Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.

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PPT Summer Party! Get Your Tickets Today.

PPT’s Summer Party to celebrate the campaigns we’ve won and the community we’ve built. August 10th! 6-8pm! Mark your calendars for the first in-person party that PPT has held since the start of the pandemic. It’s been a long, difficult road since March 2020, but we’ve kept up our organizing and shown that transit rider […]

Cuts, cuts, cuts: new round of service changes continues downward trend.

The cuts are deemed “temporary” – but riders need to see a plan for service expansion because our experience is that once routes are cut, they don’t come back. Port Authority (now “Pittsburgh Regional Transit”) typically updates its service schedules 4 times every year, but the most recent round of service changes that took effect […]

Board election time! Cast your ballot for PPT’s leadership team

After all of the nominees introduced themselves at our July Meeting, the ballot is open! The deadline for all PPT Members to cast their ballot in the PPT Board Election is 27th at midnight. Please read this blog with bios on all the candidates before casting your vote. Overview of PPT’s Board Election Process Pittsburghers […]

Members Make PPT: Join 10yr Anniversary Membership Drive & Fundraiser

No Service, No Survival. Join or renew your PPT Membership today. After a decade of transit rider organizing, PPT is winning campaigns and building the movement for transit justice – but we need you now more than ever. People have always been on the front lines fighting for transit justice in Pittsburgh. Whether from disabled […]

The New Direction That Riders Want for Our Transit Agency

We welcome a new direction, so long as it is one that expands service, fare affordability, and accessibility for all. Today the Port Authority unveiled the new name for the transit system that we ride every day: Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT). The website announces the change with a banner that reads, “New Name. New Direction.”.  […]

PPT Featured on High Frequency Podcast from TransitCenter

High Frequency podcast interviews PPT’s Director and discusses our successful campaign over the Mon Oakland Connector and launch of Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform We were excited to accept an invitation from our friends at TransitCenter to join them for Episode 1 of their High Frequency podcast’s new season. Check out PPT Director Laura Chu […]

Mayor Gainey’s Transition Plan is Good For Transit Riders

Transit Riders Favorably Assess Mayor’s Transition Plan Against the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform, and Highlight Opportunities for Funding City Priorities Through Federal Infrastructure Plan Transit Riders Celebrate Mayor Ed Gainey’s recently released Transition Plan. The plan centers equity and pedestrian dignity in infrastructure investments and planning. This is in stark contrast to the previous […]

Nominations are Open for 2022 PPT Board Elections

Join the core team to coordinate the direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for public transit as a human right. That’s a small d, “democratic”, meaning that every July PPT members elect the next slate of candidates who will lead the direction and […]

New Service Changes for Q1 2022 and what it means for riders – from the @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

About Port Authority’s “Quarterly Service Adjustments” Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider/worker requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads. These quarterly adjustments were dialed back because of the pandemic, but they seem to be […]

Port Authority Must Reinstate Mask Requirements for Rider and Worker Safety

We condemn the irresponsible decision by the Port Authority of Allegheny County to stop enforcing mask-wearing on public transit, following the Florida court ruling yesterday regarding the CDC mandate. The decision by PAAC comes as COVID-19 cases are rising in Allegheny County and nationwide due to a new and more transmissible strain of Omicron. Transit […]

Transit Justice is Environmental Justice – Join the Rally!

Transportation emissions are now the largest contributor to climate change in the United States. There is no managing or reversing the climate crisis without getting more people on transit.  As we approach Earth Day, however, public transit is the worse its been since the start of the pandemic, and Port Authority is cutting back service April […]

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