• 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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URA Issues RFP for Lexington Site

Link to RFP for Lexington and some more information around the site. Kudos to the residents for insisting on mixed-income development and for highlighting in every community meeting that affordable housing is a necessity! We support the Port Authority’s TOD guidelines and the P4 metrics that are also included.

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PPT attends Transit Rider Bootcamp

PPT had a large contingent at the Transit Rider Bootcamp hosted by Americans for Transit. It was an amazing and inspiring learning experience, and we got to hear from other transit justice organizations across the country!  

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Speakers Call out URA for Role in BRT app

From a great article in WESA: Some concerned about BRT’s effects on the Mon Valley and other communities have said they think the project violates the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination by federally funded government agencies. Before a public transit agency makes any major service change, it has to conduct […]

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BRT Campaign Takes Fight to County Council

From the Post-Gazette: “Pearl Hughey and her grandchildren recently watched a movie about Rosa Parks. She told Allegheny County Council members Tuesday night that the youngsters asked her a lot of questions about what happened on that bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. ‘The one thing I found myself explaining to them is that the […]