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PPT takes the National stage to fight for an emergency low-income fares program

In the last week, PPT has partnered with Green For All to take our call for an emergency low-income fare program to the national stage. Now more than ever, public transit must be treated as an essential life-sustaining service – like housing, food, and utilities. Just like other emergency programs have been created to assist […]

Sen Toomey: will you stand up for transit? PPT Member Rahul encourages $32B for Covid recovery

On Friday, July 10th, PPT Member Rahul Amruthapuri joined immigrant justice orgs Asia Pacific American Labor Alliance, New Sanctuary Movement, CWS, NACASEK, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the Value Our Families coalition to speak to Senator Toomey’s office about the measures that immigrants need to in order to recover from Covid-19 and anti-immigrant […]

PPT’s 2020 Elections for Coordinating Committee Seats

Overview Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for racial justice and public transit as a human right.  Each July, the organization holds elections for its members to elect a slate of candidates to serve for two years on the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is PPT’s equivalent to a […]

PPT’s Mask Distros Inspire Transit Rider Action Across the County

We’re excited that the national public transit think-tank, TransitCenter, choose to profile how Pittsburghers for Public Transit members were able to fundraise over $4,000 in 1-day, purchase thousands of masks, mobilize almost 50 volunteers to hand them out, and then organize over 100 people to turn out to our Transit Justice Townhall! What a lift! […]

Local legislators call for Port Authority to implement emergency low-income fare program

We all rely on low-income essential workers to keep us moving. Now we have to keep them moving with an emergency low-income fare program in Allegheny County. On Tuesday, June 23rd, Bethany Hallam, Allegheny County Council Member At-Large, released a letter signed by 19+ Local, County and State Legislators asking Port Authority leadership to implement […]

"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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