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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Join PA Transit Riders & Workers In New Campaign to Expand Transit Funding

Transit riders and workers won’t stand for another round of service cuts, fare hikes, and layoffs! We’re building a grassroots vision to expand transit in our state – and we need you! Public transit is essential for Pennsylvanians. It keeps us moving to jobs, food, and healthcare. We won’t let our state transit funding get […]

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

New quarterly adjustments bring little change. Riders are left asking for the reversal of COVID service cuts. Four times every year, 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.  These quarterly adjustments […]

Apply for the new Statewide Transit Rider Organizing Fellowship

Bus riders in PA are building a movement for public transit that is more affordable, reliable, and dignified for everyone in our state! Who we are and what we do PITTSBURGHERS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT (PPT) and the PHILLY TRANSIT RIDERS UNION (PhillyTRU) are grassroots organizations of transit riders, transit workers, and residents. We mobilize together […]

New Statewide Campaign to Win Expanded Transit Funding in PA

Public transit is essential for Pennsylvanians – It keeps us moving to jobs, food, and healthcare. But state transportation funding is in jeopardy. But politicians have left transit riders and transit workers out of conversations about a solution. Transit riders and workers won’t stand for another round of service cuts, fare hikes, and layoffs! We […]

Elevate Transit Equity as Priority in Port Authority’s Long-Range Plan

This is a chance to advocate for the changes we want to see. We need to make sure transit riders are front and center. This is an exciting moment for riders. Port Authority is doing its first long-range plan in decades. This means that we have a chance to advocate for some big changes and […]

“But we still need transit”: PPT’s Low-Income Fare Survey

COVID hit us hard. But we still need transit. COVID has caused thousands of us to lose jobs and income. But we still need transit to access life’s essentials: food, healthcare, jobs, housing, family. Now more than ever, the Port Authority needs to start a low-income fare program. This would support riders, and support everyone […]

ACCESS IS L♥VE: Help PPT make our organization and its work more accessible

Help PPT build an access-centered movement. Take the PPT Accessibility Survey now In efforts to make Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) a more accessible organization, we are conducting a survey to identify areas we need to improve on and things we can do differently. Your thoughts irrespective of whether you attended a meeting or took […]

Final Meeting on Updates to Bus Rapid Transit Plan

PAT’s Final meeting as Downtown-Oakland-East End BRT system nears completion will be held Thursday, 1/28 at 6pm For those of you who have followed the Downtown-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, you’ll know about the vital part that transit rider organizing has played in bringing more equity to this project. For those who may not […]

PPT’s Year-end Fundraising Drive is a success, with 320+ people raising $19,500

PPT members are ready to organize for transformation Pittsburghers for Public Transit is proud to announce that we far exceeded even our reach goal for the organization’s 2020 year-end fundraiser – “Transit Towards Transformation” – with over 320 people helping to raise $19,500! These dollars and the community who raised them are absolutely essential for […]

Transit Riders Act: Stop Solitary Confinement, Pass Breonna’s Law

Help bring an end to solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail, and pass Breonna’s Law to end no-knock warrants because transit justice is an intersectional issue! Join members of Pittsburghers for Public Transit to support the county-wide effort to end Solitary Confinement and pass Breonna’s Law to ban no-knock warrants. These campaigns are being […]

Transit Toward Transformation! Victory for McKees Rocks Weekend Service

“We rely heavily on the 22-McCoy. We use it for everything.” Last month, Port Authority announced that it would extend weekend service to 99% of all Local routes. This decision brought victory to 6 different communities who organized neighborhood service restoration campaigns with PPT! System-wide weekend service will truly be transformative for Allegheny County. For […]

We Did It. We #SavedTransit, For Now, with $14 Billion Federal Stimulus

Transit riders and workers win $14 billion to keep their systems running during COVID-19. But more organizing will be needed in 2021. We did it. With the stimulus package just ratified in the US. House and Senate, we have won $14 billion in emergency COVID relief for public transit. That will stave off the imminent transit […]

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