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Why “microtransit” won’t work for Hazelwood

In his recent article “What is “Microtransit” For?”, transit expert Jarrett Walker breaks down what “Microtransit” is and where it is successful. “Microtransit” a current fad in tech-based mobility solutions and cities across the nation are putting tons of public money into them instead of building out their public transit systems. Unfortunately (and perhaps unsurprisingly) […]

Port Authority’s Q3 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.  In case you missed it, the most recent set of schedule adjustments will go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2019. You […]

After 3 Years, City Council Takes Up Questions of Driverless Vehicles

Last Month, after publishing its literature review “Wait, Who’s Driving This Thing?: Bringing the Public to the Autonomous Vehicle Table“, Pittsburghers for Public Transit worked with Councilmembers Theresa Kail-Smith, Deb Gross, and Corey O’Connor to hold the first City-sponsored conversation on the effects of Autonomous Vehicles. This was the first time that the Council has […]

Votes Are In: PPT Membership Elects New Coordinating Committee Members

Pittsburghers for Public Transit believes in transparency, accountability, public participation, democracy, collaboration, and shared leadership. And we want to practice what we preach. So each year PPT runs an open nomination and election process for our general membership to choose 5 people to serve on our Coordinating Committee (aka our Board of Directors). The Coordinating […]

Port Authority’s Q2 Service Changes, with comment from the 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.  In case you missed it, the most recent set of changes went into effect Sunday, June 16, 2019. The next set of […]

If you missed our Executive Director Laura Chu Wiens on yesterday's national panel "A Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency", talking about COVID Fare Relief and the Mon-Oakland Connectork, you can catch it here. TransitCenter also recently published a great report laying out national data about ridership and recommendations for transit systems to provide equitable and effective service through this pandemic and beyond. transitcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/TC_Covid_FINAL_Pages-1.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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