Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.

Better Transit Starts Here

Latest Posts

Take Action Now to Expand Transit Funding in PA!

Take Action Now to Expand Transit Funding in PA! We deserve safe, dignified, reliable, public transportation, and right now the federal government has offered us unprecedented opportunity to achieve these ends. Today, local governments cannot enact local taxes or fees to raise funds for public transportation initiatives. And with permanently-changed travel patterns since the pandemic, ridership […]

Some 61s and 71s will stop running to downtown. Here’s how to give feedback.

Major changes are being proposed to the 61D, 71A, 71C, and 71D. Riders have two opportunities to give feedback before they take effect on October 1 Pittsburgh Regional Transit has announced that some major changes to service on the 61D, 71A, 71C, and 71D will go into effect on October 1st. The changes are being […]

Join the Labor Parade With Transit Riders and Transit Workers

Join PPT and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 to march in the 2023 Labor Day Parade! PPT is a grassroots union of both transit riders and transit workers. We know that we are the ones using the system every day and that together, we have the knowledge needed to improve conditions for us all. One […]

It’s Simple: More Workers = More Service = More Riders = More Justice

The reinstatement of fired transit workers will provide some immediate relief to our current service crisis. But in order to create public transit that gets us to more places, more quickly, with more reliability, PRT must show us how they plan to treat existing workers with dignity and hire more. Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) […]

Special Photos: Magic Times at PPT’s 2023 Summer Picnic!

PPT Members know how to organize – and party! 100 members celebrated our victories at Mellon Park. And wrapped up a successful Summer Membership drive that brought on 115 new and renewing PPT Members! Wednesday, August 9th, was our 2023 PPT Family Picnic and we had a ball. 100 PPT Members, their friends, and family […]

Congratulations to PPT’s New Board Members!

7 PPT Members were elected to the PPT Board until 2025 Pittsburghers for Public Transit is unique in having a fully democratically, member-elected Board of Directors. Every year, half of the general member seats are voted upon for a two-year term, as well as one of the two specific seats allocated for members of the […]

Get your tickets now! PPT’s Summer Member Picnic

PPT Members! RSVP below to join us at our Summer PicnicAugust 9th, 6-9pm at Mellon Park Shelter PPT Members are making waves and its time to celebrate <3 Whether its a victory to center disabled people as leaders in City planning, or elect a transit champion to be the next County Executive, or increase funding […]

It’s Board Election Time! PPT Members Cast Your Vote Before 8/9/23

PPT’s election for our Board of Directors will run from July 12th-August 9th. All PPT Members in good standing should cast their ballots for our next leadership team! Please read this blog with bios on all the candidates before casting your vote. An overview of our election process and a guide on how to vote […]

Advocates Rally in Harrisburg for Expanded Transit Funding Options

Legislators, advocates praise new bill HB 1307 to allow PA Counties to expand funding for public transit This recap is reprinted from Transit for All PA!’s website An enthusiastic crowd of State Legislators, Transit Agency Representatives, Transit Worker Union Leaders, and Transit Advocates led by Representative Joe Hohenstein, gathered on the steps of the State […]

Get Involved

Become a Member of Pittsburghers for Public Transit and join a community that are fighting for better transit for all. From our campaigns, to our member-run committees, to our educational trainings, to our parties – the PPT family is thriving. We’re winning, and we want you to get involved in bringing about this change.