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80+ PA Orgs, Unions, and Electeds Demand that the Turnpike Fulfill its Transit Funding Responsibilities, Call for Expanded Transit Trust Fund

Transit is essential. Pennsylvania needs stable funding for public transit. On Thursday, May 14th, 82 organizations, unions, and elected officials across the state of Pennsylvania called on state legislators to ensure that the PA Turnpike fulfills its $450 million transit funding obligations until 2023, or until a sustainable, dedicated alternative funding source is secured. This […]

Support the new Transit Rider Mask Fund for Give Big Pittsburgh

Transit riders and workers are essential. They need PPE to keep safe during Covid-19. Over 25,000 people are still riding Port Authority transit every day. These are the people who keep our hospitals, grocery stores, and pharmacies open. We rely on them to keep our families safe and fed, so let’s ensure that they stay […]

News Roundup: Press Conference for increased bus frequency, hazard pay for workers

On April 16th, PPT held a press conference with ATU Local 85, Rep Jake Wheatley, TransitCenter and local transit riders to call for hazard pay to transit workers, and increased transit service. Check out the coverage below: “Pittsburghers for Public Transit calls for increased bus frequency, hazard pay for workers” by Hannah Lynn at PGH […]

Displacement + Access: Survey Results & Analysis

Displacement Survey & Analysis From 2017 to 2018, PPT staffer Crystal Jennings worked to locate and connect with more than 70 people who had been displaced from their homes to get a better picture of the effect that displacement had on their access to food, work, childcare, healthcare, social connections, and other essential needs. Additionally, […]

PPT Joins National Alliances in calls for Covid-19 Transit Expansion & Protections

Efforts are needed on all fronts if we are to overcome these times of crisis. Since the beginning of March, PPT has joined a number of national alliances to call on our federal legislators to expand resources for public transit, worker protections, affordable housing, healthcare and more. Read some of these letters below and make […]

100+ Transit Riders+Workers Join for 1st PA Statewide Call

🚌 Philly ✊ Harrisburg ✊ Pittsburgh 🚌 Riders and workers are ready to organize More than 100 transit riders and workers from across Pennsylvania came together to bridge the social/physical distance and begin to organize for public transit that moves us past Covid-19. Led by the Philly Transit Riders Union and Pittsburghers for Public Transit, […]