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Black Lives Matter must be at the heart of the fight for Transit Justice

Pittsburghers for Public Transit stands with the International Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Labor Network for Sustainability in affirming that Black Lives Matter and calling for Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery. The outrage at a white supremacist system that is fueling protests across the country must be kept […]

Transit Equity Day Organizers in Solidarity with ATU, ATU Local 1005, Minneapolis and TWU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Asman, Labor Network for Sustainability, 714-651-6170, Basav Sen, Institute for Policy Studies, 202-997-0479 MAY 31, 2020–(TAKOMA PARK, MD)–The Coalition that organizes Transit Equity Day, which takes place each year on Rosa Parks’ birthday, stands in solidarity with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and its Local 1005, Minneapolis–some of whose members are refusing to transport police […]

More, Not Less: Transit Justice Townhall on Port Authority’s Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 has exposed the cracks in our system and pushed transit riders to the brink. Will our transit system rise to the occasion and support essential riders? Or will we have to fight for the change to improve our lives? What: Transit Justice Townhall on Covid-19 ResponseWhen: June 10th, 7pmWhere: via Zoom The people riding […]

Sign-up to Get Masks to Fellow Transit Riders

Transit is more important than ever. We need 50 volunteers to help PPT distribute masks to essential transit riders. Earlier this month, PPT members raised money to purchase 2,100 masks for essential workers who are riding transit every day. Now we need help packaging and distributing these masks over the next two weeks. We’re going […]

80+ PA Orgs, Unions, and Electeds Demand that the Turnpike Fulfill its Transit Funding Responsibilities, Call for Expanded Transit Trust Fund

Transit is essential. Pennsylvania needs stable funding for public transit. On Thursday, May 14th, 82 organizations, unions, and elected officials across the state of Pennsylvania called on state legislators to ensure that the PA Turnpike fulfills its $450 million transit funding obligations until 2023, or until a sustainable, dedicated alternative funding source is secured. This […]

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

2020 has been a tough year. But progress is still possible: this past week, Port Authority began running new and permanent weekend service on the 20, 22, 29, 36, 39, 60, 74, 93 routes!

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