Pittsburghers for Public Transit
We are a grassroots organization of riders, drivers, and advocates working to defend and expand public transit. We believe that transit is a human right: everyone should have access to safe, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable transit operated by union drivers paid living wages. Join us in keeping the public in public transit!
Pittsburghers for Public Transit joined residents of Braddock, Duquesne, and Rankin, ACCESS Mob, and transit advocates to tell the Port Authority “No!” to mandatory transfers and service impacts to the disability community. From the WESA coverage of the event: “The monetary and physical costs of switching buses take a toll on these communities, which tend to […]
“The city has talked the talk about affordable housing and talked about a commitment to access and mobility, but here’s the opportunity to actually prove it,” said Crystal Jennings, organizer of the Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition. “The Lexington site is next to the best transit in the city — the [Martin Luther King] […]
Photo credit: Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh CityPaper “When it comes to building affordable housing, there is no better place to do so than near public transportation. Since low-income people are less likely to own cars than higher-income individuals, good access to public transit is necessary for affordable-housing dwellers to travel to work, visit family and […]
Residents and Riders speak up at PAAC Board Meeting about the negative impact of the BRT in their communities:
Great Press Coverage on Possible BRT Impact on Duquesne and Braddock communities. If you missed the meeting, you can still email comments and concerns around the BRT proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. — Residents and community representatives from Duquesne and Braddock highlighted the consequences of less frequent service along the key 61 A,B,C & D routes, along […]