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Support the new Transit Rider Mask Fund for Give Big Pittsburgh

Transit riders and workers are essential. They need PPE to keep safe during Covid-19. Over 25,000 people are still riding Port Authority transit every day. These are the people who keep our hospitals, grocery stores, and pharmacies open. We rely on them to keep our families safe and fed, so let’s ensure that they stay […]

News Roundup: Press Conference for increased bus frequency, hazard pay for workers

On April 16th, PPT held a press conference with ATU Local 85, Rep Jake Wheatley, TransitCenter and local transit riders to call for hazard pay to transit workers, and increased transit service. Check out the coverage below: “Pittsburghers for Public Transit calls for increased bus frequency, hazard pay for workers” by Hannah Lynn at PGH […]

PPT Joins National Alliances in calls for Covid-19 Transit Expansion & Protections

Efforts are needed on all fronts if we are to overcome these times of crisis. Since the beginning of March, PPT has joined a number of national alliances to call on our federal legislators to expand resources for public transit, worker protections, affordable housing, healthcare and more. Read some of these letters below and make […]

100+ Transit Riders+Workers Join for 1st PA Statewide Call

🚌 Philly ✊ Harrisburg ✊ Pittsburgh 🚌 Riders and workers are ready to organize More than 100 transit riders and workers from across Pennsylvania came together to bridge the social/physical distance and begin to organize for public transit that moves us past Covid-19. Led by the Philly Transit Riders Union and Pittsburghers for Public Transit, […]

PA Statewide Transit Riders Meeting re Covid-19

PPT & the Philly Transit Riders Union are holding the first-ever statewide transit riders call to organize around our Covid-19 response The Covid-19 outbreak has shown that public transit is indeed the lifeblood of our cities and state – moving frontline workers and riders to life’s essentials; jobs, food, healthcare, and more. If our state […]

Check out PPT Member and our neighbor over in Hazelwood Homer Craig talk about his experience growing up in Hazelwood and how important it is to take the #2020census
Make sure you are counted!

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Happening today at 2pm! Millions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. We've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and Congressman Chuy Garcia for a virtual rally today at 2 pm ET. #SaveTransit

Register here: bit.ly/33lcg6pMillions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. I've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and I for a virtual rally tomorrow at 1 pm CT. #SaveTransit

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Our friends at Put People First! PA are currently fighting to create a Public Healthcare Advocate for the state of PA. This would be a state office whose job it is to defend our rights and to help people get the healthcare we all need -- someone you can call when your healthcare needs aren't met.

They are asking folks to take this Healthcare as a Human Right Survey (bit.ly/PghCovid19Survey). Your answers to this survey will help us understand what Allegheny County residents are going through during this challenging time, so that we can organize together for our human rights and make a stronger case for creating the Public Healthcare Advocate. All your answers will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Thank you for sharing your story!
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