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Fall Fundraising Campaign Results

PPT raised $8,000 in our fall fundraising campaign!! Over 100 people donated! Thank you all so much for your support. We are celebrating a great year of defending and expanding public transit and are excited for all we can do in 2016!

Concerns about proposed transit connector between Hazelwood and Oakland

Pittsburghers for Public Transit has many questions about the proposed transit project, which would provide a connection between Oakland and Hazelwood. Jonah McAllister-Erickson, along with a few other PPT members, attended the public meeting about the project on December 7th. Here is his report of the evening, along with the questions we posed: A standing […]

Bus Riders Unite for Service Rally a Success!

Dozens of transit riders and community members came out to speak and to stand together in the fight for better bus service. Many testimonies and heartfelt accounts were given about the lack of service and its effect on individuals from all walks of life. Groups from Penn Hills, Garfield, and Perry Highway came out in support […]

Bus Riders Unite for Service Rally

Come out  Friday Nov 20th at 8:30 am outside of the Wood St. T-Station for our Bus Riders Unite for Service Rally! Join transit riders, workers, and residents as we call for adequate transit service in Garfield, Penn Hills, North Hills and all communities that need it. We will be on our way to the […]

Penn Hills Community Meeting 11/10

20 Penn Hills residents came together on Tuesday Nov 10th to speak out about the unsafe conditions they face trying to use public transit. Residents are forced to walk long distances on roads without sidewalks in order to catch a bus. Community members are often almost struck by vehicles, and one woman was actually hit […]

Post-Gazette Editorial Board Pens Op-ed on Transit Deserts

The Post-Gazette has published an article calling that PAAC’s surplus funding should go to addressing service gaps and needs. The op-ed comes after the October 23rd PAAC board meeting at which over 20 residents and community leaders spoke about lack of service in their neighborhoods. Read more: Transit deserts: The Port Authority must try to find […]