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Elizabeth Miller’s Story

Elizabeth is a Port Authority bus driver facing layoff. “I have been working for Port Authority for almost 2 years I received my furlough paperwork in January telling me that my last day of work would be March 26. I am a single mother of two girls ages 14 and 10. I have been working […]

Dan Horgan’s Story

Dan lives in Bloomfield and works at the airport. It takes him two buses to get to work.It’s pretty convenient to use public transportation to get to work, especially financially. Some people can’t afford to drive all the time and gas prices are going up. “What I’ve always understood about public transit is that it […]

Connie Muldrow’s Story

Connie Muldrow, age 68, lives in senior citizen housing in the Hill District. The Hill District lost most of its transit service last September. “We the elderly of the Hill District need public transportation. From Sugar Top down to Bedford Avenue and Center Avenue, transportation is needed very urgently. We have three high rises up […]

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 […]

With another round of cuts taking effect on Sunday, with 61 of our 101 routes changing, transit riders and workers need to be organized. Take part in PPT's 10yr Anniversary Membership Drive and help expand public transit for all in Allegheny County: bit.ly/ppt10year ... See MoreSee Less
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Why do these politicians completely miss the point? Oil companies are taking in record profits as they gouge consumers at the pump - we need to tax these companies and make it easier for people to take transit, walk and bike. www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/23/suspend-transit-fares-instead-gas-tax-climate-advocate... ... See MoreSee Less
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