The US Census reports that Pittsburgh workers that commute using public transit is growing– in 2016 it went up to 18.1% of the population, which puts us 9th in the nation. If you include biking and walking, that’s 31% of Pittsburgh’s workers. And that’s JUST in the city of Pittsburgh, and among our working population […]
Pittsburghers for Public Transit marched with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. YES to strong unions! PPT supports a safe, affordable, accessible transit system operated by union drivers paid good living wages and working in safe conditions.
WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! In response to concerns raised by community members, riders, ACCESS mob, and PPT, The Port Authority will be holding three community meetings in Braddock, McKeesport, and Duquesne. Check out the facebook event page for Braddock and information on time and location for all three meetings below: BRADDOCK October 2 – […]
On September 13th, House Republicans voted to pass a budget which approved cuts of $11.3 million to transit in Allegheny County. The budget then moved to a vote in the Senate, and PPT, along with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) headed to Harrisburg to say “NO” to more cuts to transit! Transit lines are life […]
The Mifflin Estates Transit Campaign celebrated the hard work they put in over the past year, with over 50 residents, bus drivers and PPT activists coming out to eat and find out more about the schedule and service. Thanks to their fight, the 55 will now be running through the community all day and on weekends! There […]
Pittsburghers for Public Transit joined residents of Braddock, Duquesne, and Rankin, ACCESS Mob, and transit advocates to tell the Port Authority “No!” to mandatory transfers and service impacts to the disability community. From the WESA coverage of the event: “The monetary and physical costs of switching buses take a toll on these communities, which tend to […]