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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Transit Network Redesign Has Big Potential and a Few Pitfalls to Avoid
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 […]
Get union strong with PPT & ATU at Labor Day Parade ’22
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 […]
Hottest transit event of the season: PPT Summer Party (PHOTOS!)
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. […]
Election Results! New Board Members Elected to Lead Pittsburghers for Public Transit
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 […]
VICTORY! Swissvale Bridge Will Open To Pedestrians
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 Summer Party! Get Your Tickets Today.
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 […]
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