Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.
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Fall 2022 Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots nonprofit organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit. We are seeking a full-time community organizer to start in Winter 2022. The community organizer will work out of our Garfield office, but may work part-time remotely. The primary responsibilities will […]
Link to Port Authority’s list of upcoming service changes. This month’s changes are less severe than the last two quarters (where service was cut more than 6%), so we’re grateful. However, we’re still operating with significantly less service than before the pandemic. Riders deserve an ambitous and transparent Operations Plan from PRT, so that they […]
A redesign of the entire transit system will begin with Downtown, and it kicks off 8/23. We need to ensure that PRT is committed to expanding service and reversing recent cuts, by making our voices heard at public meetings, on-line surveys, or at any of their 8 pop-up events this month. When PRT released it’s […]
Join PPT and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 as we march in the first in-person Labor Day Parade since the pandemic’s start! PPT is a grassroots union of both transit riders and transit workers. We know that we are the ones using the system every day and that together, we have the knowledge needed to […]
PPT Members got together for the first in-person celebration since the start of the pandemic – the result was a magic summer party On August 10th, at the Bartlett Shelter in Schenley Park, PPT Members had reason to celebrate. It was the organization’s Summer Party and the first time that Members had gotten together in-person. […]
Congratulations to the new PPT Board Members, elected by our general membership to lead us 2022-2024! Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a democratic, grassroots, member-led organization and we practice what we preach. So each Spring into Summer our members participate in a democratic process to determine a new group of leaders who will join our […]
Swissvale residents are successful with a community petition to reopen the Washington Ave. bridge to pedestrians – now it’s time to dream! Last week, on July 7th at around 7pm, PennDOT ordered the Washington Ave Bridge in Swissvale to close IMMEDIATELY to all traffic. According to a recent Post Gazette article, “Days prior, on Thursday, […]
PPT’s Summer Party to celebrate the campaigns we’ve won and the community we’ve built. August 10th! 6-8pm! Mark your calendars for the first in-person party that PPT has held since the start of the pandemic. It’s been a long, difficult road since March 2020, but we’ve kept up our organizing and shown that transit rider […]
The cuts are deemed “temporary” – but riders need to see a plan for service expansion because our experience is that once routes are cut, they don’t come back. Port Authority (now “Pittsburgh Regional Transit”) typically updates its service schedules 4 times every year, but the most recent round of service changes that took effect […]
After all of the nominees introduced themselves at our July Meeting, the ballot is open! The deadline for all PPT Members to cast their ballot in the PPT Board Election is 27th at midnight. Please read this blog with bios on all the candidates before casting your vote. Overview of PPT’s Board Election Process Pittsburghers […]
No Service, No Survival. Join or renew your PPT Membership today. After a decade of transit rider organizing, PPT is winning campaigns and building the movement for transit justice – but we need you now more than ever. People have always been on the front lines fighting for transit justice in Pittsburgh. Whether from disabled […]
Become a Member of Pittsburghers for Public Transit and join a community that are fighting for better transit for all. From our campaigns, to our member-run committees, to our educational trainings, to our parties – the PPT family is thriving. We’re winning, and we want you to get involved in bringing about this change.