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Help Circulate Petitions for COVID-19 Fare Relief

Allegheny County residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the ensuing economic depression. Nearly every other public utility and essential service has programs to ensure all people can access their life-sustaining resources. Transit is no different. Port Authority must start an emergency fare relief program now. Click here to sign the petition for emergency […]

MEDIA ROUNDUP + PHOTOS: COVID-19 Fare Relief Rally & Report Release

PPT releases a new report that calls on Port Authority to implement a COVID-19 Fare Relief program, for the lives of low-income riders and the health of the transit system. On a sunny Tuesday, PPT members rallied under the colorful MLK mural near the Wilkinsburg Busway Station to release our new report, “No Greater Need, […]

New PPT Report: Why We Need a COVID-19 Transit Fare Relief Program for Low-Income Riders

Pittsburgh PA – On Tuesday, September 22, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) published a new report detailing why the Port Authority should immediately implement a transit fare relief program for low-income riders titled “No Greater Need, No Greater Opportunity: The Time for COVID-19 Fare Relief for Low-Income Riders is Now.” This new report lays out […]

Huge Win for Riders! “Port Authority Plans To Redistribute Service To Meet Demand”

Listening to feedback and moving resources to support core riders, this is what transit equity is all about. In a massive win that riders have been fighting for since the start of COVID-19, the Port Authority announced on Thursday that it would redistribute service from low ridership lines to better serve riders in high-ridership communities! […]

COVID FARE RELIEF NOW: Rally Planned to Release New Report

COVID has threatened transit riders and our transit system like never before. To get both back on their feet, Port Authority must implement an emergency low-income fare now! Join PPT to release a new report authored by our members that lays out the case for why Port Authority can’t afford to wait on piloting a […]

#TrustRidersFundTransit! National Transit Rider Day-of-Action

#TrustRidersFundTransit is on October 6th is organized by Transit Riders of the US Together (TRUST), an emerging coalition of Transit Rider Unions from across the country On October 6th, transit riders across the country will call on Congress and their local agencies to #TrustRidersFundTransit! This day to action will pressure elected officials to pass $32B […]

"longtime local disability advocate Paul O’Hanlon told me, “[sidewalks] take you home, to transit, to businesses, to your work. If sidewalks don’t work, then nothing works.”"New from Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. on the City's sidewalk prgm & why it needs improved: www.hazelwoodinitiative.org/post/disability-advocates-and-experts-agree-the-city-needs-safe-acces... ... See MoreSee Less
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Every Pittsburgher deserves safe sidewalks to connect them to life's essentials. When UPMC pays its fair share in taxes we can finally build public infrastructure that is accessible to all.🚨Campaign kickoff FRIDAY to push UPMC to pay its fair share: www.facebook.com/events/1078252989731427/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Such a good time partying down w members at our picnic on Wednesday! We have an awesome community and a lot to celebrate. Thanks to all who were able to join. ... See MoreSee Less
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