

Port Authority transit service is at its worse since the start of the pandemic. Canceled buses. Late arrivals. Crowding. Transit shutoffs. Over the last few weeks, Port Authority transit has hit a new low. Transit riders are being forced to endure the worst transit since the start of the pandemic. What’s worse, Port Authority is […]

How Transit Can Meet the Moment with the Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse

PennDOT’s Fern Hollow Bridge Public Comment Form is OPEN Opportunity in a crash PPT Blog written by Emily Howe The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge on January 28, 2022 has fueled discussions at the city, state, and federal level about investing more in critical infrastructure.  One outcome of these discussions is that PennDOT will […]

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