Last month, the Port Authority announced its plan to eliminate bus stops on all its routes, starting with the 51 Carrick and 16 Brighton. Now they are moving onto the 88 and 48.
Pittsburghers for Public Transit knows that the best way to build a transit system is to engage the riders and operators who use it every day – they are the experts in how to improve it. And that means allowing riders to give input on the project and the process BEFORE a plan is drafted. PAAC needs to take this input into consideration as they draft their project plans because data and observation alone will not create the most equitable, effective outcome. PAAC also has to give riders space to give input AFTER the project has been implemented so they know what is working for riders and what isn’t. This has to be an ongoing conversation between the Port Authority, their riders, and their workers.
PPT is heading out to ride the buses and collect feedback from riders so we can pass it on to Port Authority. It is important that riders have a say in this process. We hope you’ll join us for these upcoming canvasses:
- Wednesday, November 6th, 5pm-8p (Meet at the Crazy Mocha on Liberty Ave/Tito Way at 5pm).
Sign Up to Canvass Here or fill out the form below
Riders can visit the Port Authority’s website to learn more about the bus stop consolidation project and give their feedback. And check out this Post Gazette article from last month when the changes were announced.