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Gov. Wolf: Appoint Heather McClain to Port Authority Board of Directors

Pittsburghers for Public Transit Calls on Governor Wolf to Remove Port Authority Board Member Embroiled in Controversy, and Appoint Rider Advocate Heather McClain In an open letter co-signed by 13 regional and statewide organizations and elected officials, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) is calling on Governor Tom Wolf to appoint rider advocate Heather McClain to […]

PPT Welcomes Rep. Austin Davis to PAAC Board of Directors

Pittsburghers for Public Transit welcomes Representative Austin Davis as the newest appointee to the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. As a sophomore Representative of the Monongahela Valley, a region where transit’s usage is high and its value is essential, Austin Davis has been vocal about the vital role that transit plays […]

Transit Workers Appreciation Day is right around the corner

Ever year, March 18th marks the day for transit riders to show their appreciation for all the hard work that PAAC transit workers put into making our system run. This year PPT is going to show our appreciation by collecting personal thank-you notes from over 250 riders, and delivering them in person to the workers […]

Raise Need for Transit+Housing in Allegheny County Annual Action Plan

Strong policies are needed at the county level to tie great transit to quality affordable housing. Take three minutes to fill out Allegheny County’s Annual Action Plan survey to elevate transit/housing as a priority. More from the survey: Allegheny County is undertaking the development of its FY 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP), as required by […]

#MakeOurFaresFair Rally & Media Coverage

🗣️”1 trip! 2 trip ! 3 trip! 4! Why are poor folks paying more” Through the last 6-weeks, Riders led a campaign to collect over 2,500 signatures in support of three easy #FareEquity policies: 1. Fare Capping (to allow daily/weekly/monthly/yearly bus passes to be paid for one ride at a time) 2. Free Transfers 3. […]

Amazon Passes on Pittsburgh: A Bullet Dodged

Finally, after months of private negotiations over billions of public dollars, Amazon has announced it will pass on Pittsburgh as the location for its second headquarters. It is reported that Pittsburgh’s bid would have given enormous tax incentives and decision-making power over where their tax-dollars would be spent. All without any public input or transparency. That’s […]