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No Love for the Mon Oakland Connector at Final Public Meeting (news roundup)

At the final meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector, residents made it clear: investment needs to go to transit, sidewalks, and affordable housing – not the profits of investors. On October 20th, During the city’s first attempt at a “Final Public Meeting” on the Mon Oakland Connector, the room was full to its 100-person capacity […]

The Mon-Oakland Connector is a Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Project.

They’re back at it again: trying to use public dollars to build luxury transportation for wealthy developers. After a disastrous first attempt at a final public meeting for the Mon Oakland Connector project, the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, the Universities and the foundations that own Hazelwood Green are holding a second meeting on […]

Last Chance for Transit Equity! Final Public Meeting on the Mon Oakland Connector

The LAST VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING for the Mon Oakland Connector shuttle roadway project is scheduled for Thursday, 10/29, 6-8pm Transit equity means that public transportation investments must benefit people, not corporate interests. For more than two years, Pittsburghers for Public Transit has been advocating alongside residents for investment in a community-driven plan –Our Money, Our […]

Sign the Petition for a fare relief program to move us through COVID-19!

All public utilities and essential services have started assistance programs to support low-income residents survive the pandemic and economic depression. The Port Authority must follow their lead and implement an emergency low-income fare program now. Allegheny County residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the ensuing economic depression. The data included in the recently […]

Help Circulate Petitions for COVID-19 Fare Relief

Allegheny County residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the ensuing economic depression. Nearly every other public utility and essential service has programs to ensure all people can access their life-sustaining resources. Transit is no different. Port Authority must start an emergency fare relief program now. Click here to sign the petition for emergency […]

MEDIA ROUNDUP + PHOTOS: COVID-19 Fare Relief Rally & Report Release

PPT releases a new report that calls on Port Authority to implement a COVID-19 Fare Relief program, for the lives of low-income riders and the health of the transit system. On a sunny Tuesday, PPT members rallied under the colorful MLK mural near the Wilkinsburg Busway Station to release our new report, “No Greater Need, […]

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
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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
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