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#MakeOurFaresFair Rally & Media Coverage

🗣️”1 trip! 2 trip ! 3 trip! 4! Why are poor folks paying more” Through the last 6-weeks, Riders led a campaign to collect over 2,500 signatures in support of three easy #FareEquity policies: 1. Fare Capping (to allow daily/weekly/monthly/yearly bus passes to be paid for one ride at a time) 2. Free Transfers 3. […]

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Amazon Passes on Pittsburgh: A Bullet Dodged

Finally, after months of private negotiations over billions of public dollars, Amazon has announced it will pass on Pittsburgh as the location for its second headquarters. It is reported that Pittsburgh’s bid would have given enormous tax incentives and decision-making power over where their tax-dollars would be spent. All without any public input or transparency. That’s […]

ATU local 85 members marching in the labor day parade.

labor day 2018

Labor day is an important holiday in Pittsburgh. It is a reminder to those in power that it is people like us who keep the city and county running. Thousands of union members from all over the area marched together in celebration of fights won and in preparation for fights to come. When riders’ unions […]

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High service marks for Port Authority

Good news that riders give the Port Authority high marks! But this is important too: “Price seems to be such a sensitive issue for riders that TransPro recommended that the agency do everything it can to avoid raising fares over the next few years. Last year, the agency switched to a flat $2.50 fare for […]

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PPT and Put People First joint meeting

On October 23rd Pittsburghers for Public Transit came together with Put People First!- PA for a great event to learn the history of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Poor Peoples Campaign, the last campaign he worked on before his assassination. Put People First! PA is an organization committed to fighting for universal healthcare in PA.   […]

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Mon-Oakland connector

“Jonah McAllister-Erickson of Pittsburghers for Public Transit said, ‘We probably could use better public transit, but this is not the solution. Micro transit projects have been a complete flop’ in other cities, with low ridership and high operating costs.” http://www.post-gazette.com/…/Proteste…/stories/201807300043