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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Take the #VoteTransit Pledge to elect a champion for public transit

Transit riders! Make the pledge to #VoteTransit this Election Day to put a County Executive in office who will do the most for transit riders and our transit system Voters will roll to the polls to elect a new leader for the MOST POWERFUL REGIONAL OFFICE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT, the Allegheny County Executive. The County […]

Join Our Board! 2023 Nominations Are Open To Be A Leader for Transit Justice

Join the core team to coordinate the strategic direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Nominations open until July 5th. Voting open from July 12th to 31st. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, transit workers and neighbors. We fight for a public transit system that is expanded, reliable, accessible and affordable […]

New Data on Low-Income Fare Program Demonstrates Rider Needs…and the Program’s Success

Allegheny County’s new zero fare/discount fare pilot project is proving to be a massive benefit for families across the county Last year, transit riders with PPT and allied organizations Just Harvest, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and UrbanKind Institute won a year-long low income transit fare pilot for 14,000 residents, funded and evaluated by the […]

#VoteTransit Textbank for County Exec Election

Help transit riders get to the polls to vote in the most consequential election for our transit in the last decade! Primary Election Day is fast approaching on May 16th and there is a lot at stake for public transit riders in the Allegheny County Executive race! The Allegheny County Executive has the most power […]

Action Alert! for the Next County Exec to Expand the Zero-fare Program

Free transit is on the line in the Allegheny County Executive Election on May 16! Transit riders were successful in advocating for a program to test free fares, but now YOU can help make it permanent and expanded for all low-income riders. Will you sign the petition to demand that the next Allegheny County Executive […]

Dozens of Pittsburgh Residents Call on City Council Not to Renew the Spin Scooter Pilot

Dozens of residents call on Pittsburgh City Council to end the Spin E-Scooter pilot, and to improve resident mobility through sidewalk development, bus improvements and affordable housing instead. On April 12, 2023, Pittsburgh City Council heard from the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), representatives of Spin, and disability and transportation experts in a […]

VoteTransit County Executive Candidate Q&A

Transit riders must elect a #TransitChampion as our next County Executive!Primary Election is May 16thGeneral Election is November 7th Traducción al español aquí The Allegheny County Executive is the most powerful person in Southwestern Pennsylvania when it comes to public transit – so it is vital for transit riders to elect a #TransitChampion into the […]

Find out which candidates rode the bus with PPT

Recently, a number of the candidates for the office of Allegheny County Executive office took up Pittsburghers for Public Transit’s offer to ride a bus route and hear about the issues that transit riders experience daily. PPT invited every candidate for the county executive office to join in the bus ride-along. Four of them, Attorney […]

Public Hearing on SPIN Scooters & Mobility Needs

The City of Pittsburgh is holding a Public Hearing about the SPIN scooter program and whether they are (or are not) meeting residents’ mobility needs. Since the summer of 2021, Pittsburghers have had to learn to navigate the city’s public spaces with a new neighbor on our roads, on our sidewalks, and in our public […]

Let’s get these ACE candidates on the bus!

PPT is inviting all of the candidates running for Allegheny County Executive for a ride-along with transit riders and workers. The Allegheny County Executive is the most powerful person in Southwestern PA when it comes to public transit. So it is CRITICAL that this person understands what it’s like to ride the bus and be […]

Take action to support transit workers

Without transit workers, we have no transit system. Our transit system is short 220+ workers and our scheduled service is in decline. This Transit Worker Appreciation Day, join PPT in calling on our next Allegheny County Executive to build better public transit by addressing the worker crisis. On Saturday, March 18th, we celebrate National Transit […]

Are you part of the Free & Discount Fare Pilot? We need to hear from you!

Did you get into the new discount fare pilot program? We want to hear from you so we can advocate for a permanent, fully-free program for all. More affordable transit fares are coming to Allegheny County because transit took action – but now we need to continue our advocacy to make this a permanent program […]

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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.