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Transit funding needs a fix – we know how, tax the rich!

Marchers rallying on the steps of East Liberty Presbyterian Church By Jonna Jamie Pittsburgh, PA- On September 24, 2011 200 Pittsburghers marched down Penn Avenue through the neighborhood of East Liberty demanding “more transit, not less” and “no more cuts” to the bus routes in Allegheny County and beyond. The march and rally was organized […]

Occupy Pittsburgh / PPT Transit action!

Pittsburghers for Public Transit is partnering with our friends at Occupy Pittsburgh (http://www.occupypittsburgh.org) for the following action: Week of Action – Occupy Pittsburgh Public Transit Action Start: 12/16/2011 3:00 pm As many of you know, Port Authority of Allegheny County is pondering additional service cuts – up to 35% – effective in 2012. Last March, […]

Backers of Transit Try to Mobilize

Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Community groups calling for more public transit Wednesday met in the Hill District with a clear goal: If they’re going to get people on buses, they have to get people in the streets.“As organizers, we need to adopt the civil rights model,” said Mel Packer of […]

Alarm raised anew on Port Authority deficit

If trend continues, the 2012-2013 budget may be $30 million in the red Thursday, June 16, 2011 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Port Authority board is prepared to adopt an operating budget for the coming fiscal year that maintains current service and fares through next June. After that, officials said, look out. To balance […]