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Save the Date: Bus Service Celebration on October 8th!

IT’S TIME TO PARTAYYYY! Please join us on Saturday Oct 8 to celebrate getting increased bus service in Garfield and Penn Hills! After a year long resident-led campaign, the 89 will now run on weekends in Garfield. The 79 will run all day and on weekends along the current P17 route. WE DID IT! Residents […]

Battle of Homestead Presentation: Present Day Issues, Future Possibilities

On Saturday, August 19th, the Battle of Homestead Foundation hosted a panel of organizations and individuals working on improving public transit in Pittsburgh. PPT director Molly Nichols and Garfield resident and leader Debra Short both spoke at the panel, as well as Kathryn Schlesinger from the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group and Gerry Strutt, bus driver […]

Advocates Urge Port Authority to Green their Fleet

On Friday, June 24th, PPT joined dozens of organizations in a call to green the Port Authority fleet. Kimmy Dihn, of PPT , says moving toward more environmentally friendly vehicles could help address public-health issues, too. “We are voicing the concern of how buses affect the public health of pedestrians, cyclists and public-transportation riders.” Warwick […]

Mobility is a Civil Right Forum with BikePGH

PPT is excited to join up with Bike Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group to connect transportation justice and social justice advocates and discuss current struggles for mobility and access. Join us on June 30th at the Kinsgley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, 6:00-8:30PM. Speakers will share their challenges with mobility and access and we will […]

Transit Riders and Advocates Celebrate Proposed Service Additions and Call for More

On Friday May 27th, residents and riders from all over the county came together to encourage Port Authority to approve staff recommendations for service extensions. The proposal includes adding weekend service the 89 Garfield and extending the 79 along Mount Carmel Road in Penn Hills. Annie McGowan, resident of Garfield said: “Me and my mom […]

Join us Friday May 27th to support communities who need transit!

On Friday May 27th, 830 am, outside the Wood St T station transit advocates, riders, and supporters will hold a press conference to celebrate Port Authority’s proposal for increased service in Garfield and Penn Hills. We will then attend the Port Authority board meeting at 930 am, 345 Sixth Ave, 5th floor, to ask the […]