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News Roundup: New PPT Report Gets to the Heart of the Mon-Oakland Connector

Reporters say that the Mon-Oakland Connector costs just don’t add up. On Friday, April 10th, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) and data analysts at Tech4Society released a new report entitled The People’s Audit of the Mon-Oakland Connector, to evaluate the City’s proposed Mon-Oakland Connector shuttle roadway against resident proposals for expanded public transit services. The […]

New Report Shows Public Transit is More Effective than Mon-Oakland Shuttle Roadway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2020 // Pittsburgh, PA Media Contact: Laura Chu Wiens, Executive Director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit: (703) 424-0854 New Report Shows Public Transit is More Effective than Mon-Oakland Shuttle Roadway On Friday, April 10th, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) and data analysts at Tech4Society released a new report entitled The […]

Make sure YOU are counted in the 2020 census

Public Transit relies on you taking the census! Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) has joined the Keystone Counts Coalition to help ensure a fair and accurate count of the upcoming 2020 census, which is data that guides many decisions for the upcoming decade. There is a lot at stake in this Census, and historically-marginalized communities […]

PAAC moves to farelsss transit + rear door boarding amid Covid-19 outbreak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Dan Yablonsky, Communications Director, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (551) 206-3320, dan@pittsburghforpublictransit.org Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) applauds Port Authority’s recent decision to protect the health and safety of front-line transit workers, by having riders board through the rear-doors and by implementing a fareless transit policy. Since Saturday, more than 315 riders […]

Covid-19 Resource Lists, and a Moment for Transformation

As the Covid-19 outbreak spreads through our communities, we are seeing firsthand how years of disinvestment, defunding, and deregulation are leaving our neighbors struggling to find the essentials they need: transportation, food, housing, healthcare, education, and more. This struggle is real, and our communities are coming together to support each other through our moment of […]

Join the SWPA Covid19 Community Response Phonebank to support our neighbors

Join PPT to connect with our neighbors and make sure their needs are met during this time of Covid-19 The Covid-19 outbreak has laid bare the longer-term crisis of poverty and inequality in our country. Now, more than ever, we need protections for the 140million poor and dispossessed people in the U.S., not billions in […]

Hop on our monthly meeting! Meet some PPT Members during our social hour thats going on now. Then our meeting starts at 7!We're talking about the Port Authority's new Fare Proposal and our statewide organizing campaign for expanded transit funding: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8?fbclid=IwAR0DwinK4_BmPh_d2O... ... See MoreSee Less
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Port Authority has another survey out - this time they want to hear about your experience riding their buses or rails. Take 5 mins to give you input now and get entered to win a free monthly bus pass: portauthority.org/BusRailSurvey2021?fbclid=IwAR0i6MQPRX--r-bb9YSAtZOeC93xZg_wzJPTHSC7i7c-70dZAr1-... ... See MoreSee Less
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Organize for a better world. Join us at our Monthly Meeting tomorrow, 7pm via zoom or phone. Help strategize on how to win a more equitable fare proposal that benefits all riders. RSVP here: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8 ... See MoreSee Less
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