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PPT Speaks Up for Transit + Affordable Housing at new Giant Eagle Shakespeare Development

During yesterday’s City Planning Commission meeting, Commissioners approved a zoning change that will allow for housing to be built at the Giant Eagle Shakespeare site next to the East Busway Station. Before the vote was taken, Pittsburghers for Public Transit’s Community Organizer, Josh Malloy, and Director, Laura Wiens, gave testimony to talk about the importance […]

Use this $$$ to build the best bus stops ever [with pics!]

This new URA grant program is an amazing opportunity for residents in the City of Pittsburgh to improve transit amenities in their neighborhood. The Neighborhood Initiatives Fund (NIF) Program will “provide grants in order to help unlock the economic and placemaking potential within neighborhoods; support vision-to-action community investment strategies that build an equitable Pittsburgh; and […]

Electric Buses in PA: The Time Is NOW

On Tuesday, September 17th, Pittsburghers for Public Transit joined our allies PennEnvironment, PennFuture and the Clean Air Council to unveil a new report from PennEnvironment and PennPIRG: “Volkswagon Settlement State Scorecards“. The report grades states on how they are using monies from the massive $4.3 Billion settlement paid by Volkswagon in 2016 after they were […]

Help push the Beyond the East Busway Campaign over the goal line

If you follow Pittsburghers for Public Transit’s work, you know we’ve spent the last three months executing a campaign with residents of the Mon Valley & Eastern Suburbs to build a grassroots vision for expanding great transit Beyond the East Busway. If you don’t follow our work, welcome! You can check out more about our […]

Awesome first-person narrative from Ms. Colette Funches on her experience participating in PPT's Beyond the East Busway campaign:

"Many people - young and old, employed or not employed - need the use of bus service every day. They can be sure of safe, well-trained bus service drivers who can get them to and from their destination safely and on time. Riders use the bus several times a week, or on multiple trips, for a daily commute and sometimes no more than once a week. As riders they want to be certain that buses will arrive in a timely fashion; the wait time should not be too long."

Shoutout to Carnegie Library of McKeesport! Thanks for your support!
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