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TRIB OP-ED: 4 ways Pittsburgh’s mayor must improve public transit

On November 2nd, Pittsburghers elected Representative Ed Gainey to become their next mayor. In the leadup to this election, PPT’s Director Laura Chu Wiens and Member Emily Howe published an op-ed in the Trib to outline how this next mayor needs to center public transportation in their plans to build an equitable Pittsburgh for all. […]

Pittsburgh’s Future in Transit: Assessing Mayoral Candidates’ Transit Promises

#VoteTransit: Public Transit is a Mayoral Issue Local transit initiatives have the power to map Pittsburgh’s future cityscape, and along with it, improve housing equity and economic growth for all residents. While federal transit funding makes headlines as a hot-button issue in national politics, the power of local governments to bring big improvements for transit riders […]

Transit Riders Celebrate Port Authority’s NEXTransit Long-Range Plan.

Riders’ Voices Were Heard! Riders are successful in uplifting priorities in Port Authority’s first-ever long-range plan. (Pittsburgh, PA) Friday, September 24th – Transit Riders in Allegheny County celebrated this morning as the Port Authority Board of Directors voted to adopt its NEXTransit 25-year long-range plan. The plan directly incorporated riders’ feedback around increasing fare affordability […]

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 […]