Over the years PPT has worked on a number of different campaigns of various sizes and scope, but our belief in the power of grassroots action has remained unchanged.
Thanks to our awesome membership, resident leadership, coordinating committee, and supporters throughout the city and county we have won a lot of our campaigns and made great strides towards making our transit system more equitable. Not all of our Community Campaigns were victorious. However, all of them contributed to winning a more transparent, equitable process at the Port Authority to increase the transparency and equity of the service restoration process.
🏆 When we fight, we win! 🏆
See below for the different campaigns that PPT has worked on, and feel free to shoot over an email if you want to learn more – firstname.lastname@example.org.
🏆 89 Garfield Community Campaign
Garfield residents testified at several Port Authority Board meetings and submitted a service change to restore service on the weekends. After a year long resident-led campaign, the 89 will now run on weekends in Garfield!
🏆 Amazon HQ2 ≠ P4
🏆 Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders
PPT worked with Casa San Jose, the Alliance for Police Accountability, and the Thomas Merton Center to overturn the Port Authority’s proposal to place armed police officers on transit to check fares! Click the link above to watch some testimony to the Port Authority and read about our concerns with the Port Authority’s proposal.
🏆 Duquesne Community Campaign
Through the fall of 2018 into the spring of 2019, riders led an effort to reform Port Authority’s fare structure. Demands included free transfers, lower cash fares, and fare capping. Through rallies, petitions, canvasing and testimony, riders won a consultant to examine the feasability of these policies. This campaign has grown into the #FairFares Coalition work listed in current campaigns.
🏆 Millvale Community Campaign
🏆 Penn Hills Community Campaign
The 79 will run all day and on weekends along the current P17 route.
🏆 Oakland-Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Proposal
🏆 Perry Highway Community Campaign
Residents along Perry Highway need their bus service restored. This campaign included several important community meetings and meetings with elected officials but the Port Authority has still not restored service. Click the link to learn about the campaign.
🏆 West Mifflin Community Campaign
🏆 Act 89 Statewide Transit Funding
PPT was a key coalition member in the fight to stave off severe cuts to the transit system in Allegheny County PA in 2011 and helped win the passage of Act 89 which extended funding to the state’s transit system until 2022! Stay tuned on our current campaigns page for any new campaigns related to transit funding.
🏆 Baldwin Community Campaign – the 44
In 2014, Baldwin residents – in collaboration with PPT – worked on a campaign that successfully restored service to the area via the 44. PPT helped organize a series of community meetings and survey almost 500 residents in Baldwin!
🏆 Groveton Community Campaign – the 20
In 2014, Groveton and Moon residents, bus drivers, and transit supporters worked together to make the case for bus service in these transit deserts. We successfully got the 20 Kennedy to run up to the Groveton community on weekdays!
Moon Township Community Campaign – the G3 Flyer & the 21
Residents in Moon still need adequate bus service in their neighborhoods! They have held community meetings and gained over 400 signatures on a petition to the Port Authority. If you live in the area and want to re-initiate this campaign, let us know!