Call your Councilperson and ask them to support O’Connor’s budget amendment to divest from Mon Oakland Connector and invest in the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund Councilmember Corey O’Connor announced on Thursday, 12/10, that he would introduce an amendment to the 2021 City Budget that would fund affordable housing, build safe sidewalks, and invest in black-owned businesses. […]
“My grandmother always taught me to fight for what is right.” A message from Teaira Collins, PPT Member and Leader of the 93-Hazelwood Campaign: My son Judah is the light of my life. He has down syndrome and we never know when we’ll need the 93 to get us from our home in Hazelwood to […]
“When we expand public transit, we expand what is possible for future generations.” We’ve always known that transit is essential for riders. But this pandemic has shown us that that we’re all reliant on transit–and how it keeps the riders moving that keep us fed, who care for our sick and do the essential work […]
We’re in Transit towards Transformation! This year, we handed out more than 2,000 cloth masks to transit riders; we held a statewide Town Hall with PA Senator Bob Casey and more than 300 riders calling for $32 billion in transit funding relief; we won permanent weekend service improvements on the 22, 39, and 93 (among […]
Wins for Affordable Housing, Transit-Supportive Development and Food Justice at the Giant Eagle Shakespeare Redevelopment
Collectively, we have won some important housing, food and transit justice victories and set a new floor for what community benefit should be expected from development without the need for public subsidy. Over the past year and a half, neighborhood residents and organizational stakeholders from Pittsburgh United’s Housing Justice Table, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT), […]
Weekend Service Victory and Service Increase on the 59-Mon Valley announced in Quarterly Service Changes!
Port Authority’s Quarterly Service Changes that go into effect this Sunday, November 22nd, will add weekend service to nearly all local routes in its system. This is an enormous victory and is the culmination of years of riders organizing neighborhood service campaigns with PPT over the last four years! Additionally, Port Authority plans to DOUBLE […]