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.
Better Transit Starts Here
New Infrastructure Bill will bring historic levels of funding to Port Authority for capital projects – but it will also mean historic levels of highway funding too… We need the Senate to pass the Build Back Better act for climate justice now. For the last two years, PPT members have been calling for the federal […]
Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider’s requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads. These quarterly adjustments were dialed back because of the pandemic, but they seem to be back on track now that ridership […]
On November 2nd, Pittsburghers elected Representative Ed Gainey to become their next mayor. In the leadup to this election, PPT’s Director Laura Chu Wiens and Member Emily Howe published an op-ed in the Trib to outline how this next mayor needs to center public transportation in their plans to build an equitable Pittsburgh for all. […]
#VoteTransit: Public Transit is a Mayoral Issue Local transit initiatives have the power to map Pittsburgh’s future cityscape, and along with it, improve housing equity and economic growth for all residents. While federal transit funding makes headlines as a hot-button issue in national politics, the power of local governments to bring big improvements for transit riders […]
Riders’ Voices Were Heard! Riders are successful in uplifting priorities in Port Authority’s first-ever long-range plan. (Pittsburgh, PA) Friday, September 24th – Transit Riders in Allegheny County celebrated this morning as the Port Authority Board of Directors voted to adopt its NEXTransit 25-year long-range plan. The plan directly incorporated riders’ feedback around increasing fare affordability […]
Demand accountability. With no public input, Mayor Peduto & City Council rushed to approve their spending plan for Pittsburgh’s $335 Million of COVID relief funding in less than 3 weeks. They have already passed bills that speed up their proposed timeline, leaving less for our next mayor and the public to influence. Write your councilperson […]