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Raise Need for Transit+Housing in Allegheny County Annual Action Plan

Strong policies are needed at the county level to tie great transit to quality affordable housing. Take three minutes to fill out Allegheny County’s Annual Action Plan survey to elevate transit/housing as a priority. More from the survey: Allegheny County is undertaking the development of its FY 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP), as required by […]

#MakeOurFaresFair Rally & Media Coverage

πŸ—£οΈ”1 trip! 2 trip ! 3 trip! 4! Why are poor folks paying more” Through the last 6-weeks, Riders led a campaign to collect over 2,500 signatures in support of three easy #FareEquity policies: 1. Fare Capping (to allow daily/weekly/monthly/yearly bus passes to be paid for one ride at a time) 2. Free Transfers 3. […]

Amazon Passes on Pittsburgh: A Bullet Dodged

Finally, after months of private negotiations over billions of public dollars, Amazon has announced it will pass on Pittsburgh as the location for its second headquarters. It is reported that Pittsburgh’s bid would have given enormous tax incentivesΒ and decision-making power over where their tax-dollars would be spent. All without any public input or transparency. That’s […]

labor day 2018

Labor day is an important holiday in Pittsburgh. It is a reminder to those in power that it is people like us who keep the city and county running. Thousands of union members from all over the area marched together in celebration of fights won and in preparation for fights to come. When riders’ unions […]

High service marks for Port Authority

Good news that riders give the Port Authority high marks! But this is important too: “Price seems to be such a sensitive issue for riders that TransPro recommended that the agency do everything it can to avoid raising fares over the next few years. Last year, the agency switched to a flat $2.50 fare for […]

PPT and Put People First joint meeting

On October 23rd Pittsburghers for Public Transit came together with Put People First!- PA for a great event to learn the history of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Poor Peoples Campaign, the last campaign he worked on before his assassination. Put People First! PA is an organization committed to fighting for universal healthcare in PA.   […]

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

OMG! Have you seen Summer '19's hottest transit fashion item!? πŸ–οΈπŸŒ΄πŸš

Pick yours up at the Smithfield St Customer Service Center starting June 20th, 7:30am. Quantity is limited, so expect this hot item to move fast!😁Mark your calendars! Starting Thursday, June 20th we will be piloting ConnectBands – a thin, sleek bracelet that works just like your ConnectCard. The technology embedded in the bracelet allows you to easily tap it on a farebox – paying your fare without having to search through your bag or wallet for your ConnectCard or cash.

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, stop by the Downtown Service Center at 623 Smithfield St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 20th.

Only a limited number are available, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Come early if you can!
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