“At PPT, Transit riders and transit workers roll together. We’re not letting the system divide us and we’re building power.” – Sascha Craig, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 Member and PPT Member
Your PPT membership or donation will help our advocacy with transit workers like Sascha to build an equitable transit system for all.
Here at PPT, transit riders and transit workers ride together.
Together, we are laying out a vision – and developing the plan – for a transit service that truly serves us and meets all our region’s needs. With a new County Executive taking the helm, there has never been a greater opportunity to turn this bus around, but to win, we need you.
I’m Sascha Craig and I’m proud to have worked at Pittsburgh Regional Transit now for almost 33 years. But transit is not just important to me; my family and community are full of both transit workers and transit riders who need our system to succeed. That’s why, during this year’s election for our next Allegheny County Executive, the stakes were too high for us to sit on the sidelines.
The County Exec is the single most powerful elected official when it comes to our region’s transit. The County Exec controls appointments to PRT’s Board of Directors, they set policy and direct a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars meant to keep Allegheny County moving. With so much power on the ballot for Election Day, it was clear we had to organize, educate and elect a true transit champion as our next leader.
This year, PPT invited the County Exec candidates to ride the bus with transit riders and transit workers like me to hear firsthand the issues we face. We sent each of the candidates a questionnaire about their transit priorities and mailed out those answers to thousands of County residents. We mobilized riders and workers in every corner of Allegheny County to #VoteTransit on Election Day – and our efforts paid off.
But the hardest work is yet to come! And that’s why I’m asking you to take action and become an active member of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. The opportunity to shape the future of transit in Allegheny County is truly at hand, but we’re going to need everyone to achieve the transit justice we deserve. Here at PPT, we ride together, and that means with you.