Get your new PPT T-Shirt at tomorrow's Holiday Fundraiser Party! RSVP here: www.facebook.com/events/269111013798763/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

🗣️"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. Remove the penalty for cash payment

On December 7th, 2018 we rallied to present these signatures and our testimony to the Port Authority of Allegheny County board of directors ,calling on them to #MakeOurFaresFair.

Huge thanks to all the riders and volunteers who rallied, gave testimony, collected signatures, made phone calls, created signs and made up chants! Thx to Just Harvest and Mon Valley Initiative for your partnership on the campaign. #StrongerTogether

We will continue to fight for equity in our system until all have the access they deserve.

{[MEDIA ROUNDUP}] Impressive media coverage from KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh, WPXI-TV Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, TribLive, 90.5 WESA, Newsradio 1020 KDKA
KDKA tv news 1: goo.gl/n7PExK
KDKA tv news 2: goo.gl/tA6oWa
WPXI tv news: goo.gl/LcweCp
PG print news: goo.gl/EwxxUh
Trib print news: goo.gl/9fPWSR
WESA radio: goo.gl/ksnSYC
KDKA radio: goo.gl/VSSypp
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Latest Posts

dt.common.streams.StreamServer (1)

#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. […]

20180426_125523

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 […]

bus driver appriciation crop

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 […]

IMG-3021 (1)

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.   […]

unnamed-5

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