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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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 […]

New 100 Days Transit Platform Paints Achievable Vision for Incoming Mayor of Pittsburgh

Press Conference to Launch the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform lays out an ambitious but achievable workplan for the new city administration. On December 16th, riders, workers, and allies rallied in Oakland to launch the Pittsburgh 100 Day Transit Platform for the next Mayor of Pittsburgh. This platform highlights the role that the City of […]

Join us to launch the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform for the new administration

The new Mayor can afford all residents the freedom to move. Join PPT to release the new Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform. As a new City administration takes office this platform can guide them in refocusing transportation, housing, and land use policy to benefit all Pittsburghers. Press Conference to release the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit […]

Come Party With Us! 2021 Was a Year of Transit Campaigns Worth Celebrating

In 2021, PPT members brought both the SHELTER and the STORM! Join us to celebrate a year of successful (and hard-fought) transit organizing. In 2021, PPT members brought both the SHELTER and the STORM. This year was hard – the crushing effects of the pandemic, a transit death spiral, a transit funding cliff. Jobs and […]

Finally, We Can Win Better Transit from Homestead to McKeesport

It’s GO Time. Homestead to McKeesport Transit Improvements are within reach! Let’s make sure we see through to the finish line our demands for quality transit Beyond the East Busway: the Homestead to McKeesport edition.  The Context:  Years of organizing from riders led to the Port Authority’s recent adoption of the NextTransit long-range plan to build […]

We are the shelter. We are the storm: Year-End Fundraising Campaign!

“We have to care for our neighbors and be the shelter. We have to fight for them and be the storm.” – Alisa Grishman, PPT Member Your support for PPT will mean that more neighbors like Alisa will organize to win quality, affordable public transit in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania.  A note from PPT […]

What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for Pittsburgh Transit Riders

New Infrastructure Bill will bring historic levels of funding to Port Authority for capital projects – but it will also mean historic levels of highway funding too… We need the Senate to pass the Build Back Better act for climate justice now. For the last two years, PPT members have been calling for the federal […]

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