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Join Us: BRT 61 Bus Celebration and the Riders’ Vision for Better Transit

A Celebration of the BRT 61 Bus Service Victory and the release of The Riders’ Vision for Better Transit Monday June 25th 5:30-8:00 pm Rankin Christian Center 230 3rd Ave, Rankin, PA 15104 RSVP here On June 25th, PPT and Mon Valley Initiative will hold a Celebration and Launch of a Transit Riders’ Vision for […]

PPT takes part in press conference calling for electric buses

“Laura Wiens of Pittsburghers for Public Transit applauded the incremental progress the Port Authority has seen in winning the $500,000 grant for the agency’s first electric bus, but said there are multiple funding sources available that could help build a large scale fleet of electric buses. She mentioned that Pennsylvania is receiving about $118 million […]

Victory! Armed officers will not be checking fare payment on the T

Thanks to all the hard work of the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders Campaign over this past year, the Port Authority has walked back their initial proposal of having armed police check fare payment on the T! Thank you to the many hundreds of people that signed petitions and postcards, gave powerful testimony at the Port Authority Board, showed up […]

Amazon Press Conference

Pittsburghers gathered outside the City’s and Heinz Endowment’s “P4 Conference” to highlight the hypocrisy of talking about inclusion, equity, and a city for all while offering billions on incentives to attract Amazon HQ2 to the city. Amazon HQ2 stands against everything the P4 says it supports and against the interests of the hundreds of thousands […]

PPT’s First Quarterly Meeting a Success!

We got to the heart of why we do what we do at PPT and the ways in which transit connects to almost every other aspect of people’s lives. Bus Lines are Life Lines, and the fight for transit justice is such a critical part of of the fight for a better, a more equitable, […]

BRT Campaign Victory! No Cuts to the 61 Buses

  Photo Credit: Margaret J Krauss, WESA Port Authority Heeds Public, Makes Changes to BRT Plan  New plan, federal grant application will better serve Mon Valley communities Rankin, PA — On Thursday night, at a standing-room only meeting in Rankin, Port Authority of Allegheny County presented its new bus service plan for the Bus Rapid […]

Awesome first-person narrative from Ms. Colette Funches on her experience participating in PPT's Beyond the East Busway campaign:

"Many people - young and old, employed or not employed - need the use of bus service every day. They can be sure of safe, well-trained bus service drivers who can get them to and from their destination safely and on time. Riders use the bus several times a week, or on multiple trips, for a daily commute and sometimes no more than once a week. As riders they want to be certain that buses will arrive in a timely fashion; the wait time should not be too long."

Shoutout to Carnegie Library of McKeesport! Thanks for your support! ow.ly/4xtW50x1XW7
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