• Pittsburghers for Public Transit marched alongside thousands of Union members from all across the state including ATU local 85. Unions of every type are what keeps those in power held to account and we appreciate all the work that they do.

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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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Fall Fundraising Drive for PPT!

Now in our 7th year, Pittsburghers for Public Transit is continuing the fight for equity, transparency and access for transit riders and residents across Allegheny County. Bus Lines are Life Lines, and we insist that riders, drivers and residents be at the table for decisions at the Port Authority, the URA, the city and the […]

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Port Authority Selects New CEO, Katherine Kelleman

The Port Authority has hired Katharine Kelleman, former head of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority in Tampa, Florida as the new CEO for Port Authority. Although we are disappointed that there was no public selection process, we welcome Ms. Kelleman to Pittsburgh. We appreciate that she is already aware of the issues around policing […]

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URA Lexington Meeting Standing-Room Only with Community Members!

(Photo by Margaret Krauss, WESA News)   Great turnout at the URA Lexington Park community meeting! Thanks to all the North Point Breeze, Homewood and PPT members that turned out to support affordable housing on the site. We will continue to advocate for community members to have a seat at the URA table to decide […]

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Important Community Meeting in N Point Breeze and Homewood, Thursday Nov 2!

We know that transit assets like the MLK East Busway are often theĀ first sites of displacement and gentrification in cities, and that the housing costs along the stops of the East Busway have been escalating in recent years. Rising housing and rental costs mean that low income transit riders that depend onĀ public transit to get […]