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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 […]

Organizing Around Transit: At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Class Struggle

Tom Wetzel is a member of Workers Solidarity Alliance, posted on For the older big cities in North America, public transit is critical to their daily functioning. Organizing among workers and riders on public transit has a strategic importance. Buses, light rail cars and subway trains attract a diverse working class ridership. Workers in […]

Trip to Harrisburg, May 3

Bryon Shane 29 April 14:29 To All; We are going to Harrisburg with the CLEAR Coalition for the Rally for a Responsible Budget on May 3 at 1:00 PM at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. We need all hands on deck to show our support of a balanced approach to the state budget that includes […]

FRIDAY MORNING BUS CUT RALLY DOWNTOWN!!/event.php?eid=162088440518701 Time 29 April · 08:30 – 11:30 Location Heinz Building, Sixth Street Pittsburgh, Pa To All PPT Members; We are scheduling a Rally in front of the Heinz Building on Friday April 29th at 8:30 am. Port Authority Board Meeting begins at 9:30 am.…We have been silent for too long, we cannot afford to […]