Weekend Service Victory and Service Increase on the 59-Mon Valley announced in Quarterly Service Changes!
Port Authority’s Quarterly Service Changes that go into effect this Sunday, November 22nd, will add weekend service to nearly all local routes in its system. This is an enormous victory and is the culmination of years of riders organizing neighborhood service campaigns with PPT over the last four years! Additionally, Port Authority plans to DOUBLE […]
PA Transit Riders Call for Equity and Racial Justice in the Regional Low-Carbon Transportation Program
Comments Submitted to the Transportation and Climate Initiative from Pittsburghers for Public Transit and Philly Transit Rider’s Union 10/30/20 Dear Governors and Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Leaders: Transit rider member organizations have participated in the TCI MOU discussions for several years, and have constituencies that include frontline communities in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh region. […]
At the final meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector, residents made it clear: investment needs to go to transit, sidewalks, and affordable housing – not the profits of investors. On October 20th, During the city’s first attempt at a “Final Public Meeting” on the Mon Oakland Connector, the room was full to its 100-person capacity […]
They’re back at it again: trying to use public dollars to build luxury transportation for wealthy developers. After a disastrous first attempt at a final public meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector project, the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, the Universities and the foundations that own Hazelwood Green are holding a second meeting on […]
The LAST VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING for the Mon Oakland Connector shuttle roadway project is scheduled for Thursday, 10/29, 6-8pm Transit equity means that public transportation investments must benefit people, not corporate interests. For more than two years, Pittsburghers for Public Transit has been advocating alongside residents for investment in a community-driven plan –Our Money, Our […]
All public utilities and essential services have started assistance programs to support low-income residents survive the pandemic and economic depression. The Port Authority must follow their lead and implement an emergency low-income fare program now. Allegheny County residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the ensuing economic depression. The data included in the recently […]