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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Big deal! Right now! New Changes Proposed for Downtown Transit

Wait, what’s going on? PRT is proposing big changes to downtown bus routes, and you have until March 26th to give your feedback. Bus routes are undergoing a serious overhaul. Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT)  is proposing to redesign how buses move through Downtown Pittsburgh. This is a big deal and one that all transit riders should […]

Victory for the P3! How Riders Won

When we fight, we win! Riders spoke up, organized, and were successful in maintaining (and expanding the span of) service on the P3! Riders celebrated victory this week when it was announced that the new BRT plan would maintain P3 service to Hamnett, Roslyn and Swissvale stations on the East Busway! The beginning of 2023 […]

“PGH City Council Can Take Action for Transit”, Says Riders’ Press Conference

Pittsburghers for Public Transit holds a packed press conference outside City Council Chambers to release a new report and invite PGH City Council to take a more active role in advocating for improved public transit. On Wednesday, February 8th at 1 pm, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) hosted a press conference to release our new […]

Sign on to tell City Council: Transit Moves Us <3

PPT Members are meeting with City Council to talk about transit improvements. If you can’t join them, then sign on to show support! We’ll bring your signature and more in to these meetings to show this is an issue that City Council needs to take seriously.

What happened to our timepoints? New schedules make it harder to ride

Reducing Timepoints on Route Schedules Does Not Increase Schedule Reliability. Instead, it Lowers PRT Scheduling Accountability and Leaves Riders Out in the Cold for Longer. We need a timepoint for every neighborhood and one for every transfer point. Transit service in Allegheny County is in crisis. As our forthcoming report Representing our Routes will explain, […]

New Changes proposed for Downtown/Oakland Routes – Give Feedback Today!

Big service changes proposed for buses that go through Oakland, Uptown, and Downtown – Give your feedback today! The changes that are being proposed as part of PRT’s new Bus Rapid Transit service plan will have major impacts on the 61D, 71A, 71C, 71D, P3. What PRT is calling “minor changes” will additionally impact the […]

NEW VIDEO: A Look Back on PPT’s History of Winning Campaigns

A new video from PPT Board Member Dean Mougianis gives a look back at our organization’s history of winning campaigns. 2012 – PPT helped to win a more stable funding stream from our state 2013-2014 – PPT worked with neighbors and bus operators to win a series of campaigns that restored and expanded transit service […]

PPT Victory Party Photos! We Boogied Down for Transit Justice.

This Bus Is For All of Us! PPT Members celebrated our year in style. After a long year of successful organizing and after 3 years of virtual gatherings, PPT Members were ready to have a good time at our Victory Party & Year-End Celebration last Friday! We had a lot to celebrate! We won a […]

PPT Wins Prestigious National Award for Low-Income Fare Campaign

PPT wins “Best Advocacy Campaign of the Year” in TransitCenter’s 2022 Frequency Awards TransitCenter is a national foundation that works to improve public transit. Its annual “Frequencies” Awards recognize outstanding work by transit agencies, workers, and organizers to improve transit service. This year, Pittsburghers for Public Transit was awarded with the Frequency Award for “Best […]

PPT Makes National News with Win in Discount Fares Campaign

PPT campaign and members are profiled in Scripps news network story sent to news stations in 60 cities across the US. Millions of people across the country are learning about PPT’s winning campaign for a Discount Transit Fare Program in Allegheny County thanks to a new report from Jessie Cohen, a national news reporter for […]

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