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PPT attends Transit Rider Bootcamp

PPT had a large contingent at the Transit Rider Bootcamp hosted by Americans for Transit. It was an amazing and inspiring learning experience, and we got to hear from other transit justice organizations across the country!  

Speakers Call out URA for Role in BRT app

From a great article in WESA: Some concerned about BRT’s effects on the Mon Valley and other communities have said they think the project violates the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination by federally funded government agencies. Before a public transit agency makes any major service change, it has to conduct […]

BRT Campaign Takes Fight to County Council

From the Post-Gazette: “Pearl Hughey and her grandchildren recently watched a movie about Rosa Parks. She told Allegheny County Council members Tuesday night that the youngsters asked her a lot of questions about what happened on that bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. ‘The one thing I found myself explaining to them is that the […]

“Mon-Oakland Connector” Proposed Autonomous Vehicle Requires Closer Scrutiny

*Image of trees, Hazelwood Green (Almano) site, bridge and the Cathedral of Learning by Darrell Sapp, photographer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A public meeting to discuss the possibilities for the Mon Oakland connector raised some serious concerns about the lack of transparency around goals, the fact that this service threatens to compete with Port Authority rather than […]

Protect the 61 Buses! BRT Campaign Takes on Life of its Own

*Picture of around 40 61 A,B, & C campaign stakeholders and bus riders seated in the Braddock Library in a semi-circle, planning next steps for the fight to protect local bus service. Last week, Next City wrote an article about Pittsburgh’s BRT plans and the concerns around cuts to the Mon Valley, quoting Laura Wiens as […]

What Amazon HQ2 Could Do to Pittsburgh

*Amazon logo superimposed over the picture of Pittsburgh, with “Pittsburgh” as the text. From Seattle24x7.com Great panel conversation hosted by Pitt Human Rights City Initiative and the research and advocacy organization UrbanKind, about the possible impacts of Amazon HQ2 on affordable housing, public transit, worker rights, taxpayer liabilities among other unforeseen consequences. See the live […]

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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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