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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 2020 Year-End Fundraising Campaign!

We’re in Transit towards Transformation! This year, we handed out more than 2,000 cloth masks to transit riders; we held a statewide Town Hall with PA Senator Bob Casey and more than 300 riders calling for $32 billion in transit funding relief; we won permanent weekend service improvements on the 22, 39, and 93 (among […]

Wins for Affordable Housing, Transit-Supportive Development and Food Justice at the Giant Eagle Shakespeare Redevelopment

Collectively, we have won some important housing, food and transit justice victories and set a new floor for what community benefit should be expected from development without the need for public subsidy.  Over the past year and a half, neighborhood residents and organizational stakeholders from Pittsburgh United’s Housing Justice Table, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT), […]

PA Transit Riders Call for Equity and Racial Justice in the Regional Low-Carbon Transportation Program

Comments Submitted to the Transportation and Climate Initiative from Pittsburghers for Public Transit and Philly Transit Rider’s Union 10/30/20 Dear Governors and Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Leaders: Transit rider member organizations have participated in the TCI MOU discussions for several years, and have constituencies that include frontline communities in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh region. […]

No Love for the Mon Oakland Connector at Final Public Meeting (news roundup)

At the final meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector, residents made it clear: investment needs to go to transit, sidewalks, and affordable housing – not the profits of investors. On October 20th, During the city’s first attempt at a “Final Public Meeting” on the Mon Oakland Connector, the room was full to its 100-person capacity […]

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 […]