Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.
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Sign the petition! Demand PennDOT make McKnight Rd safe for all people to move! PennDOT is about to begin a $25 million improvement project on McKnight Rd. Not a single dollar is being spent on improving sidewalks or transit access. While we understand that infrastructure upgrades are important, we demand that plans for upgrades include […]
New County Executive Innamorato controls 6 appointees to the PRT Board of Directors. (5 of those appointments are sitting on expired terms, and at least 2 of those seats need to be filled by new people. There’s no denying it: changes are coming to the PRT Board) We are eager to see appointees who ride […]
Take Action Now to Expand Access for All Pennsylvanians! Gov. Shapiro needs to include transportation funding in his budget address! Whether we live in Harrisburg or Pittsburgh, Wilkes Barre or Erie, rural towns or Philadelphia, all Pennsylvanians deserve safe, reliable, dignified access to the places they need to go. But right now, transit riders […]
It’s time to take a closer look at bus stops in Pittsburgh. Join us for a community audit. Pittsburghers For Public Transit’s Organizing Committee will be conducting a month of Bus Shelter Audits to inventory what is lacking at shelters, and identify where new shelters need to go. Our first audit will kick off Sunday, […]
Sign up to join PPT and speak to your elected officials about how they can fight for better public transit service. From the Federal, to the State, to the County, to the Local: elected officials at all levels have a role to play in building world-class public transit. PPT Is driving this narrative home during […]
Join us for “Representing Our Routes: Legislative Roundtable for Securing the Transit Service We Deserve”NEW LOCATION: Pentecostal Church Temple, 6300 East Liberty Blvd Who: Elected representatives in local, county, state and federal government, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT), transit riders and press What: We will hear stories from transit riders about the current state of […]
WTAE Channel 4 agrees: transit rider advocacy plays a critical role in the future of transit service in Allegheny County. PPT’s organizing is featured alongside agency CEO and ex-Executive of Allegheny County In their first WTAE Listens episode of 2024, Channel 4 got right to one of Allegheny County’s most pressing issues as we enter […]
New $142.3 million grant marks the next phase in residents’ successful campaign to extend the East Busway Transit riders, residents, businesses, and elected officials in the Mon Valley and Eastern Suburbs have been working hard to extend the East Busway’s benefits into their communities. After years of organizing to uplift the demand for better transit, […]
Fair Fares Coalition Recognizes Progress, Looks to Expeditiously Implement Permanent Zero Transit Fare Program for Low-Income Riders in 2024
Fair Fares for a Full Recovery Coalition Press Release, 12/22/23 On the evening of December 21, 2023, Allegheny County Office of the County Executive Fitzgerald announced a commitment to a long-term 50% discounted transit fare program for SNAP households in the region, funded by the County Department of Human Services (DHS). The Fair Fares for […]
Casa San Jose and Pittsburghers for Public Transit Celebrate Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s Steps Toward Language Equity! You may have noticed that starting the week of December 10th, Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) began playing bilingual announcements in English and Spanish at select train stations along the Red Line! PRT also added Spanish language access on its […]
Sweet victory! It was an all-out celebration at our year-end victoy party last week. YET AGAIN! We were overjoyed to close out another year of organizing with a tremendous victory party with all of our members. This one was probably our biggest yet! with more than 100 people coming from all parts of the county. […]
Help push for more funding for more service in our systems! Ask your Representatives and Senators to support the “Stronger Communities Through Better Transit Act” today! Pittsburghers for Public Transit went to Washington DC to talk about how public transit, like trains and buses, and accessible walking and bike routes, give us a healthy, clean, […]
Become a Member of Pittsburghers for Public Transit and join a community that are fighting for better transit for all. From our campaigns, to our member-run committees, to our educational trainings, to our parties – the PPT family is thriving. We’re winning, and we want you to get involved in bringing about this change.