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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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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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Latest Posts

TRANSIT RALLY 1/28!

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE FIGHT THE UNNECESSARY 15% SERVICE REDUCTION APPROVED BY THE PORT AUTHORITY. THESE CUTS WILL SHED 140 GOOD UNION JOBS, LEAVE 13,000 ALLEGHENY COUNTY CITIZENS WITHOUT SERVICE, AND PUT MORE STRAIN ON AN ALREADY STRUGGLING ECONOMY.                                             WHERE        345 6TH. AVE ACROSS FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OFFICE                                             WHEN                    FRIDAY JANUARY 28TH 2011 […]

Bleeding Wound (re-posted)

Posted on January 12, 2011 on publictransit4pittsburgh A cut is still a cut. No matter how big or small it is, a cut still bleeds. Right now, the public transit system in Pittsburgh is a bleeding wound. Despite the efforts by outgoing Governor Rendell to supply a band-aid to the Port Authority for this fiscal […]

BREAKING: Port Authority approves 15% transit cut, routes and jobs to be eliminated

From the Post Gazette today:Port Authority approves 15% transit cutBy Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-GazettePDFSee the Port Authority’s service changes that take effect March 27.The Port Authority board of directors today approved a 15 percent transit service reduction effective March 27. Board member Jeffrey Letwin said the decision caused him “intense anguish” but said the board’s […]

PGH Post-Gazette – Transit union opposes stretching of funds

Thursday, December 23, 2010By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The union representing Port Authority drivers and mechanics is opposed to a plan to make smaller transit service cuts and spread $45 million in emergency state funding over 18 months instead of six. Patrick McMahon, president of Local 85, Amalgamated Transit Union, said in a letter this […]