Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.

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Volunteer for the Summer Membership Drive!

Help PPT bring on 100 new members during our Summer Membership Drive! Our members are the heart of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Help us grow our membership by volunteering to help our Summer Membership Drive. PPT Summer Membership Drive Phone Bank Sign-up

Time Is Running Out! Regional Plan Needs Big Vision For Public Transit

The Southwest Transportation Commission is revising its long-term transportation plan for the entire SWPA region. Public meeting is being held on 6/8. Deadline for public comment is 6/9. Take a Look: Big plans are in progress for public transit in Allegheny County (and the whole Southwest PA region including Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland County and 6 […]

Find Out the Secret Recipe for PPT’s Newest Organizer, Nicole!

Meet Nicole Gallagher! PPT’s newest staff member, and the organization’s second Community Organizer. In her own words, here’s the secret recipe: Recipe for a PPT Organizer: 9 years labor organizer with Unite Here 20 years proud service industry worker  A dash of local, diy Pittsburgh organizing Several ounces of personal and family history of riding […]

People Power! Not Techy Products.

People Power! Not Techy Products. A Funeral Parade for the Mon Oakland Connector and Birth Day Picnic for a New Day of Community-Driven Process Sunday, June 11, 2023 – 1pm Parade start at Panther HollowParade end and picnic at the playground in The RunPicnic Potluck until 4pm-ish Out with the bad, in with the good! […]

Take the #VoteTransit Pledge to elect a champion for public transit

Transit riders! Make the pledge to #VoteTransit this Election Day to put a County Executive in office who will do the most for transit riders and our transit system Voters will roll to the polls to elect a new leader for the MOST POWERFUL REGIONAL OFFICE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT, the Allegheny County Executive. The County […]

Join Our Board! 2023 Nominations Are Open To Be A Leader for Transit Justice

Join the core team to coordinate the strategic direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Nominations open until July 5th. Voting open from July 12th to 31st. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, transit workers and neighbors. We fight for a public transit system that is expanded, reliable, accessible and affordable […]

New Data on Low-Income Fare Program Demonstrates Rider Needs…and the Program’s Success

Allegheny County’s new zero fare/discount fare pilot project is proving to be a massive benefit for families across the county Last year, transit riders with PPT and allied organizations Just Harvest, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and UrbanKind Institute won a year-long low income transit fare pilot for 14,000 residents, funded and evaluated by the […]

#VoteTransit Textbank for County Exec Election

Help transit riders get to the polls to vote in the most consequential election for our transit in the last decade! Primary Election Day is fast approaching on May 16th and there is a lot at stake for public transit riders in the Allegheny County Executive race! The Allegheny County Executive has the most power […]

Action Alert! for the Next County Exec to Expand the Zero-fare Program

Free transit is on the line in the Allegheny County Executive Election on May 16! Transit riders were successful in advocating for a program to test free fares, but now YOU can help make it permanent and expanded for all low-income riders. Will you sign the petition to demand that the next Allegheny County Executive […]

Dozens of Pittsburgh Residents Call on City Council Not to Renew the Spin Scooter Pilot

Dozens of residents call on Pittsburgh City Council to end the Spin E-Scooter pilot, and to improve resident mobility through sidewalk development, bus improvements and affordable housing instead. On April 12, 2023, Pittsburgh City Council heard from the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), representatives of Spin, and disability and transportation experts in a […]

VoteTransit County Executive Candidate Q&A

Transit riders must elect a #TransitChampion as our next County Executive!Primary Election is May 16thGeneral Election is November 7th Traducción al español aquí The Allegheny County Executive is the most powerful person in Southwestern Pennsylvania when it comes to public transit – so it is vital for transit riders to elect a #TransitChampion into the […]

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