• photo credit: Kimmy Dinh, Thomas Merton Center

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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!

Our Campaigns

Find out more about communities that have mobilized to restore bus service in transit deserts, the campaign for affordable housing near good transit, and the fight for equity with the BRT and Proof of Payment proposals.

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Click here to see the most updated news from PPT! See pictures and videos from the past month's events and actions as well as updates on campaigns. Get the latest on upcoming actions and events as well!

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Latest Posts

Dear Supporter,   Thank you for visiting Pittsburghers for Public Transit’s site!  We’re excited that you want to join us in the fight to protect and expand Pittsburgh’s public transit system. Here’s how you can help!    ·         Come to a PPT meeting!  They are open to all and anyone with an opinion or idea […]

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 […]

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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, […]