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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, 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 […]

Transit Rider’s Open Letter: Transit Still Moves Our City

Public transit = healthcare, food access, jobs. COVID-19 must not threaten our system. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is joining transit riders across Pennsylvania and the nation to call on our elected representatives to pass a robust transit stimulus package. We need to protect and expand our public transit system during these challenging times so that we […]

Port Authority’s Q1 Service Adjustments, with comment from @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

Each quarter the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for rider’s requests, ridership shifts, construction, road closures and/or all of the other unexpected hiccups that might affect Pittsburgh roads.  Additionally, Port Authority’s new Bus Stop Consolidation program aims to eliminate 20-30% of stops in the entire system. PPT’s feelings about this […]

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