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Transit Riders, Housing Advocates, and Workers Call for Equitable Transit Oriented Development

Over a dozen speakers from 10 organizations addressed the Port Authority board during their monthly meeting today. The board voted to approve leasing their property at the Castle Shannon T stop for the Shannon Transit Village development. Post Gazette coverage of the meeting is here: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/03/18/Port-Authority-gives-a-go-to-controversial-apartment-development-at-Castle-Shannon-T-stop/stories/201603180208 Trib coverage is here: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10170209-74/housing-affordable-residents Representatives from PPT, the Thomas Merton Center, […]

Join us March 18th to Push For Affordable Housing Near Transit

Port Authority is currently working on their transit oriented development (TOD) guidelines. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is encouraging transit and housing advocates to address the board during the public comment period of their board meeting on March 18th, 930 am, 345 Sixth Ave, 5th floor. You can sign up here by March 11 at 5 […]

PPT Addresses PAAC Board on the Killing of Bruce Kelley, Jr.

On Friday 2/26, Pittsburghers for Public Transit joined other groups to call for transparency and accountability on the part of Port Authority in regards to the killing of Bruce Kelley, Jr. We specifically asked for an investigation into whether or not the use of the police dog was justified. For PPT’s full statement click here. […]

Tell Port Authority what you think about their fare proposal!

Port Authority proposed a new fare policy that includes reducing the Zone 2 fare from 3.75 to 2.50. This is great news! Other details of the proposal are here. Please complete this survey to let them know what you think! Attend the next  hearing to learn more and deliver your comments (no need to sign […]

PPT’s Statement on the Killing of Bruce Kelley, Jr.

Feb 11, 2016 Contact: Molly Nichols, 412-216-9659, molly@pittsburghforpublictransit.org Pittsburghers for Public Transit is deeply concerned and upset about the killing of Bruce Kelley, Jr. by Port Authority police. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. We are also deeply concerned about the use of the police dog on a person, […]