*Amazon logo superimposed over the picture of Pittsburgh, with “Pittsburgh” as the text. From Seattle24x7.com Great panel conversation hosted by Pitt Human Rights City Initiative and the research and advocacy organization UrbanKind, about the possible impacts of Amazon HQ2 on affordable housing, public transit, worker rights, taxpayer liabilities among other unforeseen consequences. See the live […]
PPT joins ATU Local 85 and the Sierra Club in publishing an op-ed on Transit Equity Day in honor of Rosa Parks
February 8th, 2018 (not: Transit Equity Day was February 5th) Happy Transit Equity Day, all! We’re celebrating Rosa Parks’ birthday with a reminder that transit is a human and civil right, that transit workers deserve fair wages, benefits and a union, and that public transportation is vital to our climate sustainability. Here’s a joint op-ed […]
February 8th, 2018 What an amazing month! PPT and Just Harvest have partnered in calling on the Port Authority board to not implement the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at the expense of our 61 A, B, and C bus riders. On Friday, January 26th, more than 60 riders and bus drivers came out to rally and pack […]
February 8th, 2018 Thank you to Lisa Gonzalez, Toni Haraldsen and Crystal Jennings for making our MLK Jr tabling session at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater such a success! Lots of students joined us to hear the story of Rosa Parks, transit as a civil right struggle, and tell us what their bus means to them!
When told that the Port Authority has proposed a cut in service frequency to the 61C, Derek Gordon, who works for the Steelers, said: “This is my only way to work!” He has a flex schedule, and service frequency is important for being able to plan his commute from day to day. Along with our […]
February 8th, 2018 Our Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders coalition delegated County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on Thursday, January 18th, to call on him to take a public position opposing fare enforcement policing on public transit. Nearly 30 riders went to his office at the County Courthouse; we were met by six police officers, and were refused an opportunity […]