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Armed Police Have No Place Checking Fares!

At last week’s Port Authority meeting, Port Authority CEO Katherine Kelleman announced that Port Authority will most likely be walking back the proposal to have armed police officers checking for fare payment. PPT and the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders Coalition is glad to hear this news- this policy would endanger the lives of thousands of riders of […]

Updated BRT Plan to be Presented at Mon Valley Meetings Next Month

The tremendous amount of work that the BRT campaign has put in has changed the conversation in the city and highlighted the importance of equity in transit decisions. We’ve gotten tons of support and media coverage the past several months, and the the community response has made the Port Authority reconsider its initial proposal. They […]

Victory! Duquesne residents win their bus back!

Residents of Hilltop Parkview Manor in Duquesne have been without a bus for too long. This fall, they fought to have service restored so that they would not have to face a long walk on dimly-lit, steep, and dangerous streets to their nearest bus stop. Check out the Post-Gazette article from the testimony at the board that […]

PPT Presents Full List of Sign ons to BRT Letter

At this month’s Port Authority Board meeting, PPT presented a final list of organizations and individuals that have signed on to the demands letter around the BRT. PPT has been working closely with Just Harvest around this campaign for the past several months. Here is the letter in full with the signees listed at the […]

PPT Celebrates Transit Worker Appreciation Day

Thank you to all the drivers and transit workers that do all they can to get us to our destination safely! Shoutout to Sue Scanlon and Tom Conroy for being awesome bus drivers and for all the work they do with PPT, Larry Bernard and Paul for showing us around the Manchester Main Shop, and […]

URA Issues RFP for Lexington Site

Link to RFP for Lexington and some more information around the site. Kudos to the residents for insisting on mixed-income development and for highlighting in every community meeting that affordable housing is a necessity! We support the Port Authority’s TOD guidelines and the P4 metrics that are also included.

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

OMG! Have you seen Summer '19's hottest transit fashion item!? 🏖️🌴🚍

Pick yours up at the Smithfield St Customer Service Center starting June 20th, 7:30am. Quantity is limited, so expect this hot item to move fast!😁Mark your calendars! Starting Thursday, June 20th we will be piloting ConnectBands – a thin, sleek bracelet that works just like your ConnectCard. The technology embedded in the bracelet allows you to easily tap it on a farebox – paying your fare without having to search through your bag or wallet for your ConnectCard or cash.

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, stop by the Downtown Service Center at 623 Smithfield St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 20th.

Only a limited number are available, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Come early if you can!
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