Join the celebration! Rider victories can make it all possible

Image description: Flyer with an invitation to PPT’s Victory Party & Year-End Celebration. Left side of the image has a yellow background, with PPT’s logo at the top and text that reads “Victory Party & Year-End Celebration Irma Freemand Center Middle of the image has text that reads “Your Invited!” with illustrations of people dancing. Right side of the image has a selfie of PPT members smiling at a bus stop, a disco ball and a ribbon that says “Advocacy Campaign of the Year”.

RSVP below and reach out to PPT if you have any questions or accessibility needs, 551-206-3320 or

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The theme for our party is “pagent” so where whatever makes you feel fabulous!

Image Description: PPT members Linda Warman, Debra Green, Randy Francisco and Krystle Knight hold the PPT banner and chant at a Fair Fares rally, with text overlaid on the photo reading “We Won! Best Advocacy Campaign!”

Celebrate the major win on our campaign for more affordable transit fares and a year of successful organizing.

Join PPT to celebrate all that we can make possible when we organize together as transit riders, transit workers, and neighbors. Our Victory Party will uplift the major milestone that we achieved this Fall on our campaign for more affordable fares at PRT. The campaign even won Best Advocacy Campaign of the Year in TransitCenter’s Frequency Awards! After years of organizing by hundreds of transit riders, Allegheny County announced in September that it would begin a Discount Transit Fare Pilot Program open to all EBT/SNAP recipients in the county. We’ll recap the highlights of this campaign and hear from members that were involved throughout the years.

PPT also has a lot more to celebrate from 2022! For starters, it was the first year that the organization stood on its own two feet as an independent 501c3 organization – that’s a big step! Last spring we won another years-long campaign when the newly-elected Mayor Gainey made good on his campaign promise and canceled the Mon Oakland Connector Shuttle Road through Schenley park – and we successfully redirected this money to traffic-calming projects and affordable housing. In the summer, we kicked off a new membership program and we now have 250 people involved as active dues-paying members in the organization! We also spent the year working with a Disability Justice cohort to improve our accessibility practices and involve more people in our organizing across abilities and languages.

PPT Campaign Victory Party & Year-End Celebration
December 16th, 7pm-11pm
Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination
5006 Penn Ave

What to expect: The celebration will be one to remember! The theme is “pagent” so think streamers, tinsel, and balloons, and wear whatever makes you feel fabulous! We’ll be inside at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination (5006 Penn Ave) from 7pm-11pm. There will be a full dinner served free to all people who RSVP. Music will be provided by our friend DJ Frank and dancing will certainly happen. PPT members will host transit-themed games. And PPT members from different campaigns will talk about what it takes to win and what it means for their families and our communities. Attendees do not feel obligated to attend the entire event, so feel free to arrive and leave at whatever times work best for you.

Accessibility: The Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination is an accessible space. There is a ramp into the building from the sidewalk and there is an accessible bathroom. The space has an upper and a lower area that are very close together and connected by a ramp. You enter the space into the upper area where attendees can mingle and play games. The lighting will be good and consistent in this room throughout the night. The lower area will have music, dancing, speeches, and food. Lighting may be turned down for dancing and speeches. There will be interpretation in both ASL and Spanish.

Getting there: The Irma Freeman is a storefront at 5006 Penn Ave. There is a ramp into the space. The closest bus stop is at Winebiddle and Penn Ave, a 1-minute walk away, and is serviced by the 88. The 87 and 64 both stop on Friendship Ave, a 5-6 minute walk away. The 86 and 64 both have stops on Liberty Ave, which is a 10-minute walk to the venue. There is bike parking and car parking on Penn Ave.  If any of these transportation modes are cost-prohibitive for you, contact PPT to discuss options, 551-206-3320 or

COVID procedures: Masks are encouraged indoors. We also encourage everyone to take an at-home COVID rapid test before arriving. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19. There is outdoor space available on the sidewalk in front of the building and through an exit at the rear of the building.