• photo credit: Kimmy Dinh, Thomas Merton Center

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!

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Find out more about communities that have mobilized to restore bus service in transit deserts, the campaign for affordable housing near good transit, and the fight for equity with the BRT and Proof of Payment proposals.

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Latest Posts

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Amazon Press Conference

Pittsburghers gathered outside the City’s and Heinz Endowment’s “P4 Conference” to highlight the hypocrisy of talking about inclusion, equity, and a city for all while offering billions on incentives to attract Amazon HQ2 to the city. Amazon HQ2 stands against everything the P4 says it supports and against the interests of the hundreds of thousands […]

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PPT’s First Quarterly Meeting a Success!

We got to the heart of why we do what we do at PPT and the ways in which transit connects to almost every other aspect of people’s lives. Bus Lines are Life Lines, and the fight for transit justice is such a critical part of of the fight for a better, a more equitable, […]

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BRT Campaign Victory! No Cuts to the 61 Buses

  Photo Credit: Margaret J Krauss, WESA Port Authority Heeds Public, Makes Changes to BRT Plan  New plan, federal grant application will better serve Mon Valley communities Rankin, PA — On Thursday night, at a standing-room only meeting in Rankin, Port Authority of Allegheny County presented its new bus service plan for the Bus Rapid […]

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PPT IS HIRING!

Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a project of The Thomas Merton Center, is a grassroots organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit. We are seeking a full-time community organizer to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018. The community organizer will work out of our Garfield office. The […]