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Port Authority Must Reinstate Mask Requirements for Rider and Worker Safety

We condemn the irresponsible decision by the Port Authority of Allegheny County to stop enforcing mask-wearing on public transit, following the Florida court ruling yesterday regarding the CDC mandate. The decision by PAAC comes as COVID-19 cases are rising in Allegheny County and nationwide due to a new and more transmissible strain of Omicron. Transit […]

Transit Justice is Environmental Justice – Join the Rally!

Transportation emissions are now the largest contributor to climate change in the United States. There is no managing or reversing the climate crisis without getting more people on transit.  As we approach Earth Day, however, public transit is the worse its been since the start of the pandemic, and Port Authority is cutting back service April […]

Transit troubles? Share your story and advocate for better service

Port Authority transit service is at its worse since the start of the pandemic. Has your bus not come? Have you been waiting for ages? Have the recent service cuts impacted you? Share your story and advocate for change: Canceled buses. Late arrivals. Crowding. Transit shutoffs. Over the last few weeks, Port Authority transit has […]

How Transit Can Meet the Moment with the Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse

PennDOT’s Fern Hollow Bridge Public Comment Form is OPEN Opportunity in a crash PPT Blog written by Emily Howe The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge on January 28, 2022 has fueled discussions at the city, state, and federal level about investing more in critical infrastructure.  One outcome of these discussions is that PennDOT will […]

Transit Worker Appreciation Day 2022

Because transit workers rock, we roll. Help PPT to celebrate Transit Worker Appreciation Day, 2022 Transit workers are the muscle in our county. Each year they carry hundreds of thousands of riders to the places they need to go. They have been on the front lines through this whole pandemic working to keep our county moving […]

Safety and Service: We Need Both

Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) is a grassroots union organizing for a more equitable, affordable and accessible transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.  We stand with transit riders and transit workers. To that end, we urge the Port Authority and ATU Local 85 to negotiate a quick and amenable resolution […]

"longtime local disability advocate Paul O’Hanlon told me, “[sidewalks] take you home, to transit, to businesses, to your work. If sidewalks don’t work, then nothing works.”"New from Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. on the City's sidewalk prgm & why it needs improved: www.hazelwoodinitiative.org/post/disability-advocates-and-experts-agree-the-city-needs-safe-acces... ... See MoreSee Less
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Every Pittsburgher deserves safe sidewalks to connect them to life's essentials. When UPMC pays its fair share in taxes we can finally build public infrastructure that is accessible to all.🚨Campaign kickoff FRIDAY to push UPMC to pay its fair share: www.facebook.com/events/1078252989731427/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Such a good time partying down w members at our picnic on Wednesday! We have an awesome community and a lot to celebrate. Thanks to all who were able to join. ... See MoreSee Less
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