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Send a Warm Welcome to PPT’s New Community Organizer Cheryl Stephens!

PPT welcomes Cheryl Stephens to our team as our new Community Organizer For nearly a decade, PPT has been a democratic member-led organization that fights for change in our community. We have won campaigns for improved bus service, fare accessibility, affordable housing, and transit equity. These successes are fueled by a dedicated family of members […]

Rally to #SealTheDeal for climate, jobs and transit justice!

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, August 19, 2021 — 11:00 am CONTACT: Laura Chu Wiens, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, laura@pittsburghforpublictransit.org, (703) 424-0854 THURS 11 am: Activists in Allegheny County, PA Call on Rep. Conor Lamb to “Seal the Deal” and Pass the Full Jobs and Infrastructure Package, Prioritizing Climate Solutions, Green Jobs and Transit Justice Event […]

Welcome to the Newly Elected PPT Coordinating Committee Members, 2021-2023!

Congrats to the new PPT Coordinating Committee Members, elected to lead us 2021-2023! Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a democratic, grassroots, member-led organization and we practice what we preach. Our Coordinating Committee acts as our Board of Directors and is filled with up to 15 people who are elected to the seats by the rest […]

NEXTransit Fare Policy Recommendations are grossly inadequate, and we need to speak up!

What is NEXTransit? NEXTransit is Port Authority’s 25-year long-range plan. This is the first public planning document that Port Authority has developed in decades, and it will impact their policy and infrastructure priorities for the foreseeable future. In this final NEXTransit draft (p.38), Port Authority names fare affordability as the 2nd most highly ranked policy […]

Port Authority’s June Service Adjustments, Q2 2021, with comment from @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

New quarterly adjustments bring an ever-so-slight increase in service levels. Overall Service remains below pre-pandemic levels. Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider’s requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads.  These quarterly adjustments were […]

When we fight we win! Victory on Paid Sick Days in Allegheny County. ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️VICTORY: After nearly two years of pressure from advocates all across the county and an initial veto from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, last night, Allegheny County Council passed Paid Sick Days for businesses with more than 25 employees. No one should have to choose between their health, the health of their loved ones, and the ability to put food on the table. Especially not those most impacted by the County’s lack of paid sick days -- women and people of color. This legislation is a good and long overdue start to ensuring everyone has the time they need to get and stay well. But we will keep fighting until every worker in Allegheny County has access to paid sick days -- without arbitrary exceptions. (Accessible text: image of two people holding up a sign reading "PITTSBURGH FOR PAID SICK DAYS") ... See MoreSee Less
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TONIGHT @ 6pm! Join us at the Transit for All PA! Campaign Summit to recap & strategize about how to move a pro-transit agenda forward through Harrisburg in the new legislative year! Philly Transit Riders Union Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 5th Square & Transit Forward Philadelphia👉 RSVP hereus02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeCqqT8qGtI0qnUEvDOweTw1nYFzzAoI ... See MoreSee Less
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