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.
Better Transit Starts Here
We welcome a new direction, so long as it is one that expands service, fare affordability, and accessibility for all. Today the Port Authority unveiled the new name for the transit system that we ride every day: Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT). The website announces the change with a banner that reads, “New Name. New Direction.”. […]
High Frequency podcast interviews PPT’s Director and discusses our successful campaign over the Mon Oakland Connector and launch of Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform We were excited to accept an invitation from our friends at TransitCenter to join them for Episode 1 of their High Frequency podcast’s new season. Check out PPT Director Laura Chu […]
Transit Riders Favorably Assess Mayor’s Transition Plan Against the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform, and Highlight Opportunities for Funding City Priorities Through Federal Infrastructure Plan Transit Riders Celebrate Mayor Ed Gainey’s recently released Transition Plan. The plan centers equity and pedestrian dignity in infrastructure investments and planning. This is in stark contrast to the previous […]
Join the core team to coordinate the direction of Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for public transit as a human right. That’s a small d, “democratic”, meaning that every July PPT members elect the next slate of candidates who will lead the direction and […]
About Port Authority’s “Quarterly Service Adjustments” Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider/worker requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads. These quarterly adjustments were dialed back because of the pandemic, but they seem to be […]
We condemn the irresponsible decision by the Port Authority of Allegheny County to stop enforcing mask-wearing on public transit, following the Florida court ruling yesterday regarding the CDC mandate. The decision by PAAC comes as COVID-19 cases are rising in Allegheny County and nationwide due to a new and more transmissible strain of Omicron. Transit […]
Transportation emissions are now the largest contributor to climate change in the United States. There is no managing or reversing the climate crisis without getting more people on transit. As we approach Earth Day, however, public transit is the worse its been since the start of the pandemic, and Port Authority is cutting back service April […]
The quality of our transit service has been changing in Allegheny County, and it hasn’t necessarily been for the better… Has your bus not come? Have you been waiting for ages? Have the recent service cuts impacted you? Share your story and advocate for change: Canceled buses. Late arrivals. Crowding. Transit shutoffs. Since the start […]
PennDOT’s Fern Hollow Bridge Public Comment Form is OPEN Opportunity in a crash PPT Blog written by Emily Howe The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge on January 28, 2022 has fueled discussions at the city, state, and federal level about investing more in critical infrastructure. One outcome of these discussions is that PennDOT will […]
Because transit workers rock, we roll. Help PPT to celebrate Transit Worker Appreciation Day, 2022 Transit workers are the muscle in our county. Each year they carry hundreds of thousands of riders to the places they need to go. They have been on the front lines through this whole pandemic working to keep our county moving […]
Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) is a grassroots union organizing for a more equitable, affordable and accessible transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind. We stand with transit riders and transit workers. To that end, we urge the Port Authority and ATU Local 85 to negotiate a quick and amenable resolution […]
Join us in saying thank you Mayor Gainey for putting an end to the Mon Oakland Connector For over six long years, residents of Hazelwood, Four Mile Run, and the surrounding neighborhoods have organized to say that public investment needs to meet public needs. All of their efforts finally paid off on February 17th. In front […]
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.