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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!

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Time March 1st· 4:00 pm Location Allegheny County Courthouse,436 Grant StreetPittsburgh PA Tomorrow Tuesday March 1, 2011 at the Allegheny County Council Meeting. Assembly will begin at 4:00 pm in front of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street. Council Meeting will begin at 5:00 pm on the 4th Floor in the Gold Room. County […]

Message from the ATU, “Come Out Tomorrow!”

Video by Marvin Bing from today’s union rally downtown in solidarity with Wisconsin workers.  Pittsburgh Rally and Press Conference for Public Transportation Time 25 February · 08:30 – 10:00 Location Mellon Square Park Mellon Square Park. 6th & Smithfield, Pittsburgh (Downtown), PA 15219 Pittsburgh, PA Created by: Marvin Bing, Bryon Shane More info Enjoy your […]

Bad deal on bonds costs Port Authority $39.2M

Thursday, February 17, 2011 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Port Authority this week paid a bank $39.2 million to escape from a bond deal it entered seven years ago that turned out sour. The payment to Bank of America Merrill Lynch canceled a complicated and risky transaction called an interest-rate “swaption” that the authority […]