Now in our 7th year, Pittsburghers for Public Transit is continuing the fight for equity, transparency and access for transit riders and residents across Allegheny County. Bus Lines are Life Lines, and we insist that riders, drivers and residents be at the table for decisions at the Port Authority, the URA, the city and the […]
The Port Authority has hired Katharine Kelleman, former head of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority in Tampa, Florida as the new CEO for Port Authority. Although we are disappointed that there was no public selection process, we welcome Ms. Kelleman to Pittsburgh. We appreciate that she is already aware of the issues around policing […]
(Photo by Margaret Krauss, WESA News) Great turnout at the URA Lexington Park community meeting! Thanks to all the North Point Breeze, Homewood and PPT members that turned out to support affordable housing on the site. We will continue to advocate for community members to have a seat at the URA table to decide […]
We know that transit assets like the MLK East Busway are often the first sites of displacement and gentrification in cities, and that the housing costs along the stops of the East Busway have been escalating in recent years. Rising housing and rental costs mean that low income transit riders that depend on public transit to get […]
Organizer Krystle Knight from the Thomas Merton Center shares survey responses from Latinx transit riders, who would be reluctant to use the T if Port Authority police were checking fares, and if public transit was serving as an immigration checkpoint.
Powerful testimony on Friday, October 27, in the Port Authority Board Room about the consequences of implementing the Bus Rapid Transit plan at the expense of riders on the 61 and 71 buses. Currently the Port Authority is anticipating a 45 % cut in frequency on the 61 buses, and mandatory transfers in Oakland for riders […]