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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 […]

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

2020 has been a tough year. But progress is still possible: this past week, Port Authority began running new and permanent weekend service on the 20, 22, 29, 36, 39, 60, 74, 93 routes!

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