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Call for a full and proper public process around autonomous vehicles

PPT believes that residents deserve a full, frank public conversation about all the possible effects of an Autonomous Vehicle future – the increase in car congestion, the job loss, the sprawl, the effect on our environment, the decrease in public transit service and ridership, the heightened displacement and gentrification, the Billions needed in public subsidy, etc. […]

Council Will Vote to Continue Moving Self-Driving Shuttle Deployment

CALL to ACTION: On Wednesday, May 15th at 10 am, 414 Grant St Pgh 15219, Pittsburgh City Council will be asked to approve a $410k grant for public outreach on self-driving cars in the Hazelwood and Greenfield neighborhoods. This is yet another indication that the City’s decision to have autonomous vehicles (AV) be the “transportation solution” for these […]

#Winning! Kania’s Out! Now Let’s Get Heather McClain Appointed to the Seat

Riders succeed in removing controversial member of Port Authority Board, continue calling for Heather McClain to be appointed in his place, and for rider involvement in board selection process Riders were able to claim a victory today with Gov. Wolf’s removal of a controversial member of the Port Authority Board! This decision came just mere […]

Gov. Wolf: Appoint Heather McClain to Port Authority Board of Directors

Pittsburghers for Public Transit Calls on Governor Wolf to Remove Port Authority Board Member Embroiled in Controversy, and Appoint Rider Advocate Heather McClain In an open letter co-signed by 13 regional and statewide organizations and elected officials, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) is calling on Governor Tom Wolf to appoint rider advocate Heather McClain to […]

PPT Welcomes Rep. Austin Davis to PAAC Board of Directors

Pittsburghers for Public Transit welcomes Representative Austin Davis as the newest appointee to the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. As a sophomore Representative of the Monongahela Valley, a region where transit’s usage is high and its value is essential, Austin Davis has been vocal about the vital role that transit plays […]

Transit Workers Appreciation Day is right around the corner

Ever year, March 18th marks the day for transit riders to show their appreciation for all the hard work that PAAC transit workers put into making our system run. This year PPT is going to show our appreciation by collecting personal thank-you notes from over 250 riders, and delivering them in person to the workers […]

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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