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!
*Image of trees, Hazelwood Green (Almano) site, bridge and the Cathedral of Learning by Darrell Sapp, photographer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A public meeting to discuss the possibilities for the Mon Oakland connector raised some serious concerns about the lack of transparency around goals, the fact that this service threatens to compete with Port Authority rather than […]
*Picture of around 40 61 A,B, & C campaign stakeholders and bus riders seated in the Braddock Library in a semi-circle, planning next steps for the fight to protect local bus service. Last week, Next City wrote an article about Pittsburgh’s BRT plans and the concerns around cuts to the Mon Valley, quoting Laura Wiens as […]
*Amazon logo superimposed over the picture of Pittsburgh, with “Pittsburgh” as the text. From Seattle24x7.com Great panel conversation hosted by Pitt Human Rights City Initiative and the research and advocacy organization UrbanKind, about the possible impacts of Amazon HQ2 on affordable housing, public transit, worker rights, taxpayer liabilities among other unforeseen consequences. See the live […]
PPT joins ATU Local 85 and the Sierra Club in publishing an op-ed on Transit Equity Day in honor of Rosa Parks
February 8th, 2018 (not: Transit Equity Day was February 5th) Happy Transit Equity Day, all! We’re celebrating Rosa Parks’ birthday with a reminder that transit is a human and civil right, that transit workers deserve fair wages, benefits and a union, and that public transportation is vital to our climate sustainability. Here’s a joint op-ed […]