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Amazon Passes on Pittsburgh: A Bullet Dodged

Finally, after months of private negotiations over billions of public dollars, Amazon has announced it will pass on Pittsburgh as the location for its second headquarters. It is reported that Pittsburgh’s bid would have given enormous tax incentives and decision-making power over where their tax-dollars would be spent. All without any public input or transparency. That’s […]

labor day 2018

Labor day is an important holiday in Pittsburgh. It is a reminder to those in power that it is people like us who keep the city and county running. Thousands of union members from all over the area marched together in celebration of fights won and in preparation for fights to come. When riders’ unions […]

High service marks for Port Authority

Good news that riders give the Port Authority high marks! But this is important too: “Price seems to be such a sensitive issue for riders that TransPro recommended that the agency do everything it can to avoid raising fares over the next few years. Last year, the agency switched to a flat $2.50 fare for […]

PPT and Put People First joint meeting

On October 23rd Pittsburghers for Public Transit came together with Put People First!- PA for a great event to learn the history of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Poor Peoples Campaign, the last campaign he worked on before his assassination. Put People First! PA is an organization committed to fighting for universal healthcare in PA.   […]

Mon-Oakland connector

“Jonah McAllister-Erickson of Pittsburghers for Public Transit said, ‘We probably could use better public transit, but this is not the solution. Micro transit projects have been a complete flop’ in other cities, with low ridership and high operating costs.” http://www.post-gazette.com/…/Proteste…/stories/201807300043

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Great article on fare capping

An article was written by Margaret J. Krauss published by WESA entitled “How Fare-Capping Could Make Transit More Equitable”. It did an incredible job of describing the ways Port Authority’s current fare system cost low-income folks more for access the same transit as their more wealthy counterparts. “‘A lot of people can’t shell out the […]

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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! 💙💙

Today is a good day to reflect on the tragedies of colonialism and white supremacy.

Our country's economic system is *still* benefiting off of a legacy of stolen land and stolen peoples.

So today, honor indigenous lives.
And tomorrow, fight for indigenous sovereignty.
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