• photo credit: Kimmy Dinh, Thomas Merton Center

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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!

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Find out more about communities that have mobilized to restore bus service in transit deserts, the campaign for affordable housing near good transit, and the fight for equity with the BRT and Proof of Payment proposals.

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Latest Posts


Post Gazette Covers PPT’s Demands around Port Authority CEO Search

“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 […]


Transit Riders Testify Against Port Authority Policy Proposal of Armed Police Fare Checkers

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 Demands Public Process in Port Authority CEO Search

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 […]

Port Authority Delays Implementing “Proof of Payment” System on the T

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 […]