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How Port Authority Can Improve Its Board Engagement Policies

The Port Authority Board of Directors has a public engagement problem. The Port Authority’s Board of Directors is the Agency’s highest decision-making body. They meet monthly (with the exception of August) to make major decisions about the agency’s finances, governance, performance oversight, technology, planning, and stakeholder engagement. (…yes, pretty much everything that happens at Port […]

Tell Port Authority that BLACK LIVES MATTER. Support Transit Workers 9/2 @ 4pm

Stand with transit workers this Wednesday and assert their right to say that Black Lives Matter. On July 22nd Port Authority amended its dress code and began punishing local transit workers for wearing buttons and masks that read, “Black Lives Matter”. At least two workers have been sent home and disciplined for wearing “Black Lives […]

300 Riders & Workers Across PA Join Transit Crisis Talk w Sen. Bob Casey

With fare hikes, layoffs and shutdowns on the horizon, transit riders & workers came together to push Senator Casey to champion $32B for transit’s COVID recovery. On Tuesday, July 28th, more than 300 transit riders and transit workers from across Pennsylvania participated in a virtual Transit Crisis Talk with PA Senator Bob Casey, calling on […]

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS: Push for $32B to Save transit & Save PA

The US House of Representatives passed a significant increase in COVID-19 relief funding for transit systems. But the Senate has yet to act. We need our Senators to be a transit champion and pass full funding for transit to keep riders — and the economy — moving. Public transit revenue has cratered during the COVID-19 […]

Votes Are In: PPT Membership Elects New Coordinating Committee Members 2020

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 our organization 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 Committee […]

"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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