• Pittsburghers for Public Transit marched alongside thousands of Union members from all across the state including ATU local 85. Unions of every type are what keeps those in power held to account and we appreciate all the work that they do.

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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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Join Us: BRT 61 Bus Celebration and the Riders’ Vision for Better Transit

A Celebration of the BRT 61 Bus Service Victory and the release of The Riders’ Vision for Better Transit Monday June 25th 5:30-8:00 pm Rankin Christian Center 230 3rd Ave, Rankin, PA 15104 RSVP here On June 25th, PPT and Mon Valley Initiative will hold a Celebration and Launch of a Transit Riders’ Vision for […]

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PPT takes part in press conference calling for electric buses

“Laura Wiens of Pittsburghers for Public Transit applauded the incremental progress the Port Authority has seen in winning the $500,000 grant for the agency’s first electric bus, but said there are multiple funding sources available that could help build a large scale fleet of electric buses. She mentioned that Pennsylvania is receiving about $118 million […]

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Victory! Armed officers will not be checking fare payment on the T

Thanks to all the hard work of the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders Campaign over this past year, the Port Authority has walked back their initial proposal of having armed police check fare payment on the T! Thank you to the many hundreds of people that signed petitions and postcards, gave powerful testimony at the Port Authority Board, showed up […]

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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 […]