Latest Posts

Occupy Pittsburgh / PPT Transit action!

Pittsburghers for Public Transit is partnering with our friends at Occupy Pittsburgh (http://www.occupypittsburgh.org) for the following action: Week of Action – Occupy Pittsburgh Public Transit Action Start: 12/16/2011 3:00 pm As many of you know, Port Authority of Allegheny County is pondering additional service cuts – up to 35% – effective in 2012. Last March, […]

Backers of Transit Try to Mobilize

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 […]

Alarm raised anew on Port Authority deficit

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 […]

Organizing Around Transit: At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Class Struggle

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 […]

The Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter Clean Transportation Team will be holding a webinar on public transit funding in PA on Monday, June 21st, at 7:00pm (as part of the SC/PA Chapter Conservation Team Summer Webinar Series). Laura Chu Wiens, Executive Director of PPT and member of Governor Wolf's Transportation Revenue Options Commission, will talk about the new statewide coalition of transit riders, workers, and advocates working to expand transit in Pennsylvania, called @TransitforAllPA -- and their Grassroots Transit Funding Platform. Click below for more information and to RSVP: tinyurl.com/36zhnn2h ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
PPT MEETING tonight at 7pm! R S V P N O W! us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuyurDIpGNHUgIP01-NcflRiiZe41GESOn the agenda!- Transit for All PA! campaign- Ms. Lisa's visit with Secretary Buttigieg- NexTransit priorities + feedback- Port Authority's 2022 budget & transparency demandsRSVP to help in these campaigns: ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook