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Transit Workers & Riders for a Better Transit Future

“Transit riders and transit workers must advocate together for a better transit future.” Pittsburghers for Public Transit believes in living wages, benefits, safe working conditions, and union rights for transit workers. It’s in our Transit Bill of Rights. PPT’s advocacy has always centered the needs of riders AND workers because that’s how we build a system […]

Port Authority’s Q4 Service Adjustments, with comment from @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

Each quarter the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for rider’s requests, ridership shifts, construction, road closures and/or all of the other unexpected hiccups that might affect Pittsburgh roads.  Additionally, Port Authority’s new Bus Stop Consolidation program aims to eliminate 20-30% of stops in the entire system. PPT’s feelings about this […]

Residents Rally for Alternate Plan to Mon Oakland Connector Project & Budget Transparency

On Monday some 100 residents and organizations attended and testified at a City Council Public Hearing demanding increased transparency and accountability through the City of Pittsburgh’s Budgeting Process. A rally was organized by the Economic Justice Circle to propose a series of improvements to the City’s budgeting process. It provided the perfect platform for residents […]

Press Release: 22 orgs & 600+ residents support alternative plan to the Mon Oakland Connector

Residents and Community Groups Affected by Proposed Mon-Oakland Roadway release Letter Calling on City Council, Foundations, Academic Institutions, and Public Agencies to Fund Alternative Transportation Proposal Entitled “Our Money, Our Solutions.” December 6, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – As the City of Pittsburgh continues to advance the “Mon-Oakland Mobility Corridor,” a controversial roadway project that […]

PPT Year-end Party for a Better Transit Future

Calling all transit lovers! Ride with us! Rise with us! It’s PPT’s end-of year celebration, and we want to get down with you all. 2019 has been quite a ride, kicking off with our #FairFares push, bringing Port Authority board members on the bus (and throwing one under the bus), a kick-ass organizing fellowship cohort […]

Keep Developers Accountable at Shakespeare Giant Eagle Site

Developers want to spend $15Million on a super-sized parking garage instead of providing for real community needs: affordable housing, improved transit, healthy food access, safe streets. We say no. The Giant Eagle Shakespeare site is a chance to reverse East Liberty’s legacy of gentrification and displacement. It is an opportunity to show what truly equitable […]