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#FairFares Platform Launch & Press Conference

Coalition launches new #FairFares platform to transform Port Authority’s Fare Policy February 4th, 9am, South Ave & Hay St near MLK East Busway Wilkinsberg Station Join a strong coalition of organizations as we launch a new #FairFares platform to transform Port Authority’s fare system to be affordable, accessible, and equitable for all riders in Allegheny […]

Participate in a Study on the Effects of Bus Stop Consolidation

PPT Member, Swetha Jasti, is doing a study on how bus stop consolidation is affecting communities. Help her out and get involved! Riders and operators of the 16-Brighton or 51-Carrick: are you interested in participating in research on bus stop consolidation? Your contribution will be part of a research project that aims to place riders […]

Victory for Grassroots Public Transit! + PHOTOS!

240+ supporters!Raised $18,000+!PPT is rising for transit justice! It is time to celebrate! PPT is about to close out a wildly successful year-end fundraising campaign! Together, our grassroots network mobilized over 240 supporters to raise over $18,000! We did this as a team, coming together to say that public transit is a human right! That bus […]

From Laura: Why 37 transit activists shared the spotlight

“Pittsburghers for Public Transit is changing the conversation around the power and importance of grassroots transit activism, and we do it with joy.” A note from Laura Wiens, Director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit: It’s no secret that they’re trying to keep us divided – by race, class, gender, sexuality, and with policies that produce gentrification, low-wages, […]

Transit Workers & Riders for a Better Transit Future

“Transit riders and transit workers must advocate together for a better transit future.” Pittsburghers for Public Transit believes in living wages, benefits, safe working conditions, and union rights for transit workers. It’s in our Transit Bill of Rights. PPT’s advocacy has always centered the needs of riders AND workers because that’s how we build a system […]

Port Authority’s Q4 Service Adjustments, with comment from @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

Each quarter the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for rider’s requests, ridership shifts, construction, road closures and/or all of the other unexpected hiccups that might affect Pittsburgh roads.  Additionally, Port Authority’s new Bus Stop Consolidation program aims to eliminate 20-30% of stops in the entire system. PPT’s feelings about this […]

"We keep the cities moving. We keep the economies moving. We keep the front lines moving. But we need to be protected. We didn't sign up to die when we took these jobs." - John Costa, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Sign ATU's petition now to help push transit worker safety: bit.ly/safeservicenow
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