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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“At PPT, Transit riders and transit workers roll together. We’re not letting the system divide us and we’re building power.” – Sascha Craig, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 Member and PPT Member Your PPT membership or donation will help our advocacy with transit workers like Sascha to build an equitable transit system for all. Here […]
Its the most wonderful time of the year! Volunteer for one of PPT’s year-end phone banks to help us connect with members. Every year PPT volunteers make hundreds of phone calls to connect to members. We talk about people’s experiences on transit throughout the year; we invite them to our year-end celebration; and we ask […]
You’re invited! Get your ticket today to join PPT’s Year-End Transit Justice Victory Party! 2023 was a big year for our organizing: We topped 250 dues-paying members! We elected a transit champion into the critical County Executive seat! We organized with state legislators and rallied at the Harrisburg Rotunda steps for new transit funding for […]
PPT Member Morgan Cikowski had an opportunity to work full-time as a PPT Community Organizing Intern. Read what she learned about beginning organizing best practices. Hello World! My name is Morgan and I am the Activism Team Lead at Patagonia Pittsburgh. I was excited to work with a grassroots organization like Pittsburghers for Public Transit […]
Job Posting: Digital Organizer at Pittsburghers for Public TransitAll applications received by 1/10/24 are guaranteed to be reviewed .pdf available here About Pittsburghers for Public Transit 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 […]
Transit App unveils new paid subscription, taking away access to key features. Free access is available, just message Transit in their app. Launched in 2019, Transit app has become one of the nation’s leading real-time public transit trackers. For those unfamiliar, Transit uses a crowdsourcing model to collect data of live bus times via user […]
Want to help shape the future of transit justice in Pittsburgh? This is your last chance to help PPT create our 2024 strategic plan–and the future of our organizing! PPT is dedicated to a democratically-made strategic plan, which means that your feedback and visions are an integral part of the creation process. We’ve put together […]
Discount Fare Pilot for SNAP Households in Allegheny County is extended indefinitely! This is a good sign. Lets push for a fully free, permanent program for all. Riders participating in the Allegheny County Discounted Fare Pilot Program received notice from the Department of Human Services (DHS) on October 18, 2023, that they can participate in […]
Join us in congratulating County Executive-elect Sara Innamorato on her victory! Sara put out a big vision for what public transit can be in our county.Sign on to say you’ll support her in making it real. Congratulations to incoming Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato, the first woman to hold the role! We celebrate the fact […]
PRT’s new Bus Line Redesign project holds incredible potential and potential pitfalls. Riders need to get involved to demand a system that’s the right size for all of our needs. Its finally happening. PRT has been speaking for months about doing a redesign of the entire bus network after it was identified as a top […]
Transit riders in Allegheny County are being presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Go Straight to Transit Riders’ Demands After 12 years of being in this office, current County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has reached his term limit, and will vacate the seat in January, 2024. That means that this year’s election for County Executive on November […]
Let’s Turn This Bus Around! Riders present #NotMyBRT Petition with a 500+ signatures to reverse the October 1 Service Changes and give us more transit, not less. At the Friday, October 27th PRT Board Meeting, transit riders were back for the second time to demand that the October 1st service changes and the downward of […]
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.