Pittsburghers for Public Transit
We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!
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 […]
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 […]
Tom Wetzel is a member of Workers Solidarity Alliance, posted on http://nefac.net/CaliTransit 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 […]