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PPT Meets With Secretary Buttigieg About Increasing Service & Affordable Fares

PPT Member Lisa Gonzalez speaks to Secretary Buttigieg about how building back better means investment in more transit service and affordable fares Carrick resident and long-time PPT Board Member Ms. Lisa Gonzalez traveled to Washington DC for a recorded conversation with US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the need to invest in increased transit […]

Join the PPT Team: We’re Hiring for a Community Organizer!

Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a project of The Thomas Merton Center, is a grassroots organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit.  We are seeking a full-time community organizer to start in Summer 2021! The community organizer will work out of our Garfield office, but may work part-time remotely. […]

Testifiers Demand Port Authority Go Further With New Fare Recommendations

Public comment period closes on Port Authority’s new fare proposal. Dozens speak up for further change. Last month Port Authority proposed three changes to their fare policy: An increase in the base fare to $2.75 for those paying with CONNECT card stored value. Free Transfers for 3 Hours for those paying with CONNECT card stored […]

PPT Coordinating Committee Election Season 2021: Nominate Fellow Organizers to Lead PPT

Join the core team to coordinate the direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for public transit as a human right. PPT’s Coordinating Committee is the equivalent of our board of directors. We are looking for people who understand the importance of our work […]

A Campaign to Expand Public Transit Funding in PA

Transit riders and workers across PA are coming together to expand public transit in our state – Sign on to support the campaign! Public transit operates in every single Pennsylvania county, moving millions of riders each day and employing tens of thousands of unionized workers. These PA transit riders and workers are the backbones of […]

Public Transit is a Mayoral Issue: Transit Justice Demands for PGH

Transit justice needs to be top of mind for the candidates running to be Pittsburgh’s Mayor.  Read Below for Our Demands on Pittsburgh’s Mayoral Candidates The City of Pittsburgh and the Mayor’s administration is responsible for many of the critical infrastructure and policy investments that can make public transit effective and safe. That person needs to […]

When we fight we win! Victory on Paid Sick Days in Allegheny County. ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️VICTORY: After nearly two years of pressure from advocates all across the county and an initial veto from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, last night, Allegheny County Council passed Paid Sick Days for businesses with more than 25 employees. No one should have to choose between their health, the health of their loved ones, and the ability to put food on the table. Especially not those most impacted by the County’s lack of paid sick days -- women and people of color. This legislation is a good and long overdue start to ensuring everyone has the time they need to get and stay well. But we will keep fighting until every worker in Allegheny County has access to paid sick days -- without arbitrary exceptions. (Accessible text: image of two people holding up a sign reading "PITTSBURGH FOR PAID SICK DAYS") ... See MoreSee Less
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TONIGHT @ 6pm! Join us at the Transit for All PA! Campaign Summit to recap & strategize about how to move a pro-transit agenda forward through Harrisburg in the new legislative year! Philly Transit Riders Union Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 5th Square & Transit Forward Philadelphia👉 RSVP hereus02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeCqqT8qGtI0qnUEvDOweTw1nYFzzAoI ... See MoreSee Less
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