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The Mon-Oakland Connector is a Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Project.

They’re back at it again: trying to use public dollars to build luxury transportation for wealthy developers. After a disastrous first attempt at a final public meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector project, the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, the Universities and the foundations that own Hazelwood Green are holding a second meeting on […]

Last Chance for Transit Equity! Final Public Meeting on the Mon Oakland Connector

The LAST VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING for the Mon Oakland Connector shuttle roadway project is scheduled for Thursday, 10/29, 6-8pm Transit equity means that public transportation investments must benefit people, not corporate interests. For more than two years, Pittsburghers for Public Transit has been advocating alongside residents for investment in a community-driven plan –Our Money, Our […]

Sign the Petition for a fare relief program to move us through COVID-19!

All public utilities and essential services have started assistance programs to support low-income residents survive the pandemic and economic depression. The Port Authority must follow their lead and implement an emergency low-income fare program now. Allegheny County residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the ensuing economic depression. The data included in the recently […]

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 […]

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 […]

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