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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Thursday, December 23, 2010By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The union representing Port Authority drivers and mechanics is opposed to a plan to make smaller transit service cuts and spread $45 million in emergency state funding over 18 months instead of six. Patrick McMahon, president of Local 85, Amalgamated Transit Union, said in a letter this […]
DECEMBER 23, 2010The Flat Line BY LAUREN DALEY The Port Authority of Allegheny County may have received a bailout to stave off huge service reductions, but the transit agency still faces a bumpy road ahead. Faced with a $47.1 million budget shortfall, the Port Authority was bracing for a fare increase in January, followed by […]
Port Authority gets $45 million bailoutFunds will allow authority to avoid massive service cutsMonday, December 13, 2010By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Members of a 10-county regional planning agency tonight approved Gov. Ed Rendell’s plan to provide $45 million in emergency funding to postpone record-breaking Port Authority service cuts. Members of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission voted […]
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Rendell says he has found money to avert transit cuts Thursday, December 02, 2010 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Ed Rendell today announced a $45 million allocation that would allow the Port Authority to avert record-breaking service cuts planned for March. After meeting privately with members of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, a 10-county […]
RSVP on Facebook…or just come! Time 4 December · 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location 5200 Posvar Hall on Pitt’s Campus Created by: Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Andrew C Wagner More info In the wake of our two successful demonstrations (one of which made the front page of the Post-Gazette!), we need to continue to build PPT […]