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ALERT! County Council Meeting on Transit 3/30, 4pm Rally!

To All Activists: On Wednesday 3/30/2011 (tomorrow) Jim Burn President of Allegheny County Council will be holding a special session of Council at 5:00 pm. We need everyone who can make it in such short notice to come to Grant street in front of the County Courthouse Tomorrow AT 4:00 PM to show we are […]

The Union Makes Pittsburgh Transit Better

by Jonah McAllister-Erickson The Amalgamated Transit Union is a crucial part of the solution Pittsburgh transportation crisis. It is because of the ATU — not in spite of it — that Pittsburgh has a safe and reliable mass transit system. It is because of the union that the women and men who clean, drive, and […]

What the Port Authority Faces: Budget Crises

by Alicia Wlliamson photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery Port Authority Transit’s budget comes from a variety of sources at the city, county, state, and federal levels and its levels of funding is inconsistent. PAT has direct control over some financial cost variables like fares, employment and route efficiency, but are operating expenses that they cannot control, […]

Keep Pittsburgh Green, and Make It Greener

by Alicia Williamson photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery Pittsburgh is trying to establish itself as a “green city,” leading the way in innovative environmentally-friendly jobs, technologies, and policies. Cuts to public transit would be a major step in the wrong direction. The Federal Transportation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 study of mass transit and climate […]

Elizabeth Miller’s Story

Elizabeth is a Port Authority bus driver facing layoff. “I have been working for Port Authority for almost 2 years I received my furlough paperwork in January telling me that my last day of work would be March 26. I am a single mother of two girls ages 14 and 10. I have been working […]

Dan Horgan’s Story

Dan lives in Bloomfield and works at the airport. It takes him two buses to get to work.It’s pretty convenient to use public transportation to get to work, especially financially. Some people can’t afford to drive all the time and gas prices are going up. “What I’ve always understood about public transit is that it […]

Check out PPT Member and our neighbor over in Hazelwood Homer Craig talk about his experience growing up in Hazelwood and how important it is to take the #2020census
Make sure you are counted!

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Happening today at 2pm! Millions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. We've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and Congressman Chuy Garcia for a virtual rally today at 2 pm ET. #SaveTransit

Register here: bit.ly/33lcg6pMillions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. I've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and I for a virtual rally tomorrow at 1 pm CT. #SaveTransit

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Our friends at Put People First! PA are currently fighting to create a Public Healthcare Advocate for the state of PA. This would be a state office whose job it is to defend our rights and to help people get the healthcare we all need -- someone you can call when your healthcare needs aren't met.

They are asking folks to take this Healthcare as a Human Right Survey (bit.ly/PghCovid19Survey). Your answers to this survey will help us understand what Allegheny County residents are going through during this challenging time, so that we can organize together for our human rights and make a stronger case for creating the Public Healthcare Advocate. All your answers will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Thank you for sharing your story!
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