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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After Years of Organizing and Planning, Mon Valley Communities See Federal Funding Responding to Transit-Oriented Development Needs
A new $565,500 grant to the Port Authority marks the next phase in residents’ successful campaign to extend the East Busway Transit riders, residents, businesses, and elected officials in the Mon Valley have been working hard to extend the East Busway’s benefits into their communities. After years of organizing to uplift the demand for better […]
Taking Back Our Seat On The Bus
There is no justice without an organized demand. Friday February 4th, Rosa Parks’ birthday, is National Transit Equity Day. Pittsburghers for Public Transit and our friends are celebrating by holding an 11:30 am broadcast on Facebook Live to highlight how there is no justice without an organized demand. Check out the FB Live Broadcast here […]
Make the Bus Fly! Speed-Up Recovery With Dedicated Lanes & Green Lights for Buses
Make the Bus Fly! PGH Bridge Collapse Has Severed Communities from a Critical Corridor, But Dedicated Bus Lanes & Green Lights for Buses Can Speed Up Recovery It is through sheer luck that no one was killed in the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge. It is through community care that everyone was rescued. But […]
Service cuts, service additions: this new proposal needs your input
Temporary pandemic service changes are being extended. Has the pandemic affected your transit service and access in either a positive or negative way? It’s time to make your voice heard! Our public transit system has been completely upended by the pandemic. Ridership is in flux: while many workers shifted to work-at-home arrangements, many more continued […]
We’re Building our Dreams Beyond the East Busway: The Homestead to McKeesport Edition.
Riders Show Up to Port Authority’s 837 Corridor Public Engagement Sessions, Help Drive the Rapid Transit Planning Process Forward. Years of planning and organizing from Mon Valley riders on our Beyond the East Busway campaign has led to the identification and prioritization of three key corridors for safer, faster, quality transit infrastructure. All three of […]
New Fare Changes Leave Largest Inequities In Place
New Port Authority Fare Changes Do Not Remove Fare Cost Burden on Low Income and Minority Riders, and Highlight Need for a Low-Income Fare Program Effective January 1st, 2022, the Port Authority will be implementing a rolling pass program that “starts” a weekly or monthly bus pass on the first day of its usage, rather […]
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