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NEXTransit Fare Policy Recommendations are grossly inadequate, and we need to speak up!

What is NEXTransit? NEXTransit is Port Authority’s 25-year long-range plan. This is the first public planning document that Port Authority has developed in decades, and it will impact their policy and infrastructure priorities for the foreseeable future. In this final NEXTransit draft (p.38), Port Authority names fare affordability as the 2nd most highly ranked policy […]

Port Authority’s June Service Adjustments, Q2 2021, with comment from @PGH_Bus_Info Hotline

New quarterly adjustments bring an ever-so-slight increase in service levels. Overall Service remains below pre-pandemic levels. Four times every year, the Port Authority adjusts its transit schedules and routes to account for construction, road closures, rider’s requests, ridership shifts, and/or all of the other unexpected changes that might affect Pittsburgh roads.  These quarterly adjustments were […]

PPT Public Testimony at City Hearing on ARPA Spending

The City needs transparency and public input for COVID relief funding plan Earlier this month, City Council voted 7-1 to approve Mayor Peduto’s allocation plan for the $336 million in COVID relief money. This allocation plan received zero public input before it was made public, just a few days prior to 2 public hearings on […]

PPT Coordinating Committee Elections 2021

Overview Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots, democratic, member-led organization that fights for racial justice and public transit as a human right.  Each July, the organization holds elections for its membership to elect a slate of candidates to serve for two years on the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is PPT’s equivalent to a […]

Transit for All PA! Campaign Kicks-off With a 100 Transit Riders & Workers Rally in Harrisburg

On Tuesday, June 29th, more than 100 transit riders, transit workers and allies in the Transit for All PA! coalition convened on the Capitol steps to kick off the fight for a dedicated $1.65 billion dollars in annual funding for Pennsylvania public transit.  Residents of Johnstown, Scranton, Lancaster, Harrisburg, York, State College, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia travelled hundreds […]