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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!

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Find out more about communities that have mobilized to restore bus service in transit deserts, the campaign for affordable housing near good transit, and the fight for equity with the BRT and Proof of Payment proposals.

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Click here to see the most updated news from PPT! See pictures and videos from the past month's events and actions as well as updates on campaigns. Get the latest on upcoming actions and events as well!

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Latest Posts

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BRT Campaign Victory! No Cuts to the 61 Buses

  Photo Credit: Margaret J Krauss, WESA Port Authority Heeds Public, Makes Changes to BRT Plan  New plan, federal grant application will better serve Mon Valley communities Rankin, PA — On Thursday night, at a standing-room only meeting in Rankin, Port Authority of Allegheny County presented its new bus service plan for the Bus Rapid […]

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PPT IS HIRING!

Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a project of The Thomas Merton Center, is a grassroots organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit. We are seeking a full-time community organizer to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018. The community organizer will work out of our Garfield office. The […]

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Armed Police Have No Place Checking Fares!

At last week’s Port Authority meeting, Port Authority CEO Katherine Kelleman announced that Port Authority will most likely be walking back the proposal to have armed police officers checking for fare payment. PPT and the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders Coalition is glad to hear this news- this policy would endanger the lives of thousands of riders of […]