Pittsburghers for Public Transit
We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!
“The group recently presented the authority with a letter calling for the agency to allow groups to participate in the process and identifying the qualities it wants to see in a new CEO. “We respectfully request that, as an important public asset, the public be given an opportunity to weigh in on the final selection […]
Nearly 30 community activists, transit riders and allies gave powerful testimony at today’s Port Authority Board Meeting in opposition to the proposal for armed police to check fares on the T! Speakers addressed concerns around police’s racial profiling of black and brown communities, the criminalization of youth and the poor, the risks of deportation for […]
PPT presented the following letter to the Port Authority Board today, naming specific qualities that should be looked for in a Port Authority CEO, and requesting a public process to screen candidates for the position: —– To the Port Authority Board and CEO Hiring Committee, The Port Authority plays a key role in shaping the […]
The Port Authority has just announced a postponement of the implementation of the “Proof of Payment” system on the T until at least October! While we agree that the implementation should be delayed, we are disappointed that the Port Authority has not addressed our coalition’s concerns about the use of armed Port Authority police to […]