• Pittsburghers for Public Transit marched alongside thousands of Union members from all across the state including ATU local 85. Unions of every type are what keeps those in power held to account and we appreciate all the work that they do.

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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!

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Find out more about communities that have mobilized to restore bus service in transit deserts, the campaign for affordable housing near good transit, and the fight for equity with the BRT and Proof of Payment proposals.

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Latest Posts

Bad deal on bonds costs Port Authority $39.2M

Thursday, February 17, 2011 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Port Authority this week paid a bank $39.2 million to escape from a bond deal it entered seven years ago that turned out sour. The payment to Bank of America Merrill Lynch canceled a complicated and risky transaction called an interest-rate “swaption” that the authority […]

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RALLY TOMORROW FOR TRANSIT WORKERS

Our bus drivers, technicians, and other Amalgamated Transit Union workers will be having a rally tomorrow (2/15) at 4pm downtown at the County Courthouse in support of PresidentMcMahon’s address to County Council.  As many PPTers as possibleshould be there!Andrew

Next Meeting

 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130184457049849   Time 19 February ยท 12:00 – 15:00 Location University of Pittsburgh – Posvar Hall room 5203 Pittsburgh, PA Created by: Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Andrew C Wagner More info Really important meeting, we’ll be discussing the upcoming march in Squirrel Hill on 3/19, the upcoming publication of our newsletter, and promotion for both […]

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Proposed March transit cuts to affect Oakland routes

Re-posted from Pitt’s University Times: The Port Authority of Allegheny County will cut its service by 15 percent, including some service to Oakland, beginning March 27. The plan, approved last week by the Port Authority board, will eliminate 29 routes and cause 180 employee layoffs. The plan amends a scheduled 35 percent service cut that […]