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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 […]

RALLY TOMORROW FOR TRANSIT WORKERS

Our bus drivers, technicians, and other Amalgamated Transit Union workers will be having a rally tomorrow (2/15) at 4pm downtown at the County Courthouse in support of PresidentMcMahon’s address to County Council.  As many PPTers as possibleshould be there!Andrew

Next Meeting

 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130184457049849   Time 19 February · 12:00 – 15:00 Location University of Pittsburgh – Posvar Hall room 5203 Pittsburgh, PA Created by: Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Andrew C Wagner More info Really important meeting, we’ll be discussing the upcoming march in Squirrel Hill on 3/19, the upcoming publication of our newsletter, and promotion for both […]

Proposed March transit cuts to affect Oakland routes

Re-posted from Pitt’s University Times: The Port Authority of Allegheny County will cut its service by 15 percent, including some service to Oakland, beginning March 27. The plan, approved last week by the Port Authority board, will eliminate 29 routes and cause 180 employee layoffs. The plan amends a scheduled 35 percent service cut that […]

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 […]

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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