A new video from PPT Board Member Dean Mougianis gives a look back at our organization’s history of winning campaigns.
2012 – PPT helped to win a more stable funding stream from our state
2013-2014 – PPT worked with neighbors and bus operators to win a series of campaigns that restored and expanded transit service into neighborhoods that need it.
2016-2017 – PPT organized with neighbors in the Mon Valley to overturn a decision that would have eliminated direct service into downtown PGH and forced a transfer.
2017 – PPT worked with riders and allies at Casa San Jose, the Alliance for Police Accountability to defeat a proposal that would have placed armed police on transit to check people’s fares.
2016 – 2022 – PPT organized with neighbors in Hazelwood, The Run, and surrounding communities to defeat a proposed shuttle roadway through Schenley Park that would have exclusively benefited CMU and the Hazelwood Green development site.
2018 – 2022 – PPT worked with hundreds of riders and allies to release the #FairFares platform that outlined steps necessary for more affordable fares at Port Authority. We launched the Fair Fares for a Full Recovery Coalition, issue reports and held rallies to speak to the importance of fare affordability. In the Fall of 2022 we won a major victory when Allegheny County announced they would start a Discounted Transit Fare Pilot program to test the impact of free and reduced fares for households with SNAP/EBT benefits. Our work continues as we organize to expand this program and make it permanent for all EBT/SNAP recipients in Allegheny County.