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Anne Hodapp’s Story

Anne Hodapp is a single mother who lives in Pitcairn, a small borough just a few miles south of Monroeville. Her 10-year-old daughter has several disabilities and has seizures, but ACCESS has said she is not disabled enough to qualify for their door-to-door transport service for seniors and the disabled. The Port Authority has announced […]

The Myth of the $100,000 Bus Driver

There have been rumors and misinformation heard from time to time that Port Authority drivers are paid huge salaries of up to $100,000 a year. These attempts to blame the hard-working drivers for the cuts in bus service don’t stand up to the facts.The starting hourly wage for a PAT driver is $16.05. The top […]

Keep the ‘Public’ in Public Transit: Privatization is a Bad Deal

by Andrew Wagner photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery With the Port Authority of Allegheny County in financial trouble, we’re hearing the call for “privatization” from some powerful political and business interests. These privatizers include some of the same politicians whose failure to adequately fund transit helped create the crisis, and they include business people who see […]

Transportation is Our Need – and Our Right

photo by Dawn Jackman-Biery by Mel Packer Imagine, Dear Rider, that you go to your usual bus or trolley stop and find that it is strangely silent, that others have been standing for quite a while and no bus has been seen. You ask another rider who tells you that the news says that the […]

Stop the Cuts! 24 Hours of Action!

Stop the Cuts! Sign-up for 24 Hours of Action to Save Public Transit in Allegheny County! Beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 24 through 11:00 AM Friday, March 25 Culminating in a rally on Friday at 8:30 AM before the Port Authority Board Meeting At Port Authority Head Quarters, 6th St. and Smithfield Ave. […]

Hop on our monthly meeting! Meet some PPT Members during our social hour thats going on now. Then our meeting starts at 7!We're talking about the Port Authority's new Fare Proposal and our statewide organizing campaign for expanded transit funding: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8?fbclid=IwAR0DwinK4_BmPh_d2O... ... See MoreSee Less
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Port Authority has another survey out - this time they want to hear about your experience riding their buses or rails. Take 5 mins to give you input now and get entered to win a free monthly bus pass: portauthority.org/BusRailSurvey2021?fbclid=IwAR0i6MQPRX--r-bb9YSAtZOeC93xZg_wzJPTHSC7i7c-70dZAr1-... ... See MoreSee Less
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Organize for a better world. Join us at our Monthly Meeting tomorrow, 7pm via zoom or phone. Help strategize on how to win a more equitable fare proposal that benefits all riders. RSVP here: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-Chpj8iG9QU5ECLyj98Zl6iq9EbunH8 ... See MoreSee Less
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