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PPT takes part in press conference calling for electric buses

“Laura Wiens of Pittsburghers for Public Transit applauded the incremental progress the Port Authority has seen in winning the $500,000 grant for the agency’s first electric bus, but said there are multiple funding sources available that could help build a large scale fleet of electric buses. She mentioned that Pennsylvania is receiving about $118 million […]

Victory! Armed officers will not be checking fare payment on the T

Thanks to all the hard work of the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders Campaign over this past year, the Port Authority has walked back their initial proposal of having armed police check fare payment on the T! Thank you to the many hundreds of people that signed petitions and postcards, gave powerful testimony at the Port Authority Board, showed up […]

Amazon Press Conference

Pittsburghers gathered outside the City’s and Heinz Endowment’s “P4 Conference” to highlight the hypocrisy of talking about inclusion, equity, and a city for all while offering billions on incentives to attract Amazon HQ2 to the city. Amazon HQ2 stands against everything the P4 says it supports and against the interests of the hundreds of thousands […]

PPT’s First Quarterly Meeting a Success!

We got to the heart of why we do what we do at PPT and the ways in which transit connects to almost every other aspect of people’s lives. Bus Lines are Life Lines, and the fight for transit justice is such a critical part of of the fight for a better, a more equitable, […]

BRT Campaign Victory! No Cuts to the 61 Buses

  Photo Credit: Margaret J Krauss, WESA Port Authority Heeds Public, Makes Changes to BRT Plan  New plan, federal grant application will better serve Mon Valley communities Rankin, PA — On Thursday night, at a standing-room only meeting in Rankin, Port Authority of Allegheny County presented its new bus service plan for the Bus Rapid […]

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

OMG! Have you seen Summer '19's hottest transit fashion item!? 🏖️🌴🚍

Pick yours up at the Smithfield St Customer Service Center starting June 20th, 7:30am. Quantity is limited, so expect this hot item to move fast!😁Mark your calendars! Starting Thursday, June 20th we will be piloting ConnectBands – a thin, sleek bracelet that works just like your ConnectCard. The technology embedded in the bracelet allows you to easily tap it on a farebox – paying your fare without having to search through your bag or wallet for your ConnectCard or cash.

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, stop by the Downtown Service Center at 623 Smithfield St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 20th.

Only a limited number are available, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Come early if you can!
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